Our Client of the Month
This amazing mom of 2 had been dealing with intermittent back pain and weakness over the past several years after having her kids. She was concerned about starting up a new fitness routine because of diastasis recti (abdominal separation) post-partum and wanted guidance to do exercises that would help it and not make it worse. After finding Dr. Dawn and the Level4 Team she is able to carry her photography equipment through a full day of wedding shoots for her business without back pain, feels empowered and stronger in her daily life, and even reported feeling her clothes fitting better (lost 3 inches in her abdominal region!)
What will your transformation be?
Our mission is not to give the MOST services, but the BEST services! Our results are our proof. It's our hope that the stories shared on this page will inspire you to take the action necessary to reclaim the life you deserve.
Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance helped go from a walker to completing ultra marathons after my accident. When you want the very best, give these guys a call!"Gregory 63, Encinitas, CA
"Love these guys!!! They are good people! But even better they are so good at what they do! No matter what complaint I threw at them they were able to adjust my treatment plan and I really was pain free before my treatment plan was over! I will be a patient for life and highly recommend them!"Liz 37, Oceanside, CA
"You think you can sort it out for yourself, it comes and goes, but there comes a point when you think, well, I’ve been missing out now for 6 weeks, I’ve got to go and do something to get it looked at properly. Dr. Oscar and his team have helped me with Shoulder and Knee problems and get me going again quicker than any other way I’ve tried."Dave 45, Encinitas, CA
Not only do they help improve your quality of life, but they focus on getting you back to what you love doing. Dr. Chris and the rest of the team at Level4 are personable and still stay in touch with me. Thank you for all you have done for me."Martin D. 22, Coronado, CA
"I want to brag about all that they did for her, but it's just too much to write. To sum it up, I can confidently say they went above and beyond. My mom has depression so when it came to the recovery process she had very little motivation. She was ready to give up and accept an arm stuck in flexion. However, I can gladly say that she did not have to settle for that thanks to Level 4. My mom really enjoyed working with them and is even happier with her results. Not only are they very skilled and knowledgeable in their field of work, but they really do care for you as a person. Can't thank them enough!"Kelsey. L 24, Oceanside, CA
"Dr. Chris is the best! He gives innovative solutions to this patient when I'm stuck on a "How do I?" question, or when the method always used just doesn't work. And I'm from out of town.
At the time I was still in therapy in Texas, and Dr. Chris consulted with my DPT to further follow up and assist me in getting my life back. Since we saw him five weeks ago he's called me and emailed me to check on my status, and he's collaborated with my Texas therapist on a good suggestion she had made. Now, instead of walking 20 minutes twice a day, I'm combining those walks and the endurance is starting to show again. There's a great vibe about the location, the gym, the Yoga practice. Just meeting the staff and colleagues brings home the fact that these guys practice what they preach. I am very grateful to Dr. Chris and look forward to seeing him again when we return to California."Carloyn B. 77, Quitmen, TX
"At first you think you can just give it time or do a Google search, and then you realize it what your doing isn’t working. I found Level4 through a co-worker's recommendation and after the first session I was thinking to myself 'I wish I’d found them sooner' – Don't do what I did... just go and see the specialists at Level4 right away!"Caroline 38, Carlsbad, CA
"The team at Level4 is made up of happy, friendly people. Their unique hands on treatments combined with specific exercises has always worked for me. All in all, the physical therapists at Level4 are the best!"Claire 36, Carlsbad, CA
"Awesome people! I came in with a herniated disc a few months ago and feeling very frustrated and ready to give up. Dr. Oscar assured me that I could get back to doing the sport that I love. I trusted him and the process and did the work he prescribed. I learned a lot, feeling so much better, and am back at the sport I love. Thank you so much!"Jeannie 43, Carlsbad, CA
"Not sure why, but I waited months before going to see the Level4 team. My neck and shoulder just kept hurting when I was working or playing and running around with my kids. My first physical therapist that was covered under my insurance plan said he couldn’t help me because I needed surgery - I refused and a friend told me about Level4. It was such a relief to find out what was wrong and Dr. Oscar told me that in about the first 3-4 minutes of seeing him. Don’t make the mistake I did, just go and get physical therapy with the team at Level4 ASAP."Kelly 32, Vista, CA
"I was a bit frightened about going at first but after the treatments I received at Level4, I was able to play golf again for the first time in 10 years without a back brace. I tried physical therapy with someone else first but it didn’t work, so I thought nothing could be done but now I know I got that decision wrong and I wish I’d made the decision to go and see the team at Level4 earlier because they got me active and pain free again within weeks."Brent 57, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
"I’ve been doing CrossFit for 3 years now and love to keep fit, but have suffered from calf, muscular and other injuries…I’ve made the mistake in the past of leaving it too long but Dr. Oscar always gets you back on track and repaired quickly – you’ve got to listen to what he says, you always feel positive with what they do and I like that they advise what you can be doing to prevent it happening again – Physical Therapy at Level4 always works for me."Jeff 57, Carlsbad, CA
"Level4 PT was highly recommended to me after I had a rotator cuff injury. Upon arriving at Level 4, I was immediately cared for in a professional manner to help relieve the intense pain. During my PT, they also alleviated the pain I was experiencing in my neck for the past fews years from another injury. I am so happy to be completely pain free and also got my shoulder mobility back. I encourage anyone to visit Level4 PT before anything else! Thank you again to the whole team."Melissa. D 50, Coronado, CA
"I was a bit skeptical about going at first but after the treatments I received at Level4 I was able to play tennis again without a knee brace and I'm now able to go up and down stairs without pain for the first time in 5 and a half years. I did have physical therapy someone else at first but the experience is nothing like here. I wish I came to Level4 first rather than where my doctor referred me to - it was a waste of my time. I also wish I knew about the team at Level4 earlier because they got me active and pain free again."Valerie K. 72, Poway, CA
"Absolute best PT in town. Pains that I never thought would go away, resolved. You won't be disappointed."Mike V. 54, Encinitas, CA
"Dr. Chris and his partners know all about sports medicine and will help anyone to get back to their best shape."Alfredo B. 46, Sorrento Valley, CA
"I can't thank Level4 enough. I had a pretty bad herniated disc along with referred pain down my leg. I went to countless physicians before coming here and never saw any results. Level4 actually produced the results I was looking for! After a few weeks I'm back to living pain free again. You guys rock!"Kimberly 36, Cardiff, CA
"I was a bit frightened about going at first but after the treatments I received at Level4 I was able to surf again without shoulder pain for the first time in almost a year following my shoulder surgery. I originally tried my "in-network" insurance for two and a half months following my surgery and I knew something was wrong because I still couldn't get my arm higher than my stomach. A family member recommended Level4 and within in 6 visits Dr. Oscar got me moving my arm overhead. I wish I’d made the decision to go and see the team at Level4 earlier because they got me active and pain free again within weeks."Daniel 41, Encinitas, CA
"Dr. Dawn takes the time to actually show you how to do each exercise correctly. I always get the feeling that she cares enough to have thought about all of the exercises she gives you… and that makes you feel more confident and sure that they are going to make a difference like you'd hope."Connie 42, Del Mar, CA
"I've improved in a lot of things... speed, strength and just my mentality has grown a lot about wanting to play soccer and wanting to beat people... So this place has really helped me with that. It's a great program and you learn a lot about physical therapy and the stuff that they do, as well as get stronger and improve yourself in your mentalities. I obviously gained some more pounds and got stronger on the ball and I noticed throughout the weeks that we were doing it that I was bumping people off the ball easier and I was getting into tackles harder and I was putting up a fight more than what I used to. Thank you!"Titus Carlsbad, CA High School Soccer Forward
"Dr. Chris Ingstad has been helping me for the last 7 years. He knows what he is doing. One of the best in town! Thank you!"Rafael D. 34, La Jolla, CA
"I tried various other osteopaths and chiropractors but they didn’t do much to help me…The Level4 team got to the root cause of my knee problem and I’ve left feeling as happy and healthy as I have done in years."Carol 49, Del Mar, CA
"I went to another PT clinic which didn’t help me at all and it was my co-worker who started asking around and we got recommended to see Dr. Dawn…she and all the team are great and she helped me get over my pelvic pain. Thank you."Tonya 43, Carlsbad, CA
"My problems with SI and back pain started at 20 weeks – and only got worse. The doctor told me it would just go away, but that didn’t happen. I was recommended to see Dr. Dawn by someone at work and I told her my priority was to be able to lift my child without pain. I achieved that and now I’m feeling much better than I ever thought possible." Thank you so much!"Jennifer 32, Vista, CA
"I suffered for 7 months before Dr. Dawn was recommended to me – I felt better instantly just from knowing that someone actually knew and understood what I was going through."Sarah 29, Encinitas, CA
"At first I thought with time my shoulder pain would go away, and then I realized it wasn't going to work. I wish I'd come to see the specialists at Level4 much sooner because they made it so easy to start feeling better again after the first visit. Don't do what I did and wait! Go and see the guys at Level4...they are the best!"Louise 48, Solana Beach, CA
"I waited because I just didn’t know what to do – the other PT clinic didn’t help me at all and it was my Mom who started asking around and we got recommended to see Dr. Dawn…she and all the team are great and really helped me over my back pain. Thank you."Amy 34, Carlsbad, CA
"I play squash and love to keep fit, but have suffered from calf, muscular and other sports type injuries…I’ve made the mistake in the past of leaving it too long but Physical Therapy here always gets you back on track and repaired quickly – you’ve got to listen to what these physical therapists says, you always feel it’s positive what they do and I like that they advise what you can be doing to prevent it happening again – Physical Therapy at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance always works for me."Andy 59, Del Mar, CA
"I originally had an Achilles Tendon Injury…my Dad and my brother had previously been here at Level4 and told me to come…I’m so glad I did! I wasn’t getting anywhere with my first physical therapist under my insurance plan and now I’m back to doing everything I once could. I am really happy with everything the team at Level4 did for me. The whole staff is great and the service is excellent!"Jane 42, Oceanside, CA
October 2018 - Susan
Susan is a 65+ year-old active lady who was dealing with balance and sensation issues into her feet, making it difficult to participate in her activities without limitations. Wanting to have the sense of health and wellness back into her life, she decided to get the help she needed to overcome this situation. She came to Level4 less than 3 months ago to address her balance concerns and is now playing tennis again without concerns. Susan still attends weekly gym classes for Zumba and sculpting. She has continued to make great progress on her strength and stability, and is now looking to add more tennis days to her retired schedule (which keeps her schedule busy)...
August 2018 - Betsy
Betsy has made tremendous gains following her hip replacement. She is recently retired and is someone who wants to be active. Not to mention, she works very hard to get back to the way she was living prior to the surgery. Everyday she comes in the facility, she has a smile on her face and ready to give it her best. And then she leaves with a grin from ear to ear until she returns. Her goals are to continuing being active and loves to body surf in the San Diego beach waves. With her hard work and determination, she will be surfing those waves in no time at all. Great job Betsy!
June 2018 - Shanna
Shanna is a 34-year-old active surgical nurse who has been dealing with chronic right and left hip pain for the past 3 years from failed hardware from her first surgery for hip dysplasia. The pain significantly affected her ability to stay active doing the things she loved like snowboarding, golfing, hiking, and her daily workouts. After undergoing bilateral hip surgery at the end of last year (each hip 3 months apart), she came to Level4 less than 3 months ago to get a more intensive rehab program and her lifestyle back! She needed to return to work standing in an operating room assisting with surgeries for a 12-hour shift and was looking forward to one day returning to running and snowboarding without anything holding her back... She continues to make progress on her endurance and strength, but is now back at work and from her first visit walking in with a cane, look at her now!
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