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OrthoCarolina virtual therapy and virtual appointments

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.

Scan of a spine | Degenerative Disc Disease

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.

Active Older Adults

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.

standing desk OrthoCarolina

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

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

Neuromuscular Control for Athletes

Tips for Athletes from a Physical Therapist to Increase Neuromuscular Control

Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

Learn how to prevent hamstring injuries with these stretches from a Physical Therapist

Ladder Drills for Athletes

Ladder Drills for Athletes

Preparing Athletes to Return to the Field with OrthoCarolina Hickory Physical Therapy

OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy Team

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.

Active Learning Outside

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.

Morganton NC

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

Lake Norman State Park

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 for back  pain

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.

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.

Hitting the Slopes

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.

Running

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! “

Finish line of Spartan Race

Outlasting the Spartan Race: An OT’s Top Tips

Courageous and valiant. Tough and unshakable.

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