How to Make the Most Out of Physical Therapy: 10 Tips
We sourced 10 well-rounded tips for making the most of your time in physical therapy. That's physical therapy done better.
Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment
Simple, everyday choices can help relieve hand pain and prevent overuse injuries like trigger finger and carpal tunnel. Learn helpful tips, common symptoms to watch out for and what to expect if you're considering surgery.
What Is Occupational Therapy & Who Is It For?
Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Virtual Therapy: What to Expect
Through virtual therapy, patients can progress toward their physical or hand-therapy and pain-management goals with support from their therapist, all while minimizing social contact.
How Physical Therapy Supports Your Long-Term Health
Whether preventing or rehabilitating an injury or other physical condition, physical therapy plays an important part in long-term health. Physical therapists use exercise, massage, stretching and other techniques to help patients of all ages improve mobility, manage pain and restore proper function.
What is degenerative disc disease?
Many people begin to develop this disease in their 20s, but it doesn’t come into play until combined with pain from another ailment.
I’m Retired and I Seem to be at the Doctor More. Why Does This Happen and What Can I Do About it?
Older adults, usually around retirement age, often express that they feel like they are always at doctor’s appointments. These medical visits may be related to chronic diseases or diagnoses that typically occur with aging, but for many patients they may also be related to a decreased overall activity level.
Why a Physical Therapist Opts for a Standing Desk
Back pain is a common complaint from those who sit all day. A standing desk can provide relief and a better working position.
Carpal Tunnel Pain & Numbness Keeping You Up at Night? Try This At-Home Option First.
Commonly caused by repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment can start with non-operative options.
Neuromuscular Control for Athletes
Tips for Athletes from a Physical Therapist to Increase Neuromuscular Control
Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries
Learn how to prevent hamstring injuries with these stretches from a Physical Therapist
Ladder Drills for Athletes
Preparing Athletes to Return to the Field with OrthoCarolina Hickory Physical Therapy
A Plane Crash and the Road to Recovery - OC Hickory Honored by Local Soldier
After playing a vial role in a soldier's full recovery from injuries sustained in a plane crash, Hickory PT is honored with a flag flown over his base in Afghanistan.
Is your child spending enough time in active learning?
Everything you need to know about active learning and suggestions for activities to start incorporating it into your child’s day.
48 Hours in Morganton NC
Morganton, North Carolina, boasts hyperlocal beer, farm-to-table eateries, and some of the best outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge
The Insider’s Guide to Lake Norman State Park
Some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.
Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist
Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.
8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon
Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.
Before hitting the slope: Warm up and get your body prepared for exercise!
Your body needs 5-10 min of aerobic and muscular endurance activity to prepare your body for exercise.
Meet Meredith. She likes to Run.
“For me, it’s about the runner’s high. There is nothing like running to provide a feeling of rejuvenation! “