Gastonia Physical Therapy Media

How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte

How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte

What are the chances that two Charlotte-area triathletes from the same team qualify for the Ironman World Championship in the same year?
SUP Charlotte: How and Where to Launch Your Board in the Queen City

SUP Charlotte: How and Where to Launch Your Board in the Queen City

Here’s everything you need to know to SUP in Charlotte.
Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Exploring Gaston County, N.C., by bike is perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation for what makes this the go-to spot for outdoor recreation in the region. Spencer and Crowders Mountain burst skyward from the surrounding piedmont and miles of creeks and rivers carve pathways through the tree canopy on their journey from mountains to sea.
On the Water in Gaston County

On the Water in Gaston County

With everything from mirror-like flatwater to Class III rapids, Gaston County, N.C., features a place to paddle for everyone from novice to expert. Spring has arrived and summer’s not far behind, so stock your dry bag, strap down the kayaks and SUP boards, and head to the launch for a day on the water. Here are some of our favorite destinations.
The Best Hikes in Gaston

The Best Hikes in Gaston

A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.
A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

When Ashley Brooks, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist, hand therapy was considered very specialized and not a track for new graduates.
For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.
Our Gastonia office is moving!

Our Gastonia office is moving!

This includes our Orthopedic Urgent Care as well.
Occupational Therapy: What to Know

Occupational Therapy: What to Know

April is National OT Month
April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

I’m an occupational therapist, and it’s somewhat ironic that spring coincides with National Occupational Therapy Month in April...
What is Hand Therapy?

What is Hand Therapy?

As a specialty practice of occupational and physical therapy, hand therapy focuses on orthopedic conditions that affect the upper extremities (hands and arms).
Occupational Therapy: A Tribute to a Special Patient

Occupational Therapy: A Tribute to a Special Patient

Throughout my 20+ year career as an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, I have found the most rewarding part of my job to be the collaborative process with my patients.
Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.