Physical Performance Testing: Not Just for NFL Hopefuls

When NFL hopefuls go through drills in the NFL Combine, millions of dollars are on the line but these drills can help you, too, as you chart your athletic progress or as your PT decides if you're ready to get back to activity after an injury.

    April 11, 2019

    Running Race Etiquette

    Occasionally poor runner’s etiquette can get in the way of having a good race day experience. Here are a few helpful tips whether you’ve never run a race before or are a seasoned competitor. 

    April 02, 2019

    The 30-Second Stretching Rule

    It’s common to see runners and other athletes prepare for training by quickly touching their toes or stretching their quads. But how long should you really be holding a stretch?

    March 25, 2019

    Six Things We Learned About the NFL Combine from the Panthers’ Head Team Physician

    The medical knowledge gleaned from the NFL Combine (which itself was started by physicians) will inform the draft. 

    February 25, 2019

    Tips for Safe Winter Running

    Running in the winter can be an exhilarating challenge. But it also presents unique challenges and can add a higher risk for injuries.

    February 22, 2019

    From College Basketball Star to Orthopedic Surgeon – How Sports Shaped One Doctor's Future

    In seventh grade, she almost got cut from the basketball team, but Dr. Julie Woodside’s future held an NCAA basketball career where she learned the focus that propelled her into orthopedic surgery.

    February 11, 2019

    Free Workouts You Can Do at Home

    Life making it hard to get to the gym? Here's a list of resources that provide free workouts. 

    January 17, 2019

    World Champion Power Lifter Calls Total Hip Replacement a "Miracle" Hitting the Gym Just Weeks After Surgery

    Learn how a power-lifter has built his fitness back up after a total hip replacement. 

    January 16, 2019

    How a Year of Pilates Shaved 15 Seconds Off My Mile Pace

    After OC Physical Therapist Assistant Mary Jean followed through on a year of Pilates classes, she looks back at the results she’s seen, including a 15-second reduction in her mile pace.

    January 04, 2019

    5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Running Resolution

    It’s no surprise that fitness is one of the top New Year’s resolutions year after year. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the top resolutions that isn’t fulfilled.

    December 18, 2018

    How to Have a Healthy 2019: REAL Tips from an Orthopedist

    Many of us make healthy resolutions every year, stick to them for a while, and inevitably break them. Sound familiar?

    December 18, 2018

    Crush your New Year's resolutions by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

    Even with good intentions, many goal-setters fail to see their resolutions through for any significant amount of time.

    December 14, 2018

    Giving it a Whirl: a Ballet Dancer’s Quest to Rehab in Time for the Ultimate Holiday Performance

    To Mia, dancing The Nutcracker is an obligatory part of the holiday season. At 16 years old, she dances five days a week for 20 hours a week. She will do anything to stay on her toes and one day dance in New York. 

    December 13, 2018

    Reindeer Games Workout

    After this workout, Rudolph may have been happy that he didn't have to participate in those reindeer games! Physical therapist Sarah Dobroka has helped us get into the holiday spirit by putting together this calorie-sleighing workout.

    December 11, 2018

    Running in Cold Weather

    Cold weather can make runners more prone to injuries as muscles tense up and can cause asthmatic flares.

    December 10, 2018

    OrthoCarolina's "Shake Ya Tail Feather" Thanksgiving Workout

    Thanksgiving is upon us once again. That means lots of family time, lots of football and well, lots of food. To help alleviate some of the damage that second round of desserts left, Tyler Brady, physical therapist at OrthoCarolina's University physical therapy clinic, helped us come up a lower body circuit. 

    November 14, 2018

    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.

    November 12, 2018

    Going Cold Turkey: What Our Docs Won't Eat at Thanksgiving

    While many of our docs like to cook up a storm during the holidays, even they can be picky when it comes to what they put on their plates.

    November 09, 2018

    A Simple Way to Improve Your Running

    While there may be no perfect way to run for everyone, we can all benefit from a few tips that can improve running efficiency.

    November 09, 2018

    OrthoCarolina's Halloween Workout

    This circuit workout is all tricks so you can have a few more of those delicious treats!

    October 23, 2018

    Why Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

    Tennis elbow is tendinosis of a muscle called the extensor carpi radialis brevis, which affects the tendon attached to the bone on the outer part of the elbow. When that tendon is damaged from overuse, it can cause weakness and pain around the area that often also radiates into the arm. 

    October 22, 2018

    Join the Trend: 3 Ways to Make Cauliflower Gnocchi

    Cauliflower gnocchi is flying off the shelves at Trader Joe's. Get inspired with three ways to make these carb-saving potato substitutes.

    August 30, 2018

    OC on the Sidelines – How one Physician Assistant Keeps High School Athletes in the Game

    If you’ve been to a local high school sports event, you may have seen OrthoCarolina staff on the sidelines. We learn from one PA how they keep athletes safe during competition.

    August 22, 2018

    4 Tips to Prevent Injury When You Workout

    Whether you’re starting a routine from scratch or you’re a seasoned athlete, a focus on injury prevention will keep you in the game

    August 17, 2018