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How to Make the Most Out of Physical Therapy: 10 Tips

We sourced 10 well-rounded tips for making the most of your time in physical therapy.  That's physical therapy done better.

5 Tips to Protect Youth Athletes from Foot Injuries

5 Tips to Protect Youth Athletes from Foot Injuries

Most sports-related foot injuries are preventable. Here are 5 simple tips to help protect your youth athletes from foot and ankle injuries.

Pitcher throwing the baseball | Caring for Pitcher's Arm

Arm Care FAQ for Baseball Athletes

Common questions in arm care for baseball athletes. 

7 Habits for Highly Healthy Holidays

7 Simple Habits for Highly Healthy Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of the year to enjoy celebrating and spending time with family and friends; however, for many, it’s also the time of the year that disrupts schedules and interrupts progress with health goals.

8 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System From OrthoCarolina

8 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

In addition to washing your hands thoroughly and avoiding people who may be sick, follow these tips to protect yourself against viruses and support a strong immune system.

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What's in a serving? How to know you're eating enough fruits and veggies

We know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but to support healthy weight we need to know exactly what makes up a serving.

Workout Recovery - How to Get the Most Out of Your Effort

Workout Recovery - How to Get the Most Out of Your Effort

A series of micro muscle tears during workouts lead to increased strength and performance but it's important to jumpstart the recovery process during high-intensity training. 

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

Crush your New Year's Resolutions by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

Crush your New Year's resolutions by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

Even with good intentions, many goal-setters fail to see their resolutions through for any significant amount of time.

Injury Prevention for Student Athletes

Injury Prevention for Student Athletes

There are around two million injuries in youth sports every year. What is good news for parents and coaches? The majority of these injuries are preventable.

WFNZ Visits the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center

WFNZ Visits the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center

Nick and Josh talk a lot about sports during their daily radio show on WFNZ but when it comes to performance they're visiting the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center.


Dynamic Stretches for Runners

Wondering how you should be stretching before a run? The more movement, the better. 

Trying to Stay Hydrated? The Truth About Sports Drinks VS. Water

Trying to Stay Hydrated? The Truth About Sports Drinks VS. Water

Read the label – sports and energy drinks may have more in them than you bargained for.

Physical Performance Testing: Not Just for NFL Hopefuls

Physical Performance Testing: Not Just for NFL Hopefuls

When NFL hopefuls go through drills in the NFL Combine, millions of dollars are on the line but these drills can help you, too, as you chart your athletic progress or as your PT decides if you're ready to get back to activity after an injury.

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    7 of Your Most Burning Questions about Standing Desks Answered by a Physical Therapist

    We’ve been told over and over that sitting too much is highly detrimental to your health. The reality is that many of us have to sit at a desk for much of the day. 

    But does the fact that too much sitting is bad mean that investing in a standing desk is the best solution?

    FreeWorkouts OrthoCarolina

    Free Workouts You Can Do at Home

    Life making it hard to get to the gym? Here's a list of resources that provide free workouts. 


    A Simple Way to Improve Your Running

    While there may be no perfect way to run for everyone, we can all benefit from a few tips that can improve running efficiency.


    Join the Trend: 3 Ways to Make Cauliflower Gnocchi

    Cauliflower gnocchi is flying off the shelves at Trader Joe's. Get inspired with three ways to make these carb-saving potato substitutes.

    Healthy Gut Food

    Go with Your Gut: How What You Eat Affects Your Life

    For decades we have been told exposure to bacteria is bad for us, and so we use antibacterial everything, take antibiotics like candy, and consume pasteurized, bleached and processed foods. Is it possible these habits could be hurting our health more than they are helping us?

    Weight Training

    Benefits of Heavy Resistance Training

    Many people make the assumption that there are no benefits to lifting heavy weights. Some feel that lifting lighter weights with high reps will yield the same results. This is simply not true.

    WorkPlace Workers

    OrthoCarolina Given Workplace Health Achievement Index Award by American Heart Association

    Building a culture of health within the workplace can have a significant impact on our personnel and is a goal that OrthoCarolina continues to build on.

    healthy food

    Making a Meal Out of Health: 10 Tips to Eat Healthy

    Becoming a healthy eater starts with choosing healthy, delicious foods. Selecting the right healthy foods might sound overwhelming if it’s new to you, but even small steps and changes pay off in the long run.

    Fall Camping Spots

    5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

    North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

    OrthoCarolina Wellness Center

    OrthoCarolina Wellness Center Now Open

    Matthews, N.C.-based all-inclusive health and wellness facility offers a span of health and fitness programs for all ages


    Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

    These days, most people usually agree that athletes should be doing some type of warm up prior to taking the field, including sports like soccer. What is less clear is exactly what that warm up should look like. Just jogging or doing prolonged hold, stretching is inadequate, and may actually do more harm than good.

    Healthiest 100

    OrthoCarolina Employee Wellness Program Ranks 23rd in the U.S.

    OrthoCarolina also ranks first among Charlotte companies