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Category Archives: Pilates

Pilates is the hidden secret to dealing with back pain. Check out the Level4 PT blog on pain relief for the answers to any questions you may have regarding pilates!

What’s the Difference Between Mat and Reformer Pilates?

Pilates

I got emailed a question last week and I wanted to share it with you. it’s a common question I get asked about the difference between Mat vs. Reformer Pilates?) … And most ladies are wanting to know this: “Hi Dr. Andalon! I’m hoping for a bit of guidance. I have friends who have enjoyed…

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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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Pilates: Is it Good for People with Lower Back Pain or Sciatica?

Pilates

Let’s answer a pressing question which a new client recently called in asking for the answer to: “Dr. Andalon, I recently read in a health magazine that Pilates exercises can help the pain in my lower back and eliminate the agonizing sciatica pain I feel down my leg. My sister swears by it because it…

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What Is Pilates?

If you’ve listened to the Women’s Health: Happy Hour podcast, downloaded the “7 Reasons Why Pilates Will Ease Your Pain And Reshape Your Life” guide, or visited the LEVEL4 Physical Therapy clinic and seen the slightly intimidating Pilates Reformer machines; you’ll know we’re big fans of Pilates. It’s not only our favorite form of exercise…

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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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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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Why Pilates is the Hidden Secret for Back Pain Relief

Pilates

Pilates was invented in the early 20th century as a method of body rehabilitation and for strengthening World War I soldiers.  This method was started by Joseph Pilates, but it took off as a mainstream exercise when ballet dancers started using it to improve their dancing performance. Why Pilates is the Hidden Secret for Back…

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Why These 5 Easy Tips Help Avoid Low Back Pain And Keep You From Feeling Like The Left-Out Grandparent

Left Out Grandparent

Your grandchildren are simultaneously your greatest joy and greatest sorrow. I often hear “I have low back pain… what should I do?” Or “how do I fix a lower back strain?” Or even, “What can I do to avoid low back pain in the future?”  When I ask what happened to cause this pain, many…

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The Hidden Reason Why You Inconsistently Hit the Golf Ball Further and Straighter in Your Golf Game

Hit the Golf Ball Further Golfer

Do you want to hit the golf ball further? Here’s a little secret… In order to hit the golf ball further (consistently) and combat a lot of the twisting and torque that happens to your body in golf, it is important to keep your body balanced and strong. There is a type of exercise that…

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How to Follow Through With New Year’s Resolutions?

7 Steps To Achieving Your

Only 8% of People Do This We are now in December of 2017 and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is alive and well. Over the last couple weeks, we’ve actually had some of our clients starting to talk about New Year’s resolutions and trying to come up with some things that they can…

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