Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a field of medicine that is designed to improve and maximize function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are experts on the bones, muscles and nerves that control how your body is affected by trauma like spinal cord damage, sports injuries, limb amputations, strokes and other musculoskeletal conditions.
With such a successful career during which he's impacted so many lives, we asked Mike a few questions about being a PA, his fondest memories and the advice he'd give someone who is just starting out.
Each year, Charlotte magazine releases a list of Top Doctors in Charlotte and we're proud to have 17 OrthoCarolina providers represented as the best in the city.
Some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.
The weather is starting to get nice and many people start walking programs. Two injuries that occur often with starting a walking program are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Both injuries typically occur from overuse, but there are some signs to look for that can help you prevent them.
Anytime you’ve been sidelined, it can be daunting to find the motivation to step back into running
Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.
Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendonitis (also called tendinitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.
The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.
From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.
Staying active in the peak of the Charlotte summer is tough. The humidity on those steamy, Southern days feels like a backpack, weighing you down while you hike or run. Finding the trails that offer some respite is an essential strategy for outdoor enthusiasts here.
Stress fractures typically cause localized pain that you can put your finger on and know exactly where it hurts.
At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...
The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport, saying that the rigors and risks led them to the decision.
OrthoCarolina’s motorsports team takes care of crew and drivers during the long NASCAR season. The care they provide runs the spectrum from injury diagnosis, care, pre- and post-op treatment, to physical therapy and more.