Why the Transverse Abdominus is an Important Part of Your Core

Why the Transverse Abdominus is an Important Part of Your Core

In part three of our series on "core" trunk muscles and back pain we look at the muscle called the transversus abdominus.
Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Denny Hamlin’s Jackman on the Mend
Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

In your core you have “muscles you can see” and the real core muscles “you can’t see.”
What You Think Is Your Core Isn’t Really Your Core

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.
5 Tips from an Occupational Therapist to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Goals

5 Tips from an Occupational Therapist to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Goals

Nine times out of 10, these resolutions start off with a bang in January but, by March have dwindled.
How to Have a Healthy 2015: REAL Tips from an Orthopedist

How to Have a Healthy 2015: REAL Tips from an Orthopedist

Many of us make healthy resolutions every year, stick to them for a while, and inevitably break them. Sound familiar?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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: 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
Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities

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.
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).
Post-Race Overtraining: How to Let Your Body Heal Properly

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...
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.
How to Know Which Running Shoes to Buy

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.
How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

Faulty alignment in your feet can create havoc and pain in the entire body...
Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

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...
Toe Up, Toe Off: How Important is Footstrike in Running?

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...
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...