How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

How Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch got back on track

OrthoCarolina, a Charlotte orthopedic clinic. Over the past decade, OrthoCarolina staff members have become as much a part of the NASCAR traveling circus as the other regulars who roam the same roads as drivers, crews and officials.
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.
Running + Beer: A Hoppy Way to Work Out

Running + Beer: A Hoppy Way to Work Out

Most of us don’t typically associate beer with exercise, but there might actually be a few good reasons to enjoy a pint or two after your run

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.
Meet Angela Sneed, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

Meet Angela Sneed, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

How she stayed on track and made her dream come true
Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Why do our muscles sometimes feel tight?
Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body

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.
NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries

NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries

In 12 seconds, some pit crews can change four tires, lug nuts, fill a race car with fuel and send it on its way.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee): What to Know

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee): What to Know

In the running community, patellofemoral pain syndrome (“PFPS”), or Runner’s Knee, has a reputation for being painful and frustrating.

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.
Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Denny Hamlin’s Jackman on the Mend
Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

In your core you have “muscles you can see” and the real core muscles “you can’t see.”
What You Think Is Your Core Isn’t Really Your Core

What You Think Is Your Core Isn’t Really Your Core

The “core” is such a hot topic these days. Is it abs, trunk or back? A combination of all of those? Strong core muscles keep your spine healthier, yet there is a lot of confusion as to exactly what those muscles are.
5 Tips from an Occupational Therapist to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Goals

5 Tips from an Occupational Therapist to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Goals

Nine times out of 10, these resolutions start off with a bang in January but, by March have dwindled.