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.

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.

33rd Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Knee

Join us for our 33rd OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Symposium on Saturday, January 25, 2020.  The program will include current information on prevention, assessment, and management of selected injuries of the knee.

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.

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. 

5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

7 Winter Adventures in North Carolina Other than Downhill Skiing (and Where to Do Them)

Winter beautifully transforms North Carolina’s wild spaces into a playground for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

7 Must-Do Hikes Along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

Some are short, some are long, all of these hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway are worth putting on your Western North Carolina hiking bucket list.

Feasting on Fall Views at Doughton Park

Doughton Park, located between milepost 238 and 246, is the largest recreation area along the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway.

Injury Prevention for Student Athletes

There are around two million injuries in youth sports every year. What is good news for parents and coaches? The majority of these injuries are preventable.

WFNZ Visits the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center

Nick and Josh talk a lot about sports during their daily radio show on WFNZ but when it comes to performance they're visiting the OrthoCarolina Sports Training Center.

7 Spine-Tingling Stories of Adventures in the Woods

From scary sounds to sinister strangers, these seven spine-tingling tales will put some extra thrill into your next campfire tale.

9 Fall Foliage Trail Runs Around Charlotte

From the shores of Lake Norman to the top of Kings Pinnacle, here are nine great fall foliage runs near Charlotte.

Guide to West Virginia’s Bridge Day 2019

Here's your guide to West Virginia's Bridge Day, a celebration of extreme sports and the natural beauty of the Mountain State.