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Category Archives: Physical Therapy

These blog posts are related to “physical therapy,” also called “physio” or “physiotherapy” in the rest of the world. Inside this section, we discuss quick self assessments and screens, provide useful information about common issues related to what physical therapy can do for you, 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 for you, then team at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance 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 your 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!

How to Find the Best TRICARE Physical Therapy Provider for You

Tricare

As an active duty or retired military member, it may be hard to find a TRICARE physical therapy provider off base or know what your TRICARE insurance plan does and does not cover. Many active duty military members and their spouses don’t know that they have options when it comes to their healthcare benefits off base! At…

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How Quickly Can I Return to Sports After ACL Surgery?

This week I wanted to answer a common question we recently get asked quite regularly by our post ACL surgery clients: “Dr. Andalon…my name is Amy, I’m 36 years old and I had my right ACL reconstructed six months ago after injuring myself during a co-ed indoor soccer game. I was recently discharged from physical…

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Avoid A Knee Replacement Naturally

How PT Helps 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 Physio-Wellness-Performance. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still in a…

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How Can I Stop Knee Pain Without Surgery?

Knee pain without surgery

So you want to know how you can stop knee pain without surgery? If you’re like a lot of people over age 40, knees that have served you well for years gradually start hurting and swelling – especially once you increase your activity. They may start making cracking or popping sounds, and you may even…

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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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How Your One Daily Habit May Be Making Your Sciatica Pain Worse (And How To Ease It…)!

Do you know the one daily habit that may be making your sciatica pain worse? Lately we’ve had an increase of clients coming in for treatment with complaints of reoccurring sciatic pain. And this week I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with one of our amazing clients, Mary, 49 from Carlsbad,…

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Why Modifying Your Ab Workout With Diastasis Recti Is Not The Answer

One of the most common issues I see in my practice of treating women after pregnancy is diastasis recti (or abdominal separation).  This is a lot more common than people think.  Almost 100% of women have this condition during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  Many times, especially after multiple pregnancies, the separation does not close…

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Why Is It My Shoulder Hurts Only With Movement … But Feels Fine At My Side? [Updated]

Shoulder pain

We originally wrote this article way back in July 2017 about why you might have a situation where your shoulder hurts only with movement.  It really resonated with a lot of people. There were so many people who came to our website because of this article. Even today, everyone wants to know why their shoulder…

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5 Secrets to Keep Back Pain Away From Your Golf Game [Updated]

Golf and back pain

In June 2017, I wrote this post about the 3 Secrets to Keep Back Pain Away From Your Golf Game. Over the last year, we have helped hundreds of golfers get back to playing the game they love so dearly. Additionally, through our conversations and evaluations, we have determined 2 new areas that we really…

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