National Physical Therapy Month: Meet Kristine Royen

National Physical Therapy Month: Meet Kristine Royen

She loves sports as much as you do!
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Y Balance Test

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.
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

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
What is Hand Therapy?

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).
World Physical Therapy Day

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.
How to Properly Foam Roll

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.
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling

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.
Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

Aquatic-based therapy offers a healing medium and therapeutic components that can be customized to each patient’s needs...
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

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
The “Real Core”:  Yoga and the Psoas

The “Real Core”: Yoga and the Psoas

Your core muscles are deep in your back and help stabilize and strengthen your spine.
Females and CrossFit

Females and CrossFit

Strength training is so often ignored by females.
Smoldering Setback:  A Firefighter’s Journey to Stay Healthy

Smoldering Setback: A Firefighter’s Journey to Stay Healthy

For Matt Yost, being in shape isn't just part of his healthy lifestyle. His job and people’s lives depend on it.
Why I Used to Grunt When Putting on my Socks

Why I Used to Grunt When Putting on my Socks

Four years ago, I was not healthy. I was eating pizza and burgers 3-4 times a week and drinking too much beer and soda. Sure, we like to indulge sometimes, but I was not healthy. I peaked at 190 pounds, which is a lot for me, after a Christmas vacation with my buddies – and I felt depressed about my overall health.
Muscle Balance for Your Hips

Muscle Balance for Your Hips

(And why you shouldn’t sit all day)
Cycling is a great sport, hands down. Even when you break one.

Cycling is a great sport, hands down. Even when you break one.

Up in the Appalachian Mountains, we love cycling. I ride with High Country Development, a group of cyclists all under the age of 25 who are full-time college students.
12 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

12 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

Your core muscles are muscles that you can’t ‘see’, as opposed to muscles that are visible in shape beneath your skin.
Spring into Baseball:  Tips for a Successful Season

Spring into Baseball: Tips for a Successful Season

After a long and brutal winter, spring has finally sprung in the Carolinas. For many of us, that means one thing – BASEBALL!
Functional Movement and CrossFit

Functional Movement and CrossFit

Functional movements sound complicated but they’re just natural, compound body movements that use multiple joints in your body.
High-Intensity Exercise Part II: Some common injuries

High-Intensity Exercise Part II: Some common injuries

High-intensity interval training is typically done at around 80-95% of your maximal aerobic capacity. It’s important to start slow and progress bit by bit when participating in HIIT training or any type of intense exercise.