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The Five Stretches You Need for Your Sore Neck and Shoulders

The Five Stretches You Need for Your Sore Neck and Shoulders

Finding yourself grabbing your neck and shoulders after a long day at work? Try these physical therapist-approved stretches.

Exercising in the Park

How Women Can Safely Start an Exercise Program Over 50

As the New Year approaches many people make New Year’s resolutions. One very popular resolution is to begin exercising. For women in particular, it can be difficult to battle weight gain with age due in part to hormonal imbalances and the prevalence of estrogen.

Getting Back into Running

Getting Back into Running after Taking Time Off: Athletic Trainers Share Their Secrets

Anytime you’ve been sidelined, it can be daunting to find the motivation to step back into running

NASCAR injuries

NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries

In 12 seconds, some pit crews can change four tires, lug nuts, fill a race car with fuel and send it on its way.

Preventing Soccer Injuries in Young Players

Preventing Soccer Injuries in Young Players

From focusing on core and balance work to diversifying motion, these tips can help prevent soccer injuries from happening.

Physical Therapy with Angela Shirk

Meet Angela Shirk, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

How she stayed on track and made her dream come true

National Athletic Training Month

Athletic Trainers – Health Care Providers on the Field and in the Clinic

OrthoCarolina celebrates the dedicated, talented trainers on our staff as part of National Athletic Training Month, observed each March.

Tips for Safe Winter Running

Tips for Safe Winter Running

Running in the winter can be an exhilarating challenge. But it also presents unique challenges and can add a higher risk for injuries.

What is plantar fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.

Walking OrthoCarolina

How to Reduce or Prevent Injury When Starting a Walking Program

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.

Running - Tendons

Taking on Tendonitis

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.

gardening

Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.

exercises for feet

Plantar Fasciitis: Exercises you can do at home

  1. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain.
NASCAR Track

Working to the Bone: How NASCAR’s Mike Hicks Rebounded from Double Injuries

“Without Bill {Heisel, PA-C, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports] and Ken {Breath] and their team I wouldn’t be back where I am today,”

PA-C - Physician Assistant

What is IT Band Syndrome?

Strengthening hip and gluteus medius muscles can reduce your chances of getting IT band injuries.

Drinking Water

When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

Sports drinks vs water: When is it best to drink either?

Wall Poses - Cheerleading

Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

As we enter the month of August, many children and teenagers are headed back to school. Many of us remember our high school football games on Friday night with the cheerleading team on the sidelines helping to lead the crowd in chants to help their football team win the game.

Carrying a backpack safetly

School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

The backpack serves not only as a stylish accessory, but also as the main transporter for books, homework, or maybe even a laptop.

dancing

En Pointe: What Ballet Dancers Should Know About Injury Prevention

As students head back to school, many dancers head back to the studio and a vigorous training schedule.

Running

Meet Matt. OC Loves to Run

“I love to run because of the competition and the ability to push yourself.”

Physical Therapy

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Multi Radiance Medical Laser®

Laser treatment is a non-invasive therapeutic modality, or treatment, designed to reduce and relieve chronic pain that can happen as the result of a variety different orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

NASCAR

From Fractures to Fire Suits

How one athletic trainer does double duty as a NASCAR pit crew member

Running with OrthoCarolina

Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...

Why Position-Specific Injuries are Common in NASCAR

Why Position-Specific Injuries are Common in NASCAR

“In what other sport do you get a 15-second break every hour?” –Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Kyle Busch

How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

OrthoCarolina, a Charlotte orthopedic clinic. Over the past decade, OrthoCarolina staff members have become as much a part of the NASCAR traveling circus as the other regulars who roam the same roads as drivers, crews and officials.

Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Denny Hamlin’s Jackman on the Mend

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: What to Know

Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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

Athletic Trainer with NASCAR

What it’s Like to be an Athletic Trainer to NASCAR Teams [Podcast]

Angela Sneed, ATC at OrthoCarolina, joins AT Podcast to talk motorsports and more

NASCAR

A Different Kind of Bodywork: How OrthoCarolina Works with NASCAR Teams

By the time “Drivers, start your engines!” roars above the din of an excited NASCAR crowd, the OrthoCarolina Motorsports team has been at work for many hours.

NASCAR

A Need for Speed: How a NASCAR Pit Crew Deals with Injury Risk

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.