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Category Archives: Aging

These blog posts are related to “aging”.  Inside this section, we discuss self assessments and screens, provide useful information about common issues that relate to aging, and what you can do to get you back out there doing what you love.  Whether you are just looking for information, a real solution to fix your problem, or speciality care, the team at LEVEL4 will be able to assist you.  We start with providing valuable and useful information to help you make the best decision about what the next step will be.  In some cases, just getting the right information puts you on the right path to a solution.  In most cases, however, getting on the phone with one of our specialists gives you the opportunity to discuss your specific problem, ask you questions to get the right answers, and then determine what you should do next.  From there, you start to get the answers about what is going on and move forward to an thorough evaluation with your input on what you want to achieve.  Then your plan of care can start, getting you back to doing the things you love!

3 Proven Ways You Can Relieve Sciatic Pain While Sleeping

Sciatica is a condition that can wreak havoc on your life, both physically and emotionally. Sciatica can prevent you from enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as playing with your children or getting a good night’s sleep. The constant discomfort and sleepless nights can lead to frustration, anxiety, and even depression. However, there is hope! In…

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Can Physical Therapy Help Avoid A Knee Replacement Naturally

Can PT Help Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Most people think that when they get knee pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and goes away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, knee pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain.  It’s often even worse than it was…

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PRP Injections: Why Physical Therapy Plays A Key Role In Your Success

PRP Injection Physical Therapy

I wanted to answer an email I received this past summer from one of our clients, Jackie 64, from Encinitas, CA, who asked about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP injections); a popular topic we get asked by our clients at LEVEL4 PT & Wellness. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still…

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6 Critical Strategies for Creating Meaningful Social Connections to Help You Live Longer

Creating Meaningful Social Connections

In a digital age, face-to-face communication is critical to help in creating meaningful social connections and maybe more important than ever before. In fact, your health may depend on it. It’s time to put down your phone, and go out to meet a friend or loved one for coffee; it just may help you live…

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Why Your Joint Aches and Pains Feel Worse In Cold Weather

Why Your Joint Aches and Pains Feel Worse In Cold Weather

Are your joints starting to feel stiff lately? Do they ache more than usual? Have you noticed any clicks and cracks coming from your knees?  There are several reasons why your joint aches and pain feel worse in cold weather.  If you’re struggling to put your finger on it and you’re not sure why it’s…

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Why Are Falls So Dangerous for Seniors?

Why Are Falls So Dangerous for Seniors

What’s the largest cause of hospital admissions for older people? If the title of this article (“Why Are Falls So Dangerous for Seniors?”) didn’t give it away for you… you might guess that it’s the latest winter flu bug. But you’d be wrong – it’s a more everyday problem. One in 4 people aged 65+…

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Balance and Falls In People Aged 55+: 4 Common Myths

Balance and falls,

Balance and falls are a major public health concern for the growing aging population, especially if your 55+.  Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall; every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall-related injury.  Falls are costly and can cause older adults to lose their…

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Falls In The Elderly: 3 Common Causes

Did you know that falls in the elderly that lead to injury are more common than the number of strokes that occur in the United states each year? Last week we received a phone call from an older gentleman who was concerned about his wife’s balance and wanted to know why he was noticing that…

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Why Flexibility Can Slow Down Aging… Despite Your Age!

Flexibility Can Slow Down Aging

Did you know that having good flexibility can slow down aging… despite your age? Are you finding it difficult to sit on low couches, chairs, toilet or on the floor? Are you waking up every morning with a stiff back?  Are your shoulders beginning to round forward?? Is putting on your socks and shoes becoming…

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What is the Best Way to Stay Fit Over 40?

Fitness Over 40

Here are some of the best things that you can do to stay fit over 40, and why this type of exercise is really going to benefit you? Stay Fit Over 40 Well, as we age, we lose flexibility in our joints and our soft tissue. We also have changes in our coordination and balance,…

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