Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities

Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities

Fast fact: As of 2013 there were 3,000 published injury studies on football, 1,000 each on baseball and basketball, 140 on bowling, 43 on arm-wrestling and 7 on tug-of-war. NASCAR injury studies? There were 3.
What is Hand Therapy?

What is Hand Therapy?

As a specialty practice of occupational and physical therapy, hand therapy focuses on orthopedic conditions that affect the upper extremities (hands and arms).
Post-Race Overtraining: How to Let Your Body Heal Properly

Post-Race Overtraining: How to Let Your Body Heal Properly

Leading up to a race, it’s important to plan your training accordingly to avoid overtraining...
World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day

Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a vital role in keeping our patients healthy, improving movement, managing pain, promoting healing, and are often an important part of rehabilitation for those with chronic conditions.
How to Properly Foam Roll

How to Properly Foam Roll

Foam rolling has become increasingly popular over recent years, and foam rollers of all sizes can be found in almost any gym or physical therapy clinic in the United States.
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling

When we contract our muscles repetitively, such as motion in sports activities, jobs or stress-related muscle tension, sensitive trigger points can develop within the muscle itself along the fascia that cover and protect them.
How to Know Which Running Shoes to Buy

How to Know Which Running Shoes to Buy

Whether you’re hitting the asphalt or the trails, the mountains, the beach or somewhere in between for your run, there are a lot of different factors that go into picking the right shoe.
How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

Faulty alignment in your feet can create havoc and pain in the entire body...
Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

Overtraining: When it Comes to Running, How Much is Too Much?

The simple definition of overtraining is not allowing enough recovery time between hard workouts to allow your body to recover...
Toe Up, Toe Off: How Important is Footstrike in Running?

Toe Up, Toe Off: How Important is Footstrike in Running?

How the foot interacts with the ground while running is a topic of many running conversations...
Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

Aquatic-based therapy offers a healing medium and therapeutic components that can be customized to each patient’s needs...
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

H-Wave stimulation is a drug-free form of electrical stimulation, or small muscle fiber stimulator, that treats chronic soft-tissue injury, improves lymphatic flow, and helps decrease acute, chronic and neuropathic pain
The “Real Core”:  Yoga and the Psoas

The “Real Core”: Yoga and the Psoas

Your core muscles are deep in your back and help stabilize and strengthen your spine.
Smoldering Setback:  A Firefighter’s Journey to Stay Healthy

Smoldering Setback: A Firefighter’s Journey to Stay Healthy

For Matt Yost, being in shape isn't just part of his healthy lifestyle. His job and people’s lives depend on it.

Putting a Brake on Injuries: The Role of the OrthoCarolina Motorsports Team

OrthoCarolina’s Motorsports crew seems to be everywhere. Tasked with the health and medical treatment for many teams and athletes, they’re at the track nearly every weekend and at the race shops during the week.
What it’s Like to be an Athletic Trainer to NASCAR Teams [Podcast]

What it’s Like to be an Athletic Trainer to NASCAR Teams [Podcast]

Angela Sneed, ATC at OrthoCarolina, joins AT Podcast to talk motorsports and more
When Should I Change My Running Shoes?

When Should I Change My Running Shoes?

We know, we know, running shoes aren’t cheap. But, as you use your shoes, mile after mile they eventually begin to lose their cushioning, stability, and shock absorption.
Cycling is a great sport, hands down. Even when you break one.

Cycling is a great sport, hands down. Even when you break one.

Up in the Appalachian Mountains, we love cycling. I ride with High Country Development, a group of cyclists all under the age of 25 who are full-time college students.
A Different Kind of Bodywork:  How OrthoCarolina Works with NASCAR Teams

A Different Kind of Bodywork: How OrthoCarolina Works with NASCAR Teams

By the time “Drivers, start your engines!” roars above the din of an excited NASCAR crowd, the OrthoCarolina Motorsports team has been at work for many hours.