For Patients

Why We Chose to be Physical Therapists

Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a big role in rehabilitation, and PT is an important part of the work we do to help our patients maximize long-term health benefits. It’s is a way for patients to improve movement, manage pain and prevent or recover from injuries or other physical conditions.

Put the Brakes on Back Pain

Sitting in the carpool line to pick up your kids can drive your body crazy — literally.

For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy is a unique profession that works with people across the lifespan to help them engage in activities and occupations that are meaningful to them.

Neuromuscular Control for Athletes

Tips for Athletes from a Physical Therapist to Increase Neuromuscular Control

Stretches to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

Learn how to prevent hamstring injuries with these stretches from a Physical Therapist

Ladder Drills for Athletes

Preparing Athletes to Return to the Field with OrthoCarolina Hickory Physical Therapy

Post-Shoulder Surgery 101

Having surgery is never easy, but being ready at home can help reduce anxiety for the post-op experience and make you more comfortable after shoulder surgery

Did You Know? 8 Fun Facts about Physical Therapy

You might know that physical therapy, also called “PT”, can help you recover from injury. But did you know that it can also help you manage specific conditions, restore function, encourage movement, and reduce or eliminate the need for medications and surgeries? 

What You Should Know About Physical Therapy

You may already know that physical therapy primarily helps manage pain, increases mobility and muscle function, and gets your body back to how it was before injury.  Straight from our own physical therapists, here is what you should know about physical therapy.

Physicals for College Athletes: A Q&A with Physical Therapist Matt Erbe

OrthoCarolina, helping to keep your favorite team on the field. 

Treating Sore Muscles with Cold Therapy

Whether it’s a simple cold pack, ice bath or a higher tech application, athletes are always looking for the latest and greatest tool to aid recovery and minimize downtime between intense training sessions.

Physical Therapy at OrthoCarolina

Expert care from OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

When Ashley Brooks, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist, hand therapy was considered very specialized and not a track for new graduates.