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.
“Turf Toe” is a term commonly used to refer to pain, swelling, or joint stiffness at the base of the big toe, caused by a sprain to the ligaments and joint capsule
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.
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.
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?
It’s not as well-known as its companion muscle the gluteus maximus, but the gluteus medius has an important job: to stabilize the pelvis and hips. Here's what to know about sitting.
While there may be no perfect way to run for everyone, we can all benefit from a few tips that can improve running efficiency.
One of the joys of running is the ability to throw on your running shoes, hit the road and let your mind relax.
Whether it’s a simple cold pack, ice bath or a higher tech application, athletes are always looking for the latest and greatest tool to aid recovery and minimize downtime between intense training sessions.
More like a chess match than ice hockey, curling is catching on in the Carolinas.
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are extremely common in youth sports today. Although it may seem like these injuries would be mostly caused by collisions with other players (i.e. getting hit or tackled), most times these injures are of the non-contact variety and occur when coming down from a jump or cutting/pivoting.
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.
Gua sha, a Chinese medicine technique that involves scraping muscle tissue to stimulate blood flow has been used for centuries to promote healing.
Elastic sports tape, often known as kinesiology tape, was first introduced to the US market in the 1990’s, quickly gaining a following among runners, volleyball competitors and football players. These days everyone from weekend warriors to Olympians athletes can be seen taping up.
A midfoot strike is ideal for runners and helps reduce the force and shock to a runner’s hip, knee and ankle.
Running with good form can help runners be more efficient, improve overall performance and avoid injury.
OrthoCarolina trainer Chris Gabriel teaches Katie Levans how to warm up for a run with four easy moves
Multiple injuries, including ligament tears and foot drop, leave Alec Parsons on the sidelines
Our society today is one that is attached to social media and for the most part sedentary due to long hours spent on computers during the work day.
As those of us in the therapy world look to get more objective and evidence-based, incorporating new tools can certainly make our jobs easier.
After a long and brutal winter, spring has finally sprung in the Carolinas. For many of us, that means one thing – BASEBALL!
Whether you’re an athlete or not, are these drinks really a smart choice for our bodies?