The physical and hand therapists at OrthoCarolina work with each patient and develop a specific plan, leveraging a variety of treatment options to elevate the patient's ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Additionally, our physical therapists are often active in creating both fitness and wellness programs to encourage a healthier and more active lifestyle.
In this series, we cover different Olympic events and relate them to upcoming spring sports with insight from OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Specialists.Read More
Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendinitis (also called tendonitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.Read More
In the running community, patellofemoral pain syndrome (“PFPS”), or Runner’s Knee, has a reputation for being painful and frustrating.Read More
Basketball requires an athlete to run, jump and cut aggressively and consistently throughout gameplay. The quick change-of-direction movements and repetitive jumping pose a unique challenge on our lower extremities.
Overuse injuries are extremely common and will happen to most people at some time or other. Recognizing the early signs of an overuse injury can help you avoid pain and excess downtime.Read More
Achilles tendinitis/tendonitis is one of the most common running injuries that physical therapists see. It's also common in middle-aged people who play sports like tennis and basketball.Read More
We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba, and P90X so it is easy to overlook the benefits of low-impact exercise. Low impact does not mean low intensity -- here's why it's important.
Balance plays an important role in preventing injuries, maintaining mobility and supporting good posture. These simple stretches and exercises will help strengthen your ankle muscles to promote balance and coordination.Read More
Dry needling is a physical therapy technique that uses thin needles to help relieve muscle inflammation. The addition of electrical stimulation can increase blood flow for enhanced and prolonged pain relief.Read More
Whether preventing or rehabilitating an injury or other physical condition, physical therapy plays an important part in long-term health. Physical therapists use exercise, massage, stretching and other techniques to help patients of all ages improve mobility, manage pain and restore proper function.
We often forget to consider what to do before launching a regimented training program. It’s important to incorporate mobility exercises and proper stretching both before and after excerise to make sure your body is primed for more intense workouts.Read More
Looking for ways to relieve tension after a long day in front of the screen or behind the wheel? Try using a foam roller.Read More
How you prime your body for a run and how you recover afterward influence your overall performance. PTA Mary Jean McKinnon explains dynamic and static stretches to enhance your next run.Read More
Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.Read More
This downloadable stretching guide targets commonly tight muscles to help encourage good posture, enhance your range of motion, reduce the overuse of certain muscle groups, relieve discomfort and support quality rest.Read More
Finding yourself grabbing your neck and shoulders after a long day at work? Try these neck and shoulder stretches physical therapist-approved stretches.Read More