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

What's in a serving? How to know you're eating enough fruits and veggies

We know fruits and vegetables are good for us, but to support healthy weight we need to know exactly what makes up a serving.

August 16, 2018

Summer '18 Ultimate Running Playlist

Are you spending the summer training or competing in a run like the OrthoCarolina Classic 10k? We asked our favorite Charlotte athletes and runners to share their favorite songs for this ultimate playlist.

August 09, 2018

It once seemed impossible – blind mother of two competes in first triathlon

Local non-profit Para Guide pairs sited guides with the visually impaired to enrich lives through physical activity

August 07, 2018

Is your child spending enough time in active learning?

Everything you need to know about active learning and suggestions for activities to start incorporating it into your child’s day.

August 06, 2018

Running Cadence Counts

One of the joys of running is the ability to throw on your running shoes, hit the road and let your mind relax.

July 24, 2018

A Well Balanced Runner

As a foot and ankle provider, I often get asked a TON of questions regarding running...

July 19, 2018

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body.

July 10, 2018

Athlete Highlights - Beer & Burpees Supporting Dream On 3

On September 22, hundreds of local athletes will come together at Beers and Burpees to work out while supporting Dream On 3, a wish-granting organization for children with illnesses and disabilities. Meet a few of the athletes who will be participating in this awesome event powered by OrthoCarolina.

June 22, 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

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