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Midfoot Strike for Runners

A midfoot strike is ideal for runners and helps reduce the force and shock to a runner’s hip, knee and ankle.

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Test Your Running Shoes

Runners are often quick to blame shoes for injuries, and although not always the case, a properly functioning running shoe is important.

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Beginner Hot Yoga Tips

Hot yoga is the art of practicing yoga in a heated room. The added heat allows your body to stretch deeper and muscles to lengthen longer.

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Bill Heisel: Keeping Athletes Healthy from Kayak to Racetrack

As even a casual viewer knows, the physical challenges facing a motorsports crew are significant...

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High Plank for Core Strength

Jenni recommends runners focus on building core strength as part of an overall training plan.

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Fishing Around Charlotte

Insider Tips from a Lifelong Enthusiast

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Your Running Form Matters

Running with good form can help runners be more efficient, improve overall performance and avoid injury.

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Easy dynamic warm up for runners via the Charlotte Agenda

OrthoCarolina trainer Chris Gabriel teaches Katie Levans how to warm up for a run with four easy moves

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Running Partner Rules

My favorite running partner is my wife Amanda. Running together gives us dedicated time away from hectic schedules and opportunities to build memories around races.

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Running with a Purpose

At OrthoCarolina we are big supporters of Isabella’s Dream Team. Read Erin’s full story, and learn how to get involved to help end childhood cancer.

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Finding New Outdoor Pursuits When Injury Strikes

As the director of clinical operations for OrthoCarolina, David Little has seen plenty of athletes stopped in their tracks by injury.

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Avoiding Injuries is Easy (If You Take Matt Dobler's Advice)

The staff at OrthoCarolina offers tips on staying healthy and their favorite way to spend a day outside in Charlotte.

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OrthoCarolina VP Goes from Couch to 100-Milers

Growing up in the outdoor paradise of Canberra, Australia, Ben Smoker was always active as a kid.

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Dog Friendly Trails in Charlotte (Plus Pro Tips to Get You Started)

Running a dog has even more direct training benefits than simply wearing them out.

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How to Avoid Rock Climbing Injuries: Talking with OrthoCarolina’s Stacy Rumfelt

The middle of November can be a tricky time for spending time outdoors in central Carolina.

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Meet Aaron Hall. He likes to Run.

“Running allows my mind to relax before the stress of the day begins.”

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Staying a Step Ahead: Marathon Training Schedule Tips

Crossing the finish line of your first marathon is an exhilarating experience.

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In the Pit Crew and on the Trail, Evan Kureczka Keeps Athletes Moving

Hiking 24 miles over the rugged terrain of eastern North Carolina in a single day is no joke.

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Cycling in Charlotte

While Charlotte may be playing catch up in areas like cycling infrastructure, the Queen City isn’t lacking for cycling enthusiasts.

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Meet Matt. OC Loves to Run

“I love to run because of the competition and the ability to push yourself.”

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Proper Yoga Technique: Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose is a resting yoga pose that helps to reduce stress and fatigue.

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Pre-Run Warm-Up: How to Properly Get Your Body Prepared to Run

Warming up your body properly can increase running performance and reduce the chance of injury.

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Proper Yoga Technique: Downward-Facing Dog

The yoga pose Downward-Facing Dog is ideal for athletes and the general population.

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