Everyday Ergonomics - OrthoCarolina Keeps You in the Game

Work can be a pain. Whether in a car or at a desk, we know sitting can cause our bodies pain and discomfort.

March 12, 2019

Meet Angela Shirk, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

How she stayed on track and made her dream come true

March 07, 2019

Should Your Exercise Ball Double as Your Desk Chair? Here’s the Truth.

We know we shouldn’t sit all day, but most of us have to make a living, which in many cases means we’re stuck at a desk – and in a chair – most of the day.

March 07, 2019

Yes You Could Watch Your Own Surgery + Other Questions from Our Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Live Surgery Answered

When we live streamed from the operating room, our viewers had lots of questions about the surgeries being performed. Our orthopedists have responded with all the answers.

February 27, 2019

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. 

February 25, 2019

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.

February 22, 2019

7 of Your Most Burning Questions about Standing Desks Answered by a Physical Therapist

We’ve been told over and over that sitting too much is highly detrimental to your health. The reality is that many of us have to sit at a desk for much of the day. 

But does the fact that too much sitting is bad mean that investing in a standing desk is the best solution?

February 21, 2019

Sitting All Day? Try These 5 Gentle Stretches to Relieve Pain

Activities and professions that require a lot of sitting can also result in a lot of pain. At the end of your day, try these stretches to get those sore muscles moving.

February 19, 2019

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, This Muscle Might Be in Danger

It’s not as well-known as its companion muscle the gluteus maximus, but the gluteus medius has an important job: to stabilize the pelvis and hips. Here's what to know about sitting.

February 14, 2019

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.

February 11, 2019
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Inside the Operating Room: Trigger Finger and Carpal Tunnel Surgery

OrthoCarolina stepped inside the operating room to live stream a trigger finger and carpal tunnel surgery. 

February 07, 2019

How to Set Up a Healthy Workstation

Whether you work from home or in an office, there are proper ways to set up a workstation that encourages comfort and efficiency. 

January 24, 2019

9 of Charlotte's Best Festival and Adventure Weekends

Charlotte has some great events going on throughout the year. Here are nine of the best.

January 22, 2019

11 Family-Friendly Winter Hikes in the Triad

Choose one of these family-friendly Triad hikes for your next family adventure.

January 22, 2019

Your Carolina Winter Adventure Bucket List

These top adventures should be on your North Carolina bucket list for winter.

January 22, 2019

Free Workouts You Can Do at Home

Life making it hard to get to the gym? Here's a list of resources that provide free workouts. 

January 17, 2019

World Champion Power Lifter Calls Total Hip Replacement a "Miracle" Hitting the Gym Just Weeks After Surgery

Learn how a power-lifter has built his fitness back up after a total hip replacement. 

January 16, 2019

Five Symptoms That Point to Trigger Finger

The result of overuse, trigger finger is a common but extremely painful condition that can cause the catching, locking and popping of the painful finger.

January 09, 2019

How a Year of Pilates Shaved 15 Seconds Off My Mile Pace

After OC Physical Therapist Assistant Mary Jean followed through on a year of Pilates classes, she looks back at the results she’s seen, including a 15-second reduction in her mile pace.

January 04, 2019

Where to Go Skiing & Snowboarding in the Southeast

Skiing and snowboarding are thriving across the South thanks to advanced snowmaking technology and improved amenities at resorts.

December 20, 2018

How to Put Together the Perfect Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing Trip Near Charlotte

If you're in Charlotte, you can take a day trip to the mountains of western North Carolina for great snowshoeing and skiing.

December 20, 2018

5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Running Resolution

It’s no surprise that fitness is one of the top New Year’s resolutions year after year. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the top resolutions that isn’t fulfilled.

December 18, 2018

How to Have a Healthy 2019: REAL Tips from an Orthopedist

Many of us make healthy resolutions every year, stick to them for a while, and inevitably break them. Sound familiar?

December 18, 2018

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

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