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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!

Back Pain: The ONE Thing That Makes Sciatica Worse and What to Do About It

Back Pain & Sciatica

“Dr. Dawn, I have been having horrible, miserable, and sleepless sciatica for the past 2 months now. My doctor has done little to help me and the muscle relaxers he prescribed are really weak!!! I tried a Chiropractor with no success. Aleve and a Tens unit don’t do a thing. I have been able to…

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Why Physical Therapy Can Help With Bladder Leakage

Do you suffer from an overactive bladder or bladder leakage? We describe an overactive bladder (OAB) as a more frequent than “average” urge to urinate throughout the day. People who suffer from this condition tend to wake up and visit the bathroom 3-4 times per night. Sometimes more. And, unfortunately, it can also lead to…

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Can Physical Therapy Help My Muscles After Having Covid?

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has become a major part of all of our lives. If you’re unlucky enough to contract Covid-19, it comes with a whole host of symptoms in most cases. Symptoms that differ widely from person to person. But one of the most common symptoms we see in patients recovering from severe illness and Long…

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What Causes Painful Sex?

Do you live in fear of painful sex? Is pain during or after sex ruining your sex life? Are you worried about what may be causing it? Any pain or discomfort you feel in the pelvic region, vagina, or labia during or after sex is known as dyspareunia. The word derives from Greek, meaning “difficulty…

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How To Sleep With Rotator Cuff Pain

Rotator cuff pain can be debilitating. It’s not until you damage the group of muscles in your shoulder that you appreciate what your shoulder facilitates. Getting up, running, partaking in sports, and even walking can suddenly feel excruciating. While rotator cuff pain initially starts as a dull throb, it can quickly worsen and cause further…

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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?

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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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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How Can I Stop Knee Pain Without Surgery?

How Can I Stop 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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