Basketball requires an athlete to run, jump and cut aggressively and consistently throughout gameplay. The quick change-of-direction movements and repetitive jumping pose a unique challenge on our lower extremities.
For many patients, dry needling can reduce pain in just one session. We took a look at six things to know about this physical therapy-delivered treatment that can address many musculoskeletal conditions.
Soreness is a normal response to exercise, but how do you know whether you’re experiencing standard post-workout muscle fatigue or something more worrisome? Find out why we experience post-workout soreness, what level of soreness is normal and how to relieve aching muscles after exercise.
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.
Solo hiking can be a truly life-affirming experience —and may even inspire more solo adventures. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for a safe and memorable solo hike.
Poor posture and spending so much time on our devices (phones, computers, tablets, and more) can contribute to pain and weakness of the neck, upper back and thumbs (aka “tech neck”).
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.
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.
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.
How you prime your body for a run and how you recover afterward influence your overall performance. PTA Mary Jean McKinnon explains dynamic and static stretches to enhance your next run.
Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.
Routine exercise may help prepare muscles for childbirth and prevent or lessen back and pelvic pain commonly experienced during pregnancy.
With so many changes ongoing in our communities, you may have started to notice subsequent stress in your body. It’s important to take time to focus inward with compassion to reduce stress and recenter.
Diaphragmatic breathing is a deep-breathing exercise that can relieve stress, lower your blood pressure, slow your heart rate and more.
Many active Americans worry about the impact of exercise on their hips. Chris Dollar, PT, DPT, talks about the hip and how it ages with you.
Santa and his merry little elves may be nimble and quick, but the holiday season brings with it less frequently recognized hazards that could potentially have you muttering Bah-humbug
Sitting in the carpool line to pick up your kids can drive your body crazy — literally.
Foam rolling can help runners relax tight muscles and increase flexibility. These exercises
OrthoCarolina sends a physical therapist to help 107.9 The Link's Matt & Ramona get more comfortable in the studio with these ergonomics tips.
Activities and professions that require a lot of sitting can also result in a lot of pain. At the end of your day, try these stretches to get those sore muscles moving.
After OC Physical Therapist Assistant Mary Jean followed through on a year of Pilates classes, she looks back at the results she’s seen, including a 15-second reduction in her mile pace.
To Mia, dancing The Nutcracker is an obligatory part of the holiday season. At 16 years old, she dances five days a week for 20 hours a week. She will do anything to stay on her toes and one day dance in New York.
Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.
Drive 40-minutes southwest of downtown for Charlotte’s one and only peak-bagging challenge, with the best city skyline views in the region.
The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.
Exercise and running has always played a big part in Kathleen White’s life. So when Kathleen, a physical therapist, became pregnant, she was even more motivated to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle for herself, as well as her baby.
Trying new things can be hard, but variety is what makes life interesting right? Not too long ago, I decided to try out Pilates for the first time.
Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.
Modern culture and lifestyle often means that many of us sit…sometimes almost all day. Whether in the office, in traffic, at home or just relaxing, sitting frequently can weaken an important muscle – the gluteus medius.
Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.
Ergonomics and the “90-90-90 Position”: Why ‘how’ you sit is so important