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Orthopedic Anatomy Event Series

Discussing orthopedic injuries and topics that affect you most. Watch our live stream on Facebook & YouTube (@orthocarolina). First event: Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:00 PM | Shoulder

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The Five Stretches You Need for Your Sore Neck and Shoulders

Finding yourself grabbing your neck and shoulders after a long day at work? Try these physical therapist-approved stretches.

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The Hip, Getting Older and Running

Many active Americans worry about the impact of exercise on their hips. Chris Dollar, PT, DPT, talks about the hip and how it ages with you.

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Why Adults Need to be More Active

Our society is one that relies heavily on technology and tends to leave us sedentary most of the day, which can cause health problems down the road. Here are some quick tips to become more active and lead a healthier lifestyle overall.

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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.

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Five FAQs about Treadmill Running Answered by a Medical Expert

The treadmill can be an excellent training tool for runners when weather conditions are uninviting or downright dangerous. Love them or hate them, treadmills can be convenient, easy to use and safer than battling the elements and weather outside. 

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Do You Have Sacroiliac Joint Problems? Here's What You Need to Know

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is located in the pelvis and links the iliac bones (pelvis) to the sacrum (lowest part of the spine above the tailbone). It is an essential component for shock absorption to prevent impact force from reaching the spine.

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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.

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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.

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Workout Recovery - How to Get the Most Out of Your Effort

A series of micro muscle tears during workouts lead to increased strength and performance but it's important to jumpstart the recovery process during high-intensity training. 

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4 Frozen Waterfalls To Explore in Western Carolina this Winter

Waterfalls take on a new look in winter as their icy cascades produce surreal sights and sounds. Discover these four gems around Asheville.

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How to Tackle a Long-Distance Hike in Winter

You don't have to pack up your hiking shoes when the snow starts to fall. Here, insider tips on tackling a long-distance hike in winter.

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5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

Follow these expert tips to remain warm and comfortable on Carolina trails in winter.

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Salt Caves and Spiced Cider: Where to Go to Banish the Winter Blues in Western North Carolina

The pallor of winter can cast a dismal tone over the mountains of Western North Carolina. Thankfully, the Asheville area is well equipped with warmth, cheer, and rejuvenation- as long as you know where to look.

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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

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The 3 Big Football Injuries You Should Know About

Most football injuries occur in the knee. The three most common types of injury are the MCL sprain, the meniscus tear, and the ACL tear

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Turf Toe - Treatable or Career-Ending?

“Turf Toe” is a term commonly used to refer to pain, swelling, or joint stiffness at the base of the big toe, caused by a sprain to the ligaments and joint capsule

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3 Ways to Keep Kids Active (and Save Your Sanity) During the Winter

Don’t go stir crazy when cold weather sets in. Keep moving with these creative family activities.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping Jolly: Why Ergonomics Might Be the Best Holiday Gift This Year

Santa and his merry little elves may be nimble and quick, but the holiday season brings with it less frequently recognized hazards that could potentially have you muttering Bah-humbug

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5 One-of-a-Kind Cabins, Cottages, and Yurts Near Asheville

Explore the outdoors around Asheville in style with these cabins, cottages, and yurts that offer luxurious amenities in natural settings.

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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. 

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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.

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