Run Safe this Winter

Run Safe this Winter

Running in the winter can be an exhilarating challenge. But it also presents unique challenges and can add a higher risk for injuries.
How to plan your New Year’s resolution to start or restart running

How to plan your New Year’s resolution to start or restart running

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.
Dive in:  11 things to know about aquatic therapy

Dive in: 11 things to know about aquatic therapy

One of the biggest splashes in physical therapy in recent years is the evolution of aquatic therapy
Running reflections as I turn 40

Running reflections as I turn 40

I turn 40 today. Last weekend, I ran a marathon trying to break four hours...
When Can My Child Start Lifting Weights?

When Can My Child Start Lifting Weights?

I get asked this question almost daily, so if it’s something you’ve pondered as a parent, know that you are not alone.
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
From Fractures to Fire Suits

From Fractures to Fire Suits

How one athletic trainer does double duty as a NASCAR pit crew member
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.
Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...
Going the Extra Mile: Helping Care Ring Cross the Finish Line

Going the Extra Mile: Helping Care Ring Cross the Finish Line

Each August we take to the streets with our fellow runners for the annual OrthoCarolina 10K Classic.
The Ultimate List: Our Top 50 Tips for Running Your First Race

The Ultimate List: Our Top 50 Tips for Running Your First Race

Running your first race can be scary, exhilarating and everything in between.
Patience is Probably the Best Quality in a Runner

Patience is Probably the Best Quality in a Runner

I spend a lot of time playing the numbers game and weighing probabilities of various outcomes as a running coach...
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.
Beyond the Soccer Field: How your soccer player can stay in shape over the summer

Beyond the Soccer Field: How your soccer player can stay in shape over the summer

If you’re a parent like I am, most of us strive to create every opportunity and environment for success for our children, whether it’s on or off the turf.
NASCAR Medicine

NASCAR Medicine

In the Fast Lane with PA Bill Heisel
Turf Toe

Turf Toe

“Turf Toe” is a term commonly used to refer to pain, swelling, or joint stiffness at the base of the big toe, caused by a sprain to the ligaments and joint capsule
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.