Shoulder & Elbow Center Media

OrthoCarolina's Aaron Hewitt: Small Steps to Big Life Changes

OrthoCarolina's Aaron Hewitt: Small Steps to Big Life Changes

Approximately eight years ago, Aaron Hewitt, physician assistant manager at OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center, experienced what he calls his “aha moment.”
Group Running Drills: How Can They Help You?

Group Running Drills: How Can They Help You?

Plus, three drills to try on your own

Running - OrthoCarolina Radio

Host Chris Kroeger chats up all things running. Guest range from the casual runner to the expert, with some medical suggestions sprinkled in as well! Enjoy.
Pre-Run Warm-Up: How to Properly Get Your Body Prepared to Run

Pre-Run Warm-Up: How to Properly Get Your Body Prepared to Run

Warming up your body properly can increase running performance and reduce the chance of injury.
Meet Aaron. OC Loves to Run

Meet Aaron. OC Loves to Run

Aaron Hewitt, Physician Assistant - Sports Medicine, Cartilage Restoration
What is Shoulder Impingement?

What is Shoulder Impingement?

Just above your rotator cuff, you have a fluid-filled sac called a bursa. The job of the bursa is to provide a cushion between tendons and bones. Bursa can become inflamed which can cause pain.
Behind the Scenes at Panthers Training Camp

Behind the Scenes at Panthers Training Camp

National Football League (NFL) games are exciting, and they can be brutal. No matter how coordinated and logistical the plays, the naturally aggressive nature of the sport leaves athletes means constant risk of injury. The physical nature of the game, pitting prime players in their peak of human performance, will inevitably lead to acute and chronic injury.
NASCAR Medicine

NASCAR Medicine

In the Fast Lane with PA Bill Heisel
Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body
CrossFit Injuries: The Big Ones

CrossFit Injuries: The Big Ones

As a medical provider who sees a lot of CrossFit patients (and is a CrossFitter as well) I’m frequently asked about shoulder and knee injuries.
An Interview with Dr. Pat Connor - the Carolina Panthers Head Team Physician

An Interview with Dr. Pat Connor - the Carolina Panthers Head Team Physician

The commotion and action on the sidelines on any given Carolina Panthers game day can make it difficult to spot Dr. Pat Connor, but he’s there.
OrthoCarolina Doctors Help Keep Panthers Healthy

OrthoCarolina Doctors Help Keep Panthers Healthy

Official Team Physicians of the Carolina Panthers
Royal H. Burpee Was a Real Person

Royal H. Burpee Was a Real Person

And Where Burpees Come From
Send your Doctor a secure and direct message!

Send your Doctor a secure and direct message!

Messaging your Doctor and his or her team can now be done via our secure online portal.
Females and CrossFit

Females and CrossFit

Strength training is so often ignored by females.
Why I Used to Grunt When Putting on my Socks

Why I Used to Grunt When Putting on my Socks

Four years ago, I was not healthy. I was eating pizza and burgers 3-4 times a week and drinking too much beer and soda. Sure, we like to indulge sometimes, but I was not healthy. I peaked at 190 pounds, which is a lot for me, after a Christmas vacation with my buddies – and I felt depressed about my overall health.
Functional Movement and CrossFit

Functional Movement and CrossFit

Functional movements sound complicated but they’re just natural, compound body movements that use multiple joints in your body.
High-Intensity Exercise Part II: Some common injuries

High-Intensity Exercise Part II: Some common injuries

High-intensity interval training is typically done at around 80-95% of your maximal aerobic capacity. It’s important to start slow and progress bit by bit when participating in HIIT training or any type of intense exercise.
High-Intensity Exercise Part I: When it comes to exercise, can less actually be more?

High-Intensity Exercise Part I: When it comes to exercise, can less actually be more?

You've likely heard of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a type of workout that isn't totally new, but is increasingly popular and can be confusing because there are so many types.
So what exactly is CrossFit? I hear that quite a lot...

So what exactly is CrossFit? I hear that quite a lot...

CrossFit seems to be everywhere yet still mystifies so many people.

OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center

Our Sports Medicine Center of Excellence