Are You Embarrassed When You Lose Bladder Control?

Dr. Dawn talking about bladder control

Lose Bladder Control We strive to help people who want be more active and mobile, healthy and fit. And in doing so, I want to address the topic that was brought up at a fitness class that I recently attended. Two women were talking amongst each other about how they want to be more active,…

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Why Sitting is Taking Years Off Your Life… 4 Tips To Combat This!

Want to know why sitting is taking years off your life?  Read on to find out… I wanted to share a question that was recently asked by one of our amazing clients, Josh, who’s 48 years old from Del Mar, California. Now Josh asked me, “I recently read an article that says, ‘Americans are spending…

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Why Does Cracking or Popping My Back Initially Relieve My Pain? And It Doesn’t Last!

Back Pain Video

Dr. Chris Ingstad here with LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. I hope you’re having a great day. I’ve got a question a woman asked me about a month ago about “cracking or popping my back” that I’d like to share. I thought I would finally record something (see video below) and share that information with the rest of…

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My Doctor Told Me to Rest My Back, But I Just Want to Be Active Again… Help!

Runner on dirt road

If you have ever thought, “I’ve just been told to rest my back… And I just want to be active again,” then this article is especially for you.

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Why Does My Back Hurt After a Round of Golf?

Golfing buddies

Why Does My Back Hurt After a Round of Golf?   “Why is it my low back hurts after I get done playing a round of golf?” This was a question we recently got asked… Let’s first talk about the sport itself. Golf… It’s a rotational sport. We rotate through the trunk from the hips,…

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Exercising After Having A Baby… When Is It Safe To Start?

Tiny babies feet

Exercising After Having A Baby… When Is It Safe To Start? I wanted to tell you about a common question that I got asked four times in the last two weeks… as most of these women were about three months after having their baby, some were sooner, and they want to know, “When is it…

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Why Does My Shoulder Only Hurt When I Move My Arm, But Feels Fine At My Side?

Shoulder pain

Why Does My Shoulder Only Hurt When I Move My Arm… But Feels Fine At My Side?… This is one of the most common shoulder questions we get asked in the clinic. This week I had a question asked by one of our clients Brooke, 49, from Encinitas, who asked… “For the past several weeks…

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3 Secrets to Eliminate Neck and Shoulder Pain

Neck and shoulder pain

Neck and shoulder pain are never any fun! In fact, it is the 8th leading cause for disability in the United States and 4th in the world. If the head is not held in the correct postural position, then it exerts about 3.6 times more force than it takes to stand upright with good posture.…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Low back pain and exercise

Want to know if it is safe to exercise with a bad back? This week I had a question asked by one of our amazing clients, Rob, 51, from Carlsbad… And it’s one that we get asked often! It went something like this… “This past weekend I was skating and I hurt my back. It was…

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What is Diastasis Recti & Did Someone Mention Surgery?

Diastasis recti and exercise

DIASTASIS RECTI Diastasis Recti often occurs during pregnancy when the growing baby stretches the abdominal muscles and tissues. Some women’s abdominal area heals on its own after the baby is born, but approximately 33% of women’s don’t heal completely postpartum by 6-8 weeks. So is your belly pooch because of diastasis or is there another…

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