A Lifelong Love of Cycling

A Lifelong Love of Cycling

For Rita DuPont, the Physiatry Fellowship Coordinator at OrthoCarolina, cycling has been a lifelong passion.
Rest to Run Better

Rest to Run Better

Here are a few guidelines to ensure your body is getting the rest it needs.
Yoga Poses for Balance

Yoga Poses for Balance

Tree pose, standing pose and warrior pose are incredibly effective yoga postures to build, improve and maintain balance.
Soccer: Eye Injury Treatment

Soccer: Eye Injury Treatment

Andy Hylton, OrthoCarolina physician assistant and former professional soccer player says direct blows to the eyes generally result in temporary blurry vision and can result in a "black eye", but occasionally a more serious eye injury can occur.
The Best Paddle-In Campgrounds in the Carolinas

The Best Paddle-In Campgrounds in the Carolinas

From the cool waters of Lake Jocassee to the brackish tidal swamps out east, the Carolinas are home to a huge variety of flat water paddling experiences.
Working to the Bone: How NASCAR’s Mike Hicks Rebounded from Double Injuries

Working to the Bone: How NASCAR’s Mike Hicks Rebounded from Double Injuries

“Without Bill {Heisel, PA-C, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports] and Ken {Breath] and their team I wouldn’t be back where I am today,”
Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

My desire to teach was inspired by many things... But most of all, I loved what group fitness did for me personally and I wanted to return the favor
National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, held the last week in September, is an effort to bring attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.
Restorative Yoga for Runners

Restorative Yoga for Runners

Yoga is a great cross-training tool for runners to stretch, lengthen and strengthen tight muscles resulting from logging daily miles.
OrthoCarolina's Aaron Hewitt: Small Steps to Big Life Changes

OrthoCarolina's Aaron Hewitt: Small Steps to Big Life Changes

Approximately eight years ago, Aaron Hewitt, physician assistant manager at OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center, experienced what he calls his “aha moment.”
When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

When Should You Drink Sports Drinks?

Sports drinks vs water: When is it best to drink either?
Trail Running Tips

Trail Running Tips

I traded in street pavement for a run at the U.S. National Whitewater Center last week.
Chris Kroeger, Host of “Primetime” Sport Radio, Launches Running Comeback

Chris Kroeger, Host of “Primetime” Sport Radio, Launches Running Comeback

In the sports radio world, sitting on the couch, eating junk food and drinking beer can be the norm.
Meet Meredith. She likes to Run.

Meet Meredith. She likes to Run.

“For me, it’s about the runner’s high. There is nothing like running to provide a feeling of rejuvenation! “
Multisport Soccer Player Tips

Multisport Soccer Player Tips

However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports.
Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

As we enter the month of August, many children and teenagers are headed back to school. Many of us remember our high school football games on Friday night with the cheerleading team on the sidelines helping to lead the crowd in chants to help their football team win the game.
Summer Running in Charlotte: Insider Tips on Beating the Heat

Summer Running in Charlotte: Insider Tips on Beating the Heat

There’s a feeling of freedom for runners when summer first breaks in the Queen City. Glowing arm bands and reflective tape are retired as daylight lingers well into the evening.
Meet Jenni. OC Loves to Run.

Meet Jenni. OC Loves to Run.

I like 5K distances. One of my favorite races to run with friends is the OrthoCarolina 10K Classic, it’s a beautiful course.
Dealing With Downtime from Injury: Tips from a Lifelong Athlete

Dealing With Downtime from Injury: Tips from a Lifelong Athlete

“I was going nuts,” she says of those days without running. “What am I going to do now?”
En Pointe: What Ballet Dancers Should Know About Injury Prevention

En Pointe: What Ballet Dancers Should Know About Injury Prevention

As students head back to school, many dancers head back to the studio and a vigorous training schedule.