7 Secrets You Should Know About the Importance of Going to Physical Therapy

7 Secrets You Should Know About the Importance of Going to Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a key component of the healing process for many people. Though being patient through the therapy process and being diligent about sticking to a therapy plan may at times feel challenging, it pays off in the long run when it comes to recovery.

Post Shoulder Surgery

Post-Shoulder Surgery 101

Having surgery is never easy, but being ready at home can help reduce anxiety for the post-op experience and make you more comfortable after shoulder surgery

Physical Therapist Lands on ESPN Lacrosse Documentary

OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Lands on ESPN Lacrosse Documentary

Caring for patients by day, Shaun Riney spends evenings and weekends as an assistant coach on a lacrosse team whose unlikely players made them the subject of an ESPN documentary.

Rotator Cuff

​How to Know If You Might Have a Rotator Cuff Issue

Rotator cuff issues are a common culprit of shoulder pain. Four muscles make up the rotator cuff and keep the head of the upper arm bone in its socket, enabling it to work. Those muscles turn into tendons that attach near the head, which is the ball of your shoulder, a ball-and-socket joint.

Ballet

En Pointe: Ballet Injury Prevention (with Sample Warm-ups)

Ballet dancers do all types of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and tap, and all usually require about 20-30 hours of practice a week depending on level. Due to long hours of practice dancers are prone to overuse or chronic injuries.

Focusing on ankle stability through exercises

Improving Balance for All Ages: Focusing on Ankle Stability

Ankle stability is one of the main aspects of balance. Balance by definition is the ability to provide even distribution of weight enabling someone to remain upright and steady.

Outdoor Adventures in the Queen City

3 Must-Do Outdoor Adventures in Queen City

Dr. David Anderson, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina, has a philosophy about our modern ethos.

"We all work a little too much," he says. “We spend too much time inside, glued to computer screens and mobile devices.”

Running

Test Your Running Shoes

Runners are often quick to blame shoes for injuries, and although not always the case, a properly functioning running shoe is important.

Aaron Hall

Meet Aaron Hall. He likes to Run.

“Running allows my mind to relax before the stress of the day begins.”

Marathon Runner

Staying a Step Ahead: Marathon Training Schedule Tips

Crossing the finish line of your first marathon is an exhilarating experience.