Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

Answers from the OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Department
Why We Chose to be Physical Therapists

Why We Chose to be Physical Therapists

Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a big role in rehabilitation, and PT is an important part of the work we do to help our patients maximize long-term health benefits.
National Physical Therapy Month: What Our Patients Say

National Physical Therapy Month: What Our Patients Say

Below are some comments from our patients about their OrthoCarolina physical therapy experience. We are grateful for our PTs, their service and hard work!
Our PTs: They’ve Got Your Back…and Your Legs…and More…

Our PTs: They’ve Got Your Back…and Your Legs…and More…

October is National Physical Therapy Month
Ask the Physical Therapist...

Ask the Physical Therapist...

Answers from the OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy Department
From Fractures to Fire Suits

From Fractures to Fire Suits

How one athletic trainer does double duty as a NASCAR pit crew member
Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.
Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...
Going the Extra Mile: Helping Care Ring Cross the Finish Line

Going the Extra Mile: Helping Care Ring Cross the Finish Line

Each August we take to the streets with our fellow runners for the annual OrthoCarolina 10K Classic.
The Ultimate List: Our Top 50 Tips for Running Your First Race

The Ultimate List: Our Top 50 Tips for Running Your First Race

Running your first race can be scary, exhilarating and everything in between.
Patience is Probably the Best Quality in a Runner

Patience is Probably the Best Quality in a Runner

I spend a lot of time playing the numbers game and weighing probabilities of various outcomes as a running coach...
Why the Core Muscles are Different from Other Muscles

Why the Core Muscles are Different from Other Muscles

The core is the part of the human body located between the pelvic floor and diaphragm, and its main job is to hold and protect your spine.
NASCAR Medicine

NASCAR Medicine

In the Fast Lane with PA Bill Heisel
Do you get back pain from sitting at your desk?

Do you get back pain from sitting at your desk?

Ergonomics and the “90-90-90 Position”: Why ‘how’ you sit is so important
Why we need to be more active

Why we need to be more active

Our society today is one that is attached to social media and for the most part sedentary due to long hours spent on computers during the work day.
Why Position-Specific Injuries are Common in NASCAR

Why Position-Specific Injuries are Common in NASCAR

“In what other sport do you get a 15-second break every hour?” –Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

OrthoCarolina, a Charlotte orthopedic clinic. Over the past decade, OrthoCarolina staff members have become as much a part of the NASCAR traveling circus as the other regulars who roam the same roads as drivers, crews and officials.
Occupational Therapy: What to Know

Occupational Therapy: What to Know

April is National OT Month
A Helping Hand: How Occupational Therapy Helps Patients with Artificial Limbs

A Helping Hand: How Occupational Therapy Helps Patients with Artificial Limbs

In occupational therapy, we often work with prostheses, or artificial devices that replace a part of the human body that may have been lost due to trauma or accident, congenital conditions or other reasons.