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How Physical Therapy Supports Your Long-Term Health

How Physical Therapy Supports Your Long-Term Health

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.

Stretches for Runners | Stretching before and after running

Stretches for Runners: How to Warm Up & Cool Down

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.

Running | Change up your running routine | OrthoCarolina

How to Spice Up Your Running Routine

Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.

Exercises to combat low-back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

Safe Exercises to Combat Low-Back & Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Routine exercise may help prepare muscles for childbirth and prevent or lessen back and pelvic pain commonly experienced during pregnancy.

Man meditating and practicing yoga poses with children in the background

Let It Go – 7 Yoga Poses to De-stress & Recenter

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.

Older Woman Doing Yoga and Meditating Indoors

Deep Breathing for Pain Control & Relaxation

Diaphragmatic breathing is a deep-breathing exercise that can relieve stress, lower your blood pressure, slow your heart rate and more.

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.

hip x-ray from orthocarolina

The Hip, Getting Older and Running

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.

Muscle Pain | Stretching arms during a run outside

Does Dry Needling Hurt & other things to Know About Dry Needling

For many patients, dry needling can reduce pain in just one session. We look at six things to know about this physical therapist delivered treatment that can address many musculoskeletal conditions.

Ergonomics and the holidays

Keeping Jolly: Why Ergonomics Might Be the Best Holiday Gift This Year

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

Pump the Brakes on Bake Pain

Put the Brakes on Back Pain

Sitting in the carpool line to pick up your kids can drive your body crazy — literally.

Foam Rolling for Patients

Foam Rolling for Runners

Foam rolling can help runners relax tight muscles and increase flexibility. These exercises target specific muscle groups for runners.

Ergonomics in the Studio with Radio's Matt & Ramona

Ergonomics in the Studio with Radio's Matt & Ramona

OrthoCarolina sends a physical therapist to help 107.9 The Link's Matt & Ramona get more comfortable in the studio with these ergonomics tips.

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.

Sitting all day

Sitting All Day? Try These 5 Gentle Stretches to Relieve Pain

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.

Pilates OrthoCarolina

How a Year of Pilates Shaved 15 Seconds Off My Mile Pace

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.

Charlotte Ballet

Giving it a Whirl: a Ballet Dancer’s Quest to Rehab in Time for the Ultimate Holiday Performance

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 - Spin Triathlon

8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.

Winter Camping around Charlotte

6 Top Spots for Winter Camping in and Around Charlotte

Drive 40-minutes southwest of downtown for Charlotte’s one and only peak-bagging challenge, with the best city skyline views in the region.

Latta Nature Center

An Insider's Guide to Charlotte's Latta Nature Center and Preserve

The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.

Running while pregnant

Running While Pregnant: What to Know

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.

Pilates

Thoughts After My First Pilates Class

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.

stretches to do while in a cubicle or seated

Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.

Gluteus Medius pain

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You may start Feeling Gluteus Medius Pain

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.

Massage Therapist from OrthoCarolina

Things that move properly shouldn’t hurt

The benefits of manual therapy combined with exercise

OC Loves to Run

Meet Katie. OC Loves To Run

Katie White, Physical Therapist and Clinical Manager

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.

Diagram of Properly sitting for work

Do you get back pain from sitting at your desk?

Ergonomics and the “90-90-90 Position”: Why ‘how’ you sit is so important

OrthoCarolina Runners

OrthoCarolina Running Tips: Increasing Your Running Mileage Safely

When runners begin increasing their mileage, it is important to do so in a calculated manner to avoid overuse injuries.

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