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Running Stress Fractures

Running Stress Fractures

Stress fractures typically cause localized pain that you can put your finger on and know exactly where it hurts.
Plantar Fasciitis: Exercises you can do at home

Plantar Fasciitis: Exercises you can do at home

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain.
Working to the Bone: How NASCAR’s Mike Hicks Rebounded from Double Injuries

Working to the Bone: How NASCAR’s Mike Hicks Rebounded from Double Injuries

“Without Bill {Heisel, PA-C, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports] and Ken {Breath] and their team I wouldn’t be back where I am today,”
What is IT Band Syndrome?

What is IT Band Syndrome?

Strengthening hip and gluteus medius muscles can reduce your chances of getting IT band injuries.
When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

Sports drinks vs water: When is it best to drink either?
Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

As we enter the month of August, many children and teenagers are headed back to school. Many of us remember our high school football games on Friday night with the cheerleading team on the sidelines helping to lead the crowd in chants to help their football team win the game.
School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

The backpack serves not only as a stylish accessory, but also as the main transporter for books, homework, or maybe even a laptop.
En Pointe: What Ballet Dancers Should Know About Injury Prevention

En Pointe: What Ballet Dancers Should Know About Injury Prevention

As students head back to school, many dancers head back to the studio and a vigorous training schedule.
Meet Matt. OC Loves to Run

Meet Matt. OC Loves to Run

“I love to run because of the competition and the ability to push yourself.”
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Multi Radiance Medical Laser®

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Multi Radiance Medical Laser®

Laser treatment is a non-invasive therapeutic modality, or treatment, designed to reduce and relieve chronic pain that can happen as the result of a variety different orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
From Fractures to Fire Suits

From Fractures to Fire Suits

How one athletic trainer does double duty as a NASCAR pit crew member
Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...
Why Position-Specific Injuries are Common in NASCAR

Why Position-Specific Injuries are Common in NASCAR

“In what other sport do you get a 15-second break every hour?” –Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

OrthoCarolina, a Charlotte orthopedic clinic. Over the past decade, OrthoCarolina staff members have become as much a part of the NASCAR traveling circus as the other regulars who roam the same roads as drivers, crews and officials.
Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Denny Hamlin’s Jackman on the Mend
Plantar Fasciitis: What to Know

Plantar Fasciitis: What to Know

Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

H-Wave stimulation is a drug-free form of electrical stimulation, or small muscle fiber stimulator, that treats chronic soft-tissue injury, improves lymphatic flow, and helps decrease acute, chronic and neuropathic pain
What it’s Like to be an Athletic Trainer to NASCAR Teams [Podcast]

What it’s Like to be an Athletic Trainer to NASCAR Teams [Podcast]

Angela Sneed, ATC at OrthoCarolina, joins AT Podcast to talk motorsports and more
A Different Kind of Bodywork:  How OrthoCarolina Works with NASCAR Teams

A Different Kind of Bodywork: How OrthoCarolina Works with NASCAR Teams

By the time “Drivers, start your engines!” roars above the din of an excited NASCAR crowd, the OrthoCarolina Motorsports team has been at work for many hours.
A Need for Speed: How a NASCAR Pit Crew Deals with Injury Risk

A Need for Speed: How a NASCAR Pit Crew Deals with Injury Risk

OrthoCarolina’s motorsports team takes care of crew and drivers during the long NASCAR season. The care they provide runs the spectrum from injury diagnosis, care, pre- and post-op treatment, to physical therapy and more.