Physical Therapy

Dr. Oscar Andalon, PT, DPT, STC, MTC, CSCS, USAW-1, CF-L1, FMS/SFMA

Dr. Oscar Andalon is a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of LevelPhysical Therapy & Performance. He is known as a leading CrossFit trained and sports performance enhancement specialist in the San Diego area.  For more than 12 years, thousands of athletes and active people of all ages, levels and sports including Olympic medalists, professional, collegiate and recreational athletes have consulted Oscar; looking for answers to concerning questions about a fast end to their pain and best ways to improving performance.
Prior to living in Carlsbad, CA, he worked as Clinic Director for a 22,000 sq.ft. sports physical therapy and performance center. He became known as the “athlete whisperer” in the Pacific Northwest by becoming the leading CrossFit rehab and sports performance enhancement physical therapist and consultant to the Nike WHQ in Portland, OR.
Oscar’s passion for excelling in sports earned him the opportunity to compete in soccer both at the Division 1 collegiate level at University of San Francisco and at the professional level playing for the Californai Jaguars; giving him the understanding and experience of knowing what it takes to perform and excel at the highest level of competition.   Oscar is an orthopedic and sports performance specialist with a true passion in helping athletes and fitness fanatics of all ages and divisions, serving as an educator to bridge the gap between rehab and strength and conditioning..
EDUCATION
• Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
• Exercise Sports Science / Business Administration – University of San Francisco
CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS
• Sports Therapy Certified (North American Sports Medicine Institute)
• Manual Therapy Certified (University of St. Augustine & Health Sciences)
• Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
• Advanced Sports Performance Coach (USA Olympic Weightlifting)
• CrossFit Level One Trainer
• Movement & Mobility Specialists (MobilityIWOD)
• Certified Functional Movement Specialists (FMS)
• Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialists (SFMA)
• Certified Y-Balance Test Specialists
POSITIONS
• Lab Assistant – University of St. Augustine in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program
 
HOBBIES
• Weightlifting / CrossFit
• Soccer
• Football
• Beach Volleyball
• Mountain Biking
• Traveling
• Husband and father of two girlsiking

Dr. Chris Ingstad, DPT, OCS, MTC, ATC, FAAOMPT

Dr. Chris Ingstad is a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of LevelPhysical Therapy & Performance. He is known as a leading spinal / shoulder and sports performance enhancement specialist in the San Diego area. He has treated athletes and patients of all ages, shapes, and sizes; and has been doing so for the last decade. His passion for helping people started early in his career, even prior to becoming a physical therapist. He graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills where he also was a starting pitcher. He then continued for 2 years playing semi-professionally for the Clarinda, Iowa A’s. As an educator and published author, his areas of interest include rehabilitation of overhead throwing athletes and sport-related spinal, ankle and knee injuries and prevention.
Chris understands that physical therapy requires treating the entire person as an individual with their own concerns and restrictions. As a professional treating in the sports realm for over 15 years, he realizes there is still a significant gap that exists in the current medical model with an athlete’s rehabilitation clinically and their return to sport. So, he attempts to bridge this gap with all who require it.
EDUCATION
• Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
• Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education / Athletic Training, CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
 
CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS
• Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association
• Fellow (FAAOMPT) of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
• Manual Therapy Certified (MTC) by the University of St. Augustine
• Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Training Association
• Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI) by the American Physical Therapy Association
POSITIONS
• Medical Team Member – International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
• Professor – University of St. Augustine in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program
HOBBIES
• Cycling / Triathlon
• Weightlifting
• Hiking / Camping
• Jiu Jitsu
• Traveling
• Husband and father of 2 boys

Dr. Dawn Andalon, DPT, MTC, CPI

Dr. Dawn Andalon is a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of LevelPhysical Therapy & Performance. She is known as a leading spine and postpartum women’s health specialist in the San Diego area.
Prior to living in Carlsbad, CA, she worked at Nike WHQ in Portland, OR as a physical therapist and consultant. She has always enjoyed fitness and working with the athletic population as a former dancer and gymnast. Dawn has also completed certification through Polestar Pilates which she has implemented with elite and Olympic athletes, surfers, golf pros, and the weekend warrior to enhance their chosen sport. She is highly trained in Pelvic floor rehab and the female athlete, commonly treating spine, hip/pelvis, and incontinence issues. Dawn is a spine specialist, but her true passion lies in Pregnancy and Postpartum care, serving as an educator to bridge the gap in the medical system during the Postpartum period.
EDUCATION
• Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL
• Exercise Physiology & Dance – Ohio University
 
CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS
• Polestar Pilates Rehab/Studio Certification
• Manual Therapy Certified (University of St. Augustine & Health Sciences)
• Certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist
HOBBIES
• Weightlifting
• Yoga/Pilates
• Playing at the beach
• Mama to 2 girls and wife

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