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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. 

    How Physical Therapy Supports Your Long-Term Health

    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.

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    What Is IT Band Syndrome?

    Although IT band injuries come on quickly, they typically result from an existing muscle imbalance as opposed to an acute injury.

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    How to Prepare for Race Training: Mobility Workouts, Warm-Ups & Cool Downs

    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.

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    Foam Rolling the Tension Away After Sitting All Day

    Looking for ways to relieve tension after a long day in front of the screen or behind the wheel? Try using a foam roller. 

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    Back on Your Feet: Sciatic Pain Relief

    The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, so it’s not surprising that when it flares up, it feels intense.

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    The Top 3 Ways to Spend Your Rest Day

    Rest days give your muscles time to heal from the stress of physical activity while giving your mind an opportunity to reset.

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    Stretches for Runners: How to Warm Up & Cool Down

    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.

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    How to Spice Up Your Running Routine

    Whether you log 2 or 20 miles, changing up your running or jogging routine will keep your workouts effective, interesting and even fun.

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    Stretching Guide to Ease Tight Muscles

    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.

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    Common Questions in Arm Care for Baseball Athletes

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    Dive In: 11 Things to Know About Aquatic Therapy

    One of the biggest splashes in physical therapy in recent years is the evolution of aquatic therapy.

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    12 Ways to Strengthen Your Core

    Your core muscles are muscles that you can’t ‘see’, as opposed to muscles that are visible in shape beneath your skin.

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    The Five Stretches You Need for Your Sore Neck and Shoulders

    Finding yourself grabbing your neck and shoulders after a long day at work? Try these physical therapist-approved stretches.

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    What is degenerative disc disease?

    Many people begin to develop this disease in their 20s, but it doesn’t come into play until combined with pain from another ailment.

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    How does physical therapy treat plantar fascitis?

    The pain from plantar fascitis is felt in the heel of the foot and can often feel like walking on a bruise. Physical Therapist Scott Beecher shares information about how therapy can reduce the pain and inflammation attributed to plantar fascitis.

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    OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist Lands on ESPN Lacrosse Documentary

    Caring for patients by day, Shaun Riney spends evenings and weekends as an assistant coach on a lacrosse team whose unlikely players made them the subject of an ESPN documentary.

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    Did You Know? 8 Fun Facts about Physical Therapy

    You might know that physical therapy, also called “PT”, can help you recover from injury. But did you know that it can also help you manage specific conditions, restore function, encourage movement, and reduce or eliminate the need for medications and surgeries? 

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    What You Should Know About Physical Therapy

    You may already know that physical therapy primarily helps manage pain, increases mobility and muscle function, and gets your body back to how it was before injury.  Straight from our own physical therapists, here is what you should know about physical therapy.

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    Physicals for College Athletes: A Q&A with Physical Therapist Matt Erbe

    OrthoCarolina, helping to keep your favorite team on the field. 

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    What is Achilles tendonitis and how can I prevent it?

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    4 Tips to Prevent Injury When You Workout

    Whether you’re starting a routine from scratch or you’re a seasoned athlete, a focus on injury prevention will keep you in the game

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    What are the benefits of swimming after an injury?

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    Treating Sore Muscles with Cold Therapy

    Whether it’s a simple cold pack, ice bath or a higher tech application, athletes are always looking for the latest and greatest tool to aid recovery and minimize downtime between intense training sessions.

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    Stretches and Positions to Help Decrease Your Low Back Pain Before You See Your Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist

    Back pain has been a hot topic in recent years and will affect many people at some point in their lives. These positions may help decrease your symptoms to a manageable level to assist with you getting back to the activities you love.

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    Physical Therapy at OrthoCarolina

    Expert care from OrthoCarolina Physical Therapy

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