Excellence in Orthopedics
OrthoCarolina is one of the nation's leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. We provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, our physicians have specialized expertise in foot & ankle, hip & knee, shoulder & elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. OrthoCarolina. You. Improved.
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What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Y Balance Test
As those of us in the therapy world look to get more objective and evidence-based, incorporating new tools can certainly make our jobs easier. More20 Oct
Why I Chose Physical Therapy as My Career
A Former PT Patient Becomes a PT Herself More17 Oct
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Soft-tissue injuries sometimes happen gradually, such as overuse issues in athletes or people who do repetitive physical work More16 Oct
University Office & Mallard Creek Surgery Center Road Closing/s
As the project to replace the bridges on North Tryon Street spanning Mallard Creek Church Road and the greenway progresses, traffic periodically will be re-routed More15 Oct
Workers' Compensation Tool Box
Information and forms for Case Managers More13 Aug
30 Things You Didn’t Know About Physician Assistants (PAs)
National PA Week is held every year from Oct. 6–12 More8 Oct
Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities
Fast fact: As of 2013 there were 3,000 published injury studies on football, 1,000 each on baseball and basketball, 140 on bowling, 43 on arm-wrestling and 7 on tug-of-war. NASCAR injury studies? There were 3. More7 Oct
Why We Need Physician Assistants
National PA Week More6 Oct
National Physical Therapy Month: Meet John Colville
October is National Physical Therapy Month More2 Oct
Our PTs: They’ve Got Your Back…and Your Legs…and More…
October is National Physical Therapy Month More1 Oct
Gastonia Urgent Care now open 7 days a week!
Starting today, 10/1, the orthopedic urgent care at the OrthoCarolina location in Gastonia will be serving patients 7 days a week. Visit URL30 Sep
Kids and Backpacks: How Heavy is Too Heavy?
For children, heavy school backpacks that pull the force of gravity and alter their posture can put them at risk for neck, shoulder and back pain. More29 Sep
OrthoCarolina to bundle knee, hip replacement costs.
Instead of waiting for change to be imposed, doctors at Charlotte’s OrthoCarolina, one of the region’s largest physician groups, have taken the lead in adopting a system to simplify billing and improve coordination of care. Visit URL28 Sep
Meet Angela Sneed, NASCAR Athletic Trainer
How she stayed on track and made her dream come true More25 Sep
What is Hand Therapy?
As a specialty practice of occupational and physical therapy, hand therapy focuses on orthopedic conditions that affect the upper extremities (hands and arms). More19 Sep
Post-Race Overtraining: How to Let Your Body Heal Properly
Leading up to a race, it’s important to plan your training accordingly to avoid overtraining... More15 Sep
OrthoCarolina Steps Up for Dunk Your Kicks to Fight Childhood Cancer
OrthoCarolina, Cards Creating Change and the Max Cure Foundation have teamed up for Dunk Your Kicks, a program to support Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September that collects used sneakers. More11 Sep
What You Think Is Your Core Isn’t Really Your Core
The “core” is such a hot topic these days. Is it abs, trunk or back? A combination of all of those? Strong core muscles keep your spine healthier, yet there is a lot of confusion as to exactly what those muscles are. More10 Sep
Welcome to Dr. Alison Warren, DAOM, L.Ac.
Dr. Warren holds a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and heads up our new Integrative Medicine service line. Visit URL9 Sep
World Physical Therapy Day
Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a vital role in keeping our patients healthy, improving movement, managing pain, promoting healing, and are often an important part of rehabilitation for those with chronic conditions. More8 Sep
Welcome to Dr. Parikh, OrthoCarolina Hickory
Dr. Parikh is a fellowship trained Interventional Physiatrist Visit URL7 Sep
My Hand Can Art Exhibit Opens Uptown
The My Hand Can art exhibition opens at the Mint Museum Uptown on September 3, showcasing the works of OrthoCarolina Hand Center patients. More2 Sep
How to Properly Foam Roll
Foam rolling has become increasingly popular over recent years, and foam rollers of all sizes can be found in almost any gym or physical therapy clinic in the United States. More27 Aug
What is Arthritis of the Foot?
Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot. More25 Aug
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling
When we contract our muscles repetitively, such as motion in sports activities, jobs or stress-related muscle tension, sensitive trigger points can develop within the muscle itself along the fascia that cover and protect them. More24 Aug
How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working
Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons. More22 Aug
How to Know Which Running Shoes to Buy
Whether you’re hitting the asphalt or the trails, the mountains, the beach or somewhere in between for your run, there are a lot of different factors that go into picking the right shoe. More20 Aug
How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet
Faulty alignment in your feet can create havoc and pain in the entire body... More19 Aug
Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?
The simple definition of overtraining is not allowing enough recovery time between hard workouts to allow your body to recover... More18 Aug
Toe Up, Toe Off: How Important is Footstrike in Running?
How the foot interacts with the ground while running is a topic of many running conversations... More7 Aug
Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy
Aquatic-based therapy offers a healing medium and therapeutic components that can be customized to each patient’s needs... Visit URL5 Aug
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – the McKenzie Method & Self-Treatment for Back Pain
Back pain can sometimes feel unbearable... More1 Aug
8 Ways to Keep Your Knees Healthy as You Age
Knee pain is a common problem, especially in older adults. As we move, walk and run every day, we battle gravity, and natural deterioration will occur... More31 Jul
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®
H-Wave stimulation is a drug-free form of electrical stimulation, or small muscle fiber stimulator, that treats chronic soft-tissue injury, improves lymphatic flow, and helps decrease acute, chronic and neuropathic pain More23 Jul
The “Real Core”: Yoga and the Psoas
Your core muscles are deep in your back and help stabilize and strengthen your spine. More22 Jul
Off to a Running Start!
Whether you’re an experienced runner or still working up to completing a mile, running is a full-body exercise that helps strengthen bones, muscles, vital organs and more. We’re partnering with the Charlotte Observer to launch Run Charlotte Run, putting the best in running tips, inspiration, health information and more all in one place. Visit URL17 Jul