Research & Presentations

Research & Presentations

Ongoing research for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Muscle Transfer for Independent Digit Control
Running: How to Train When You're Not Hitting the Pavement

Running: How to Train When You're Not Hitting the Pavement

For some reason or another, you’ve decided to sign up for a race. Maybe it has been a personal goal of yours for some time or you just wanted to run it with some friends. Whatever the case, you may be wondering what else you need to do besides log your weekly mileage.

Dr. Stephan Pill speaking with the Scott Hamilton Show on WSJS - May 1, 2017

Dr. Pill chatting with WSJS about sports injuries and how to manage them on and off the field.

Tuck Fest - US National Whitewater Center

Tuck Fest is a three-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The festival features a variety of outdoor sport competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and adventure racing. The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC -- Video powered by OrthoCarolina thru a partnership with RootsRated.com
Running 101 for Beginner Runners

Running 101 for Beginner Runners

As the weather gets warmer, it seems like more and more runners start hitting the pavement. It can be motivating seeing others hit their stride, so to speak. If you’ve never run before, you might want to slow down and make a plan before lacing up your shoes.
Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

The multi-purpose trails at Lake Norman State Park are some of the fastest flowing around Charlotte
OrthoCarolina Rock Hill Adds Physical Therapy Services

OrthoCarolina Rock Hill Adds Physical Therapy Services

OrthoCarolina Rock Hill has added physical therapy to its services in Rock Hill, effective May 1.
Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

Typically, competitive athletes focus on strength training with weights. Building strength and muscle mass has its benefits but also dramatically decreases overall flexibility.
Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

Fellowship training is an additional year of training which a surgeon chooses to pursue in a specialized area of orthopedics. Going through fellowship training was very important to me in becoming a surgeon. Being fellowship trained allows a surgeon to be able to train in a setting with more complex cases and broaden their knowledge in a more specific area of orthopedics.

Certified Medical Assists Excelling at OrthoCarolina!

See how our wonderful team of Certified Medical Assistants is helping OrthoCarolina deliver top quality care every day!
Conservative Care of Low Back Pain

Conservative Care of Low Back Pain

Generalized low back pain is a huge public health problem, affecting 80 percent of people at some point during their lifetime. Low back pain can affect a person's ability to function at work or within the home and can lead to a lower perceived quality of life.
Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.
At the Core

At the Core

There are many benefits of a strong and toned abdomen; better athletic performance, improved posture, increased libido, higher self-confidence and improved balance.
A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

When Ashley Brooks, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist, hand therapy was considered very specialized and not a track for new graduates.
Ask the Physical Therapist

Ask the Physical Therapist

What are some risk factors for running injuries, and how can they be prevented?

Ken Breath, OrthoCarolina Motorsports on WTBQ

Ken Breath, PT, ATC, LAT, Cert DN is the Manager of Motorsports Outreach for OrthoCarolina Motorsports. He works closely with NASCAR athletes, including rehabbing many of its drivers after various injuries. Listen to what he said about the season ahead, as he offers an insider’s perspective on the medical needs of the rigorous schedule of NASCAR.
Ken Breath, OrthoCarolina Motorsports on WTBQ

Ken Breath, OrthoCarolina Motorsports on WTBQ

Ken Breath, PT, ATC, LAT, Cert DN is the Manager of Motorsports Outreach for OrthoCarolina Motorsports. He works closely with NASCAR athletes, including rehabbing many of its drivers after various injuries. Listen to what he said about the season ahead, as he offers an insider’s perspective on the medical needs of the rigorous schedule of NASCAR.
For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

For the Love of Painting: A New Landscape after a Traumatic Hand Injury

Gilbert Hunter has always loved to paint…portraits to be specific. He’s retired now, but he’d like to get back to doing it more often. The brushstrokes created by his hand reveal the snapshots of his mind as his perspective takes shape on canvas.
EMG – What to Know

EMG – What to Know

An electrodiagnostic study (EMG/NCS) is a diagnostic assessment of the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles to see how well they function, and is sometimes recommended for patients with neck, back, arm or leg pain.