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

Running in Cold Weather

Cold weather can make runners more prone to injuries as muscles tense up and can cause asthmatic flares.

December 10, 2018

5 Tips for Winter Trail Running

Charlotte's mild winters and trails near downtown make it easy to train outside in all four seasons.

December 10, 2018

Hiking, Biking, Camping, Fishing & Paddling in North Carolina’s 4 National Forests

North Carolina’s national forests offer world class hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and backcountry camping,

November 15, 2018

48 Hours of Adventure in Charlotte

Your guide to 48 hours of outdoor adventure and great food, drinks, and entertainment in Charlotte.

November 15, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Winston-Salem's Trail Running Scene

A guide to training programs, local clubs, and other resources to help you plug in to Winston-Salem's trail running scene.

November 15, 2018

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. 

November 14, 2018

Opt Outside - The Ultimate Guide to a Carolinas Outdoor Adventure

Rather than spending the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping, OrthoCarolina encourages you to #OptOutside with our guides to hiking, biking and exploring the Carolinas.

November 13, 2018

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.

November 12, 2018

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.

November 09, 2018

A Simple Way to Improve Your Running

While there may be no perfect way to run for everyone, we can all benefit from a few tips that can improve running efficiency.

November 09, 2018

The Best Backcountry Camping Close to Charlotte

Near Charlotte you'll find remote mountains, undeveloped lakes and rivers, and even old-growth forest.

October 31, 2018

OrthoCarolina's Halloween Workout

This circuit workout is all tricks so you can have a few more of those delicious treats!

October 23, 2018

How Aric Almirola Won at Talladega a Year and a Half after Breaking His Back

Aric Almirola won the 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in the No. 10 Smithfield Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, marking his second-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. For Almirola, it was a sweet taste of success after a nearly-devastating injury in a wreck at Kansas Speedway in 2017 when he suffered a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra.

October 22, 2018

Why Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

Tennis elbow is tendinosis of a muscle called the extensor carpi radialis brevis, which affects the tendon attached to the bone on the outer part of the elbow. When that tendon is damaged from overuse, it can cause weakness and pain around the area that often also radiates into the arm. 

October 22, 2018

Your Guide to a Multisport Weekend in Burke County

Your guide to hang gliding, hiking, biking, paddling, and more in North Carolina's Burke County.

October 17, 2018