National Physical Therapy Month: Meet Kristine Royen

National Physical Therapy Month: Meet Kristine Royen

She loves sports as much as you do!
Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina

Dr. Alison Warren of OrthoCarolina was in her final semester of pre-med bachelor’s degree when she was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Y Balance Test

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Y Balance Test

As those of us in the therapy world look to get more objective and evidence-based, incorporating new tools can certainly make our jobs easier.
What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Soft-tissue injuries sometimes happen gradually, such as overuse issues in athletes or people who do repetitive physical work
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.
Why We Need Physician Assistants
National Physical Therapy Month: Meet John Colville

National Physical Therapy Month: Meet John Colville

October is National Physical Therapy Month
Kids and Backpacks: How Heavy is Too Heavy?

Kids and Backpacks: How Heavy is Too Heavy?

For children, heavy school backpacks that pull the force of gravity and alter their posture can put them at risk for neck, shoulder and back pain.
OrthoCarolina to bundle knee, hip replacement costs

OrthoCarolina to bundle knee, hip replacement costs

Instead of waiting for change to be imposed, doctors at Charlotte’s OrthoCarolina, one of the region’s largest physician groups, have taken the lead in adopting a system to simplify billing and improve coordination of care.

OrthoCarolina Welcomes Alison Warren, DAOM, L.Ac.

Patients now have access to Integrative Medicine Service Line
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).
Common Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

Common Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

OrthoCarolina providers can refer patients to Performance Orthotics
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.
My Hand Can Art Exhibit Opens Uptown

My Hand Can Art Exhibit Opens Uptown

The My Hand Can art exhibition opens at the Mint Museum Uptown on September 3, showcasing the works of OrthoCarolina Hand Center patients.

High Five: OrthoCarolina and the Mint Museum Open My Hand Can Exhibit

Special art show displays works by Hand Center patients
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 is Arthritis of the Foot?

What is Arthritis of the Foot?

Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot.
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 Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working

How to Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries While Working

Rotator cuff injuries or tears are one of the most commonly encountered shoulder problems seen by orthopedic surgeons.