Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Almost all of us, at some point, will strain or irritate a muscle or ligament, and the resulting pain can have a big impact on your daily life. To make that pain subside is it better to use ice or heat?
Behind the Scenes: Athletic Training at the College Level

Behind the Scenes: Athletic Training at the College Level

At Belmont Abbey, we strive to educate our students in three areas: body, mind, and spirit. In athletics, we focus a little more on the body area and work to keep our athletes in optimal physical condition both to prevent injury and to compete at a high level.
Meet Angela Sneed, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

Meet Angela Sneed, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

How she stayed on track and made her dream come true
Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Why do our muscles sometimes feel tight?
Why You Should Train Like an Athlete at Any Age

Why You Should Train Like an Athlete at Any Age

Believe it or not, humans start losing muscle mass as young as age 30, and bone mass as young as age 40.
Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone Injections for Runners: Yea or Nay?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory delivered through an injection that goes directly to the site of inflammation in your body
The Buddy System: Group Fitness Benefits

The Buddy System: Group Fitness Benefits

In an age when it can often feel like every moment of the day is scheduled to the minute, workouts can get tossed to the side. Even worse, trying to continually force exercise can quickly cause self-motivation to evaporate.

Fit Tip Friday – Push-Up 101

Push-ups are one of the most basic and well-known exercises, yet one of the hardest to do correctly.
CrossFit Injuries: The Big Ones

CrossFit Injuries: The Big Ones

As a medical provider who sees a lot of CrossFit patients (and is a CrossFitter as well) I’m frequently asked about shoulder and knee injuries.
NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries

NASCAR’s Most Prevalent Injuries

In 12 seconds, some pit crews can change four tires, lug nuts, fill a race car with fuel and send it on its way.
What’s in Your Headphones? Best Motivational Push Songs

What’s in Your Headphones? Best Motivational Push Songs

Sometimes the most effective way to get through a tough workout or to just make exercise more enjoyable is to add music
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee): What to Know

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee): What to Know

In the running community, patellofemoral pain syndrome (“PFPS”), or Runner’s Knee, has a reputation for being painful and frustrating.

Fit Tip Friday – How and Why to Do a Side Plank

Side planks are a great exercise because they work the entire core
Why the Transverse Abdominus is an Important Part of Your Core

Why the Transverse Abdominus is an Important Part of Your Core

In part three of our series on "core" trunk muscles and back pain we look at the muscle called the transversus abdominus.
Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Gauging an Injury: An Update on NASCAR‘s Nate Bolling

Denny Hamlin’s Jackman on the Mend
10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job give you a pain in the neck or back?
Local patients receive free joint replacements through national organization

Local patients receive free joint replacements through national organization

The replacement surgeries were coordinated through Operation Walk USA, a local hospital and by Dr. David Howe, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina in Winston-Salem.
Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

In your core you have “muscles you can see” and the real core muscles “you can’t see.”