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The physical therapists and occupational 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. 

    Do you have any advice on how to start lifting weights while reducing the risk of injury?

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    Taking on Tendinitis

    Tendons, thick cords that connect your muscles to bones, are more important than you might realize. For people who have had tendonitis (also called tendinitis), inflammation of the tendons causes pain and swelling, sometimes severe, and can make it difficult to do the activities you love.

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    Benefits of Heavy Resistance Training

    Many people make the assumption that there are no benefits to lifting heavy weights. Some feel that lifting lighter weights with high reps will yield the same results. This is simply not true.

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    Improving Balance for All Ages: Focusing on Ankle Stability

    Ankle stability is one of the main aspects of balance. Balance by definition is the ability to provide even distribution of weight enabling someone to remain upright and steady.

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    Improving Balance to Prevent Injuries

    How much time do you devote to balance? The truth is probably not enough. While a lot of us take the time to go to the gym and get in our strength training and cardio, we often neglect simple balance exercises.

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    Basic Principles of Football Safety

    With the constant barrage of info through television and social media, we are more aware than ever about injures that surround football. From concussions to ACL tears, it seems like there is always some drama and controversy surrounding how best to prevent and manage these issues. For those of us who have children playing sports, these issues are much more important than just making sure our fantasy football lineups are competitive each week.

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    Hear it from an Athletic Trainer: Why Warming Up is a Crucial Piece in Your Soccer Training Plan

    If you could increase your soccer skill level efficiency, drastically reduce your chance of injury, and help your body feel better before and after soccer, would you want to know how?

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    No Timeouts: Minimizing Injury Risk in Young Soccer Players

    Soccer is not only one of the fastest growing sports, but it’s also one of the most fast-paced. Like any contact sport there is always potential for injury, but during the juvenile and teenage years those chances are higher simply due to growth patterns and growing bodies.

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    Running While Pregnant: What to Know

    Exercise and running has always played a big part in Kathleen White’s life. So when Kathleen, a physical therapist, became pregnant, she was even more motivated to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle for herself, as well as her baby.

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    To All Swimmers: Get Faster and Stay Healthier - Cross Train.

    Swimming is a great lifetime activity. Whether you're a recreational, masters level, triathlete or competitive swimmer, doing some dry land cross training should be an integral part of your regular weekly workout routine. It can be hard to leave the pool for one day and opt for a dry land workout, but there are many benefits that will leave you a better swimmer and with a more well-rounded level of fitness.

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    Soccer Injuries: What to Do

    Jennifer DeRosa knows all too well about soccer injuries. Jennifer started playing soccer at four years old and battled through injuries from a young age through college, playing Division 1 Soccer at UNC Asheville. Injuries included knee and neck strains, and she even needed anterior compartment surgery to bilateral lower legs.

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    Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

    Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.

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    Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

    Swimming is a powerful form of exercise. It can help reduce stress levels, improve your mood, give you better sleep, increase your overall strength and increase your endurance and cardiovascular capacity.

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    Warm Up Right for Soccer Performance and Prevention

    These days, most people usually agree that athletes should be doing some type of warm up prior to taking the field, including sports like soccer. What is less clear is exactly what that warm up should look like. Just jogging or doing prolonged hold, stretching is inadequate, and may actually do more harm than good.

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    If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You may start Feeling Gluteus Medius Pain

    Modern culture and lifestyle often means that many of us sit…sometimes almost all day. Whether in the office, in traffic, at home or just relaxing, sitting frequently can weaken an important muscle – the gluteus medius.

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    Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

    Typically, competitive athletes focus on strength training with weights. Building strength and muscle mass has its benefits but also dramatically decreases overall flexibility.

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    Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

    Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.

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    What are some risk factors for running injuries, and how can they be prevented?

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    Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

    We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba and P90X. It can often feel like you have to endure a breathless, intense, fast-moving, punishing workout to see results.

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    Why Foam Rolling is Important: A Soccer Player’s Perspective

    Not too long ago I was working with the U.S. Men’s National Beach Soccer team in their Beach World Cup qualifier tournament.

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    “Our goal is to Empower You”: The Four Questions Every Physical Therapy Patient Wants to Know

    It’s not always easy getting back to normal.

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    Scrape the Pain Away – Graston Technique

    Gua sha, a Chinese medicine technique that involves scraping muscle tissue to stimulate blood flow has been used for centuries to promote healing.

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    FOAM ROLLING GUIDE FOR RUNNERS

    How does foam rolling help runners?

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