Back Pain? 7 Stretches You Can Do From Your Desk Chair

Lower back pain is a common ailment. Try these physical therapist-recommended stretches right at your desk chair to help.

April 16, 2019

Physical Performance Testing: Not Just for NFL Hopefuls

When NFL hopefuls go through drills in the NFL Combine, millions of dollars are on the line but these drills can help you, too, as you chart your athletic progress or as your PT decides if you're ready to get back to activity after an injury.

    April 11, 2019

    Running Race Etiquette

    Occasionally poor runner’s etiquette can get in the way of having a good race day experience. Here are a few helpful tips whether you’ve never run a race before or are a seasoned competitor. 

    April 02, 2019

    The 30-Second Stretching Rule

    It’s common to see runners and other athletes prepare for training by quickly touching their toes or stretching their quads. But how long should you really be holding a stretch?

    March 25, 2019

    Carpal Tunnel Pain & Numbness Keeping You Up at Night? Try This At-Home Option First.

    Commonly caused by repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment can start with non-operative options.

    March 22, 2019

    Prepare For Your Work Day With These Six Pilates Exercises

    We know to warm up and strengthen the muscles before a workout, but we should be doing the same for our bodies as we prepare for a work day.

    March 20, 2019

    Meet Athletic Trainer Pam Brown of OrthoCarolina and Stewart Haas Racing

    As an athletic trainer, Pam Brown serves OrthoCarolina patients and motorsports athletes. Celebrate National Athletic Training month

    March 19, 2019

    11 Ways to Participate in Tuckfest

    11 ways to participate in Tuckfest, a celebration of adventure sports, craft beer, and live music.

    March 18, 2019

    An Insider’s Guide to Charlotte Adventure Racing

    Charlotte's adventure racing scene includes everything from family-friendly races to punishing distance events for seasoned race veterans.

    March 18, 2019

    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