For the Love of Painting

For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.

Occupational Therapy OrthoCarolina

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy is a unique profession that works with people across the lifespan to help them engage in activities and occupations that are meaningful to them.

AOTA Fellowship

Occupational Hand Therapy Fellowship Program at OrthoCarolina Earns Full Accreditation

The OrthoCarolina Occupational Hand Therapy Fellowship Program has received official accreditation from the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA). OrthoCarolina now has the only accredited occupational/hand therapy program in North Carolina, and is one of just four accredited programs nationwide.

Ramblin' Rose - Spin Triathlon

8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.

Gaston County, NC

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Exploring Gaston County, N.C., by bike is perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation for what makes this the go-to spot for outdoor recreation in the region. Spencer and Crowders Mountain burst skyward from the surrounding piedmont and miles of creeks and rivers carve pathways through the tree canopy on their journey from mountains to sea.

On the Water in Gaston County

On the Water in Gaston County

With everything from mirror-like flatwater to Class III rapids, Gaston County, N.C., features a place to paddle for everyone from novice to expert. Spring has arrived and summer’s not far behind, so stock your dry bag, strap down the kayaks and SUP boards, and head to the launch for a day on the water. Here are some of our favorite destinations.

Gaston - Hikes

The Best Hikes in Gaston

A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.

Therapist Helping from OrthoCarolina

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

When Ashley Brooks, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist, hand therapy was considered very specialized and not a track for new graduates.

OrthoCarolina Office

Our Gastonia office is moving!

This includes our Orthopedic Urgent Care as well.

OrthoCarolina Hand Therapy Residency Program

OrthoCarolina Hand Therapy Residency Program Achieves Candidacy Status: 10 Things to Know

OrthoCarolina’s Hand Therapy Residency Program has achieved “candidacy” status, making it the only hand therapy residency in NC to achieve this level of certification and one of three hand therapy residencies in the country to be on track for full national accreditation.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy: What to Know

April is National OT Month

I love OT

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

I’m an occupational therapist, and it’s somewhat ironic that spring coincides with National Occupational Therapy Month in April...

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).

Hand Therapy

Occupational Therapy: A Tribute to a Special Patient

Throughout my 20+ year career as an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, I have found the most rewarding part of my job to be the collaborative process with my patients.

Occupational Therapy

Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.