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How to Prepare for Race Day

With race day around the corner, you may be wondering what to expect. Top runners in the community share how to best prepare. 

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Where to Run in Charlotte

Some of Charlotte's most active runners share where they like to hit the pavement in the Queen City. 

Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

Keep in mind these five tips to prevent the symptoms of overtraining. 

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Our Favorite Charlotte Runners Share Their Training Motivation

It's not always easy to lace up and go for a run. When you'd trade in your running shoes for Netflix, check out how these runners motivate themselves. 

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Training Tips for New Runners

If you're new to running, training can seem daunting. Top fitness advocates give their best advice to keep you motivated. 

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Trail Running Tips

In hot summer months, many runners are ready to trade in the pavement for a shady trail run.

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What Running Means to Them

We teamed up with six fitness advocates in the community and found out how running has improved their lives.

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What Music Do Runners Listen To?

Need some music inspiration while you hit the pavement? Look no further. 

OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center Adult Fitness Classes

OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center Adult Fitness Classes

Bored with your regular gym routine? No two workouts are ever the same.

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Dynamic Stretches for Runners

Wondering how you should be stretching before a run? The more movement, the better. 

Trying to Stay Hydrated? The Truth About Sports Drinks VS. Water

Trying to Stay Hydrated? The Truth About Sports Drinks VS. Water

Read the label – sports and energy drinks may have more in them than you bargained for.

Training For Your Next Race With OrthoCarolina

Training For Your Next Race With OrthoCarolina

From training plans to learning how to properly foam roll, OrthoCarolina has your back as you prepare for your first or next race!

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Foam Rolling for Runners

Foam rolling can help runners relax tight muscles and increase flexibility. These exercises target specific muscle groups for runners.

The Different Kinds of Runs You See on Training Plans and Why Each Are Important

The Different Kinds of Runs You See on Training Plans and Why Each Are Important

Training for an upcoming race? The training plan you use will vary runs and styles. Here’s why each are important for a successful outing.

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You Asked: 10K Training Plan FAQ's

Have questions about OrthoCarolina's 10K training plans? The author of the training talks about everything from cross-training and injuries, to how to fuel before a long run. 

10k Training Plans From a Physical Therapist

10k Training Plans From a Physical Therapist

Whether you're training for your first 10k or looking for that new personal record, our physical therapist authored training plans will help get you there.

Excel This Summer - Speed & Agility Camps for Young Athletes

Excel This Summer - Speed & Agility Camps for Young Athletes

Your child will get a leg up on the competition in our summer camps specialized to improve strength and agility and excel at combine testing.

Never Leave a Man Behind – Two Physicians Help Another Overcome Injury and Become a Warrior for Good

Never Leave a Man Behind – Two Physicians Help Another Overcome Injury and Become a Warrior for Good

An injury just days before he was slated to run the Boston Marathon didn’t keep a local anesthesiologist from his goals.

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Behind the Scenes of Caring For Some of the County’s Top College Athletes

PA Jeffrey Dabkowski invites us to learn how he keeps Davidson College’s basketball team healthy at home and on the road.

Physical Performance Testing: Not Just for NFL Hopefuls

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.

    Running Race Etiquette

    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. 

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    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?

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    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. 

    Tips for Safe Winter Running

    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.

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    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.