Tackling an Unwelcome Ankle Injury: How One Player Returned to the Field

Tackling an Unwelcome Ankle Injury: How One Player Returned to the Field

For JaQuan King, senior at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, football was life. He was set to be a top ranked college football prospect in 2016; he had scored four touchdowns during a jamboree scrimmage and had high hopes of being recruited until he found himself on the ground holding a swollen ankle surrounded by trainers and players. He had a season-ending ankle injury, and wondered if he’d ever get to play again.

OrthoCarolina Employee Wellness Program Ranks 2nd in the U.S.

OrthoCarolina also ranks first among Charlotte companies; National program tracks corporate wellness initiatives nationwide
Thank You to Our Physician Assistants

Thank You to Our Physician Assistants

Each year during the first week of October we celebrate Physician Assistant Week nationwide. This week recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health, and it is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession.
One of the Most Common Knee Injuries: The ABCs of the ACL

One of the Most Common Knee Injuries: The ABCs of the ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital stabilizing structure within the knee. The ACL helps to control rotation and translation with a knee that is abruptly changing direction or speed. As a result, it is commonly injured in athletes who participate in sports with cutting, pivoting, jumping, and quick running.
OrthoCarolina Boone Now Offering Sub-Specialty Care

OrthoCarolina Boone Now Offering Sub-Specialty Care

We now offer several areas of specialized care in Boone.
New Report Highlights Key Findings from 100 Healthiest Employers in America including Humana, OrthoCarolina and Wellnext

New Report Highlights Key Findings from 100 Healthiest Employers in America including Humana, OrthoCarolina and Wellnext

Now in its fifth year, the H100 recognizes companies who achieved success in improving the health of their employees through wellness programs.
Introducing the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

Introducing the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs

Individuals who have amputations address a variety of daily challenges that can significantly affect their lives, including general health and wellness, mobility, independence and more.
OrthoCarolina Doctors Pioneer New Amputee Surgical Technique

OrthoCarolina Doctors Pioneer New Amputee Surgical Technique

OrthoCarolina hand surgeons Glenn Gaston, M.D., and Bryan Loeffler, M.D., pioneer a targeted muscle reinnervation surgical procedure to help amputee patients like shark attack victim Tiffany Johnson.
VIDEO - Surgeons Complete First Prosthetic Hand with Individual Finger Control
How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte

How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte

What are the chances that two Charlotte-area triathletes from the same team qualify for the Ironman World Championship in the same year?
The 3 Big Football Injuries You Should Know About

The 3 Big Football Injuries You Should Know About

Most football injuries occur in the knee. The three most common types of injury are the MCL sprain, the meniscus tear, and the ACL tear
SUP Charlotte: How and Where to Launch Your Board in the Queen City

SUP Charlotte: How and Where to Launch Your Board in the Queen City

Here’s everything you need to know to SUP in Charlotte.
Doctors Miraculously Give A Shark Attack Victim A New Arm

Doctors Miraculously Give A Shark Attack Victim A New Arm

In this web extra, meet the doctors who are giving her a prosthetic arm so she can return to life and her routines.
Game Changers

Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town.
I’m a soccer mom… here’s why my kids are taking this year off

I’m a soccer mom… here’s why my kids are taking this year off

I’m a mom of two active boys who love soccer. They’ve been playing since they were five years old. As a former athlete and a physical therapist, I know how important it is to give your body time to rest and recover from overuse of the muscles and joints. When my kids came to me and said they wanted to take a break this season, I understood.
What Type of Charlotte Runner Are You?

What Type of Charlotte Runner Are You?

Are you a die-hard roady who puts in mile after mile on pavement? Do you crave the off-camber footing of a technical trail? Or maybe you're a new runner just getting into the swing of this running thing?
Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Exploring Gaston County, N.C., by bike is perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation for what makes this the go-to spot for outdoor recreation in the region. Spencer and Crowders Mountain burst skyward from the surrounding piedmont and miles of creeks and rivers carve pathways through the tree canopy on their journey from mountains to sea.
#YouImprovedChat: Staying Active with a Busy Schedule

#YouImprovedChat: Staying Active with a Busy Schedule

Many of us have a lot on our plate when it comes to the day-to-day. We work hard, and we play hard. Or try to, anyway. Aaron Hewitt, PA-C is a physician assistant with OrthoCarolina who works long hours, but loves his job. Outside the clinic, he thrives on keeping his body active and staying healthy. You can typically find him at CrossFit, doing yoga, or running (even marathons!). Aaron joined us for a Twitter chat and took your questions, offering his best advice on how to incorporate activity into your daily routine. If you missed the chat, here’s what he had to say.
Making the Grade: XCalibur Pit School is a training ground for NASCAR’s best

Making the Grade: XCalibur Pit School is a training ground for NASCAR’s best

Working on a NASCAR pit crew isn’t an easy job. Fast-paced, physically demanding working conditions mean pit crew members must be in top physical shape.
Bursitis: What Roofers, Plumbers, and Football Players Need to Know

Bursitis: What Roofers, Plumbers, and Football Players Need to Know

For centuries, people with physically demanding occupations have been known to be prone to developing large, swollen knees and elbows, especially after a serious bump or bruise. Originally dubbed “miner’s elbow” and “handmaid’s knee”, these conditions are now known to be varieties of bursitis, the inflammation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac that limits friction between the skin and a joint such as the knee or elbow.