Myofascial Pain: What is it, and How to Treat it

You have likely heard the term “myofascial pain” or “myofascial pain syndrome” being thrown around. Most people are familiar with the prefix “Myo” as it refers to muscles. “Fascia” is a thin sheet or band of connective tissue made primarily of collagen that helps to attach and separate muscles and internal organs. It surrounds and attaches to all structures within the body. Situations can develop where the muscles or fascia become chronically irritated and painful, sometimes including painful knots or trigger points.

May 22, 2018

How to Pull Off the Perfect Weekend Mountain Getaway From Charlotte

Plan the perfect weekend getaway by mixing and matching these top activities, eateries, and places to stay in the North Carolina High Country.

May 22, 2018

8 Things about NASCAR That Might Surprise You

For drivers, pit crew and teams, NASCAR races are their jobs and their livelihoods, and they take their work just as seriously as anyone else. Here are eight things about NASCAR that might surprise you.

May 18, 2018

Meet the PA: Priya Patel, PA-C

Meet the PA: Priya Patel, PA-C

May 16, 2018

Outdoor Yoga: 4 Tips for Success

When trying yoga for the first time, many worry they don't have the right gear or look the part. Besides the beauty of practicing in nature, outdoor yoga is a great, accessible way to take a class without the pressure of mirrors or the traditional studio experience. Check out our tips for outdoor yoga success and join us June 9 for FREE classes in South Park's Symphony Park.

May 15, 2018

NASCAR's Aric Almirola: Injury Felt Like Twisting Knife In Back

Aric Almirola knew immediately following his horrendous crash at Kansas Speedway that he had a spinal injury, but the NASCAR driver said Friday he didn’t realize the severity of his broken back until he talked with doctors and learned he would be sidelined for eight to twelve weeks.

May 14, 2018

How to Access the Appalachian Trail from Charlotte: 4 Great Section Hikes in 4 Different States

In North Carolina you'll find easy access to day hikes and weekend backpacking routes on the Appalachian Trail.

May 10, 2018

Top 6 Places for Outdoor Yoga in Charlotte

When the sun is shining Charlotteans find unique ways to take everything outside, including yoga. From rose gardens to breweries, don't miss these opportunities to move your practice from the studio to the lawn, including our FREE classes at Symphony Park.

May 10, 2018

Athlete Learns a Focus on Self-Care and Mindfulness Pave the Road to Recovery

Training for a marathon, Erin Lingle was used to pushing through the pain, but a hip surgery re-centered her focus.

May 08, 2018

Injuries in Youth Baseball: An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Recommendations

When your child falls in love with a sport, it can be difficult to step up to the plate and interfere. But sometimes as a parent, you have to play hardball.

May 04, 2018

​How I Became a Cyclist: A Doctor’s Reflections

Getting into cycling isn't always easy. He's been riding for 20 years, but hip and knee surgeon J. Ryan Martin, MD of OrthoCarolina Matthews shares his steady climb into getting more active on his bike.

April 30, 2018

Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist

Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.

April 27, 2018

Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

You’ve probably heard how rest is important for injury recovery. Beyond moving around less and cutting back on exercise, people often fail to think about the importance of sleep as part of the recovery process.

April 17, 2018

Five FAQs about Treadmill Running Answered by a Medical Expert

The treadmill can be an excellent training tool for runners when weather conditions are uninviting or downright dangerous. Love them or hate them, treadmills can be convenient, easy to use and safer than battling the elements and weather outside. Miles Cagle, PTA answers our most frequently asked questions when it comes to running on a treadmill.

April 13, 2018
Weekend Getaway in Greenville SC

Family Weekend Getaway in Greenville, SC

Greenville, South Carolina, packs more than 100 restaurants, eclectic locally-owned shops, and 20 miles of greenways in and around a charming and historic Main Street. In downtown Greenville, you can enjoy a weekend of relaxation, outdoor recreation, family fun, and everything in between.

April 13, 2018
Greenville SC

Visiting Downtown Greenville, SC

When you combine Old South traditions like carriage rides, riverside picnics, and down-home cooking with the New South vibe of farm-to-market eateries, art tours, and rooftop craft cocktail lounges, you have one of the hottest destinations in the southeast.

April 13, 2018

Your Downtown Greenville Weekend Getaway

Plan a weekend of relaxation, outdoor recreation, family fun, and everything in between in downtown Greenville.

April 12, 2018

A Guide to Winston-Salem’s Greenways

On Winston-Salem's 23 miles of trails, you can walk, run, or bike from downtown or Innovation Quarter to the shores of Salem Lake.

April 12, 2018

How to Reduce or Prevent Injury When Starting a Walking Program

The weather is starting to get nice and many people start walking programs. Two injuries that occur often with starting a walking program are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Both injuries typically occur from overuse, but there are some signs to look for that can help you prevent them.

April 09, 2018

How to Maximize Your Day in Charlotte

Your sunrise to sunset guide to the best paddling, running, biking, noshing, and chilling in the Charlotte area.

March 28, 2018

Building a Bouldering Community in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem's new Rock Box Bouldering gym aims to be a central hub for the Triad climbing community.

March 28, 2018

10 Unique Ways to Get Outside in Charlotte This Spring

With the summer heat still months away, it’s a great time for an outdoor adventure close to home.

March 20, 2018

Getting Back into Running after Taking Time Off: Athletic Trainers Share Their Secrets

Anytime you’ve been sidelined, it can be daunting to find the motivation to step back into running

March 13, 2018

10 Can’t Miss Charlotte Adventures to Experience This Year

Whether you sign up for a grueling, obstacle-conquering mud run or float your kayak through bucolic stands of aquatic spider lilies, now’s the time to load up your calendar with all the Instagram-worthy adventures Charlotte has to offer.

February 27, 2018