Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

Answers from the OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Department
Why We Chose to be Physical Therapists

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.
National Physical Therapy Month: What Our Patients Say

National Physical Therapy Month: What Our Patients Say

Below are some comments from our patients about their OrthoCarolina physical therapy experience. We are grateful for our PTs, their service and hard work!
Our PTs: They’ve Got Your Back…and Your Legs…and More…

Our PTs: They’ve Got Your Back…and Your Legs…and More…

October is National Physical Therapy Month
Ask the Physical Therapist...

Ask the Physical Therapist...

Answers from the OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy Department
Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.
Why the Core Muscles are Different from Other Muscles

Why the Core Muscles are Different from Other Muscles

The core is the part of the human body located between the pelvic floor and diaphragm, and its main job is to hold and protect your spine.
Do you get back pain from sitting at your desk?

Do you get back pain from sitting at your desk?

Ergonomics and the “90-90-90 Position”: Why ‘how’ you sit is so important
Why we need to be more active

Why we need to be more active

Our society today is one that is attached to social media and for the most part sedentary due to long hours spent on computers during the work day.
Occupational Therapy: What to Know

Occupational Therapy: What to Know

April is National OT Month
A Helping Hand: How Occupational Therapy Helps Patients with Artificial Limbs

A Helping Hand: How Occupational Therapy Helps Patients with Artificial Limbs

In occupational therapy, we often work with prostheses, or artificial devices that replace a part of the human body that may have been lost due to trauma or accident, congenital conditions or other reasons.
Fit Tip Friday - Mountain Climbers

Fit Tip Friday - Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers are a plyometric exercise that work your core muscles as well as upper and lower body muscles for overall strength.

Fit Tip Friday – Training the Posterior (Back) Muscle Groups

Our back is made up of a group of muscles that work together to support our everyday activities like lifting children, running , and even sitting at our desk with good posture.
April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

I’m an occupational therapist, and it’s somewhat ironic that spring coincides with National Occupational Therapy Month in April...
Fit Tip Friday — Side Bridge

Fit Tip Friday — Side Bridge

Core exercises are important for everyone, but people with lower back pain can especially benefit from extra focus on the core.
Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Why do our muscles sometimes feel tight?

Fit Tip Friday – Push-Up 101

Push-ups are one of the most basic and well-known exercises, yet one of the hardest to do correctly.

Fit Tip Friday – How and Why to Do a Side Plank

Side planks are a great exercise because they work the entire core
Why the Transverse Abdominus is an Important Part of Your Core

Why the Transverse Abdominus is an Important Part of Your Core

In part three of our series on "core" trunk muscles and back pain we look at the muscle called the transversus abdominus.