What is Myofascial Decompression and How Can It Help Your Aches and Pains?

What is Myofascial Decompression and How Can It Help Your Aches and Pains?

Myofascial decompression (MFD, often referred to as cupping, is a manual therapy technique, specifically a myofascial release technique that utilizes a pneumatic pump with vacuum cups.
Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba and P90X. It can often feel like you have to endure a breathless, intense, fast-moving, punishing workout to see results.
Ode to the Morning Run: Charlotte-Area Runners Share Why It's So Special
What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

Every day I have to have difficult conversations with patients.
Bill Heisel on WTBQ talking about medical care in NASCAR

Bill Heisel on WTBQ talking about medical care in NASCAR

Bill Heisel is the Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports
“Our goal is to Empower You”: The Four Questions Every Physical Therapy Patient Wants to Know
5 Things to Know about Charlotte Soccer Academy’s Brad Wylde

5 Things to Know about Charlotte Soccer Academy’s Brad Wylde

An interview with Brad Wylde, President and Executive Director of Charlotte Soccer Academy
NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.
Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

An epidemiological study of 118 upper extremity injuries in NASCAR pit crews tracked over a 10 year period shows a surge in hook of hamate (a bone in the palm on the small finger side of the wrist) hand injuries in particular among changers and carriers.
Building a workout: Power Moves

Building a workout: Power Moves

One of the most frustrating elements to exercise is knowing what to do. You have the dedication to show up at the gym, but do you have the knowledge to know what to do when you get there?
Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral Acetabular Impingement in Rear Changers

Femoral acetabular impingement injuries have increased among rear tire changers, according to research done by OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee surgeon Dr. Walter Beaver, who also serves as head team physician for Hendrick Motorsports, and Bill Heisel, director of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports program.
The 12 Days of Yoga Holiday Workout

The 12 Days of Yoga Holiday Workout

Our orthopedic experts are fans of incorporating yoga postures to strengthen and stretch tight muscle groups.
Speed Recovery with Inversions

Speed Recovery with Inversions

Can hanging upside down improve your health?
Running Race Etiquette

Running Race Etiquette

Occasionally poor runner’s etiquette can get in the way of having a good race day experience. Here are a few helpful tips whether you’ve never run a race before or are a seasoned runner
Recovering from the Marathon Blues

Recovering from the Marathon Blues

If you’re feeling lost post-race, here is some advice to manage the weeks ahead.
Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month - December 2016

Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month - December 2016

CSA and OC Player of the Month Charlotte Soccer Academy and OrthoCarolina have partnered to present the Charlotte Soccer Academy Player of the Month Award. Each month, we will recognize an outstanding player.
Don’t Be Afraid to Be the Guy in Yoga Class

Don’t Be Afraid to Be the Guy in Yoga Class

Before I started doing yoga, I didn’t know what energy flow meant from a yoga perspective.
OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

Darren Harris, the Practice Administrator at OrthoCarolina’s Hickory, North Carolina office, and his family have an interesting holiday tradition.
Eastern Slickrock Ride in Asheville, NC

Eastern Slickrock Ride in Asheville, NC

Riding Slickrock at Dupont State Recreation Area. ... powered by OrthoCarolina thru a partnership with RootsRated.com