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
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.
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.
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.