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

​I Chose to Become a Doctor Because...

For many physicians, taking care of others is their life’s work and the ultimate calling. They spend countless hours in clinic or in surgery, caring for patients. It is typically a highly demanding job that often requires many hours away from their families. In honor of Doctors’ Day on March 30, we asked our doctors why they chose the medical field:

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

Bill Heisel, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports, Seeks to Minimize Injuries on NASCAR's Pit Road

As the 2018 NASCAR season begins, one of the sport’s top medical providers is emphasizing the need for teams to focus on minimizing the number of injuries on pit road. Bill Heisel, PA-C, Director of Motorsports with OrthoCarolina, suggests that recent NASCAR rule changes mean teams should carefully consider their strategies and injury prevention plans over the course of the season.

February 25, 2018

An Insider’s Guide to Winston-Salem’s HopSwap Half Marathon

Get moving at the the HopSwap Half Marathon in Winston-Salem.

February 16, 2018

5 Creative Outdoor Date Ideas in and Around Charlotte

Think out-of-the-box this year to hike, bike, and romance your way into your Valentine's heart.

February 05, 2018

Tips for Setting and Achieving SMART Goals (and what is a SMART Goal?)

With all good intentions of sticking to them, many goal-setters fail to see them through for any significant amount of time.

February 01, 2018

Learn to Curl in the Carolinas (Video)

This sport sparks an impressive combination of athleticism, balance, strategy, and teamwork.

January 30, 2018

Curling in the Carolinas

More like a chess match than ice hockey, curling is catching on in the Carolinas.

January 29, 2018

Winter Cragging at North Carolina’s Sauratown

Sauratown offers some of the best winter cragging in the southeast.

January 26, 2018

Running in Cold Weather

Carrie Rhodes, physical therapist at OrthoCarolina Winston Salem and a runner herself, recently talked about how runners can prepare to minimize these issues.

January 24, 2018

Go with Your Gut: How What You Eat Affects Your Life

For decades we have been told exposure to bacteria is bad for us, and so we use antibacterial everything, take antibiotics like candy, and consume pasteurized, bleached and processed foods. Is it possible these habits could be hurting our health more than they are helping us?

January 17, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Guide to North Carolina Ice Climbing

Western Carolina’s vertical relief provides plenty of options for any level of climber, including beginner routes off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

January 15, 2018

How Women Can Safely Start an Exercise Program Over 50

As the New Year approaches many people make New Year’s resolutions. One very popular resolution is to begin exercising. For women in particular, it can be difficult to battle weight gain with age due in part to hormonal imbalances and the prevalence of estrogen.

December 20, 2017

8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.

December 18, 2017

Sight By Side: How Para≈Guide is Making Their Mark on Charlotte

Imagine walking, running, swimming and cycling, all physically tied to another person. For the visually impaired, it’s the only way they can train. Para≈Guide is a new local nonprofit with the mission to encourage and support visually impaired, multi-sport athletes to stay active.

December 16, 2017

Taking on Tendonitis

Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendonitis (also called tendinitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.

December 15, 2017

En Pointe: Ballet Injury Prevention (with Sample Warm-ups)

Ballet dancers do all types of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and tap, and all usually require about 20-30 hours of practice a week depending on level. Due to long hours of practice dancers are prone to overuse or chronic injuries.

December 12, 2017

Family-Friendly Winter Outdoor Excursions in Winston-Salem

Spend a day walking the homes, gardens, and shops of Old Salem

December 11, 2017

Benefits of Heavy Resistance Training

Many people make the assumption that there are no benefits to lifting heavy weights. Some feel that lifting lighter weights with high reps will yield the same results. This is simply not true.

December 05, 2017

Improving Balance for All Ages: Focusing on Ankle Stability

Ankle stability is one of the main aspects of balance. Balance by definition is the ability to provide even distribution of weight enabling someone to remain upright and steady.

December 01, 2017

What You Need to Know About Cyclo-Cross

Cyclo-Cross is a mix between road racing, mountain biking and cross country. North Carolina is now recognized as one of the nation's hotbeds for cyclocross and the NCCX Series is the premier series in the state. OrthoCarolina is proud to support such a unique organization inspiring active and healthy lifestyles in North Carolina through our partnership with NCCX.

November 30, 2017

6 Top Spots for Winter Camping in and Around Charlotte

Drive 40-minutes southwest of downtown for Charlotte’s one and only peak-bagging challenge, with the best city skyline views in the region.

November 28, 2017

An Insider's Guide to Charlotte's Latta Nature Center and Preserve

The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.

November 26, 2017