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Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte

Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte

From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.
5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.
3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.
4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

Staying active in the peak of the Charlotte summer is tough. The humidity on those steamy, Southern days feels like a backpack, weighing you down while you hike or run. Finding the trails that offer some respite is an essential strategy for outdoor enthusiasts here.
What Happens When You Ride Your Bike?

What Happens When You Ride Your Bike?

We all know riding your bike is good for you, but have you ever thought about what happens to your body during a ride?
Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Soccer Injuries: What to Do

Jennifer DeRosa knows all too well about soccer injuries. Jennifer started playing soccer at four years old and battled through injuries from a young age through college, playing Division 1 Soccer at UNC Asheville. Injuries included knee and neck strains, and she even needed anterior compartment surgery to bilateral lower legs.
What to Expect After Hip Replacement

What to Expect After Hip Replacement

For many of my hip replacement patients, returning to the lifestyle they had prior to developing hip arthritis and debilitating pain is an exciting part of the healing process.
Beyond the Exam Room: Physician Research and Presentations

Beyond the Exam Room: Physician Research and Presentations

To get a broader perspective of a physician’s involvement in research, J. Ryan Martin, MD, hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Matthews, offered an insider’s view of his own research and presentation background.
A bout with a devastating injury: How a Charlotte Roller Girl got back on her feet

A bout with a devastating injury: How a Charlotte Roller Girl got back on her feet

It was just a standard practice for Lorissa Shepstone and the Charlotte Roller Girls last September...