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

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.
Family-Friendly Winter Outdoor Excursions in Winston-Salem

Family-Friendly Winter Outdoor Excursions in Winston-Salem

Spend a day walking the homes, gardens, and shops of Old Salem
Benefits of Heavy Resistance Training

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.
Improving Balance for All Ages: Focusing on Ankle Stability

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.
What You Need to Know About Cyclo-Cross

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.
6 Top Spots for Winter Camping in and Around Charlotte

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

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.
Seven Habits for Highly Healthy Holidays

Seven Habits for Highly Healthy Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of the year to enjoy celebrating and spending time with family and friends; however, for many, it’s also the time of the year that disrupts schedules and interrupts progress with health goals.
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.
Before hitting the slope: Warm up and get your body prepared for exercise!

Before hitting the slope: Warm up and get your body prepared for exercise!

Your body needs 5-10 min of aerobic and muscular endurance activity to prepare your body for exercise.
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.
The Story Behind North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park

The Story Behind North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain has guided centuries of travelers, from nomadic Native Americans to Moravian immigrants.
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.
Paddling Through History: A Weekend on the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

Paddling Through History: A Weekend on the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

Combine a history tour and backcountry adventure on North Carolina's Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail.
An Insider’s Guide to Charlotte’s Booming Road Cycling Scene

An Insider’s Guide to Charlotte’s Booming Road Cycling Scene

With the adoption of a five-year bike plan, the Charlotte City Council has thrown its weight behind the city’s cycling movement.
A Shot at a Full Comeback: How One Soccer Player Beat the Dreaded ACL Injury

A Shot at a Full Comeback: How One Soccer Player Beat the Dreaded ACL Injury

Female athletes have been known to have a higher risk of injuring their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, while participating in competitive sports. McKaley Boston knows that pain all too well. This is her comeback story.
Improving Balance to Prevent Injuries

Improving Balance to Prevent Injuries

How much time do you devote to balance? The truth is probably not enough. While a lot of us make the time to go the gym and get in our strength training and cardio, we often neglect simple balance exercises.
Going for a bike ride? An interactive look at how your body reacts over time

Going for a bike ride? An interactive look at how your body reacts over time

This infographic describes ones varying fitness levels over time.
Tips From Our Physical Therapists

Tips From Our Physical Therapists

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) occurs every October and celebrates the physical therapy (PT) profession and it impact on patients. PTs assist people of all ages and abilities, maximizing their movement and actively participating in a patient’s recovery. Thank you to all our PTs for everything that they do!
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?