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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. 

    Higher Education: An In-Depth Look at OrthoCarolina’s Physical Therapy Residency Program

    The OrthoCarolina Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy combines ongoing clinical mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry

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    Dry needling with e-stim: How it Can Help Pain

    Myofascial trigger points are areas of your muscle that have inflammation, and if you’ve ever had them, you know they can be a real pain.

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    I hear that there are certain shoulder exercises to avoid at the gym; are there any exercises that I should be avoiding?

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    What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Multi Radiance Medical Laser®

    Laser treatment is a non-invasive therapeutic modality, or treatment, designed to reduce and relieve chronic pain that can happen as the result of a variety different orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

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    National Physical Therapy Month: What Our Patients Say

    Below are some comments from our patients about their OrthoCarolina physical therapy experience. We are grateful for our PTs, their service and hard work!

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    Our PTs: They’ve Got Your Back…and Your Legs…and More…

    October is National Physical Therapy Month

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    I am confused when I should use ice or heat on an injury?

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    Cervicogenic Headaches: Long name; treatable problem

    Most of us have had a headache before and know that they are…well, a headache.

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    Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

    At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...

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    The Ultimate List: Our Top 50 Tips for Running Your First Race

    Running your first race can be scary, exhilarating and everything in between.

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    Exercising With Arthritis

    The pain and stiffness arthritis causes can make a workout seem beyond grasp, especially when the symptoms are so intense you feel more immobile than athletic.

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    Do you get back pain from sitting at your desk?

    Ergonomics and the “90-90-90 Position”: Why ‘how’ you sit is so important

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    What Time of Day is Best to Work Out?

    It really depends on who you ask, but more importantly, it really depends on you.

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    Fit Tip Friday – Training the Posterior (Back) Muscle Groups

    Our back is made up of a group of muscles that work together to support our everyday activities like lifting children, running , and even sitting at our desk with good posture.

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    Fit Tip Friday — Side Bridge

    Core exercises are important for everyone, but people with lower back pain can especially benefit from extra focus on the core.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    Aquatic and Pool-based Therapy

    Aquatic-based therapy offers a healing medium and therapeutic components that can be customized to each patient’s needs...

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    What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – the McKenzie Method & Self-Treatment for Back Pain

    Back pain can sometimes feel unbearable...

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    What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

    H-Wave stimulation is a drug-free form of electrical stimulation, or small muscle fiber stimulator, that treats chronic soft-tissue injury, improves lymphatic flow, and helps decrease acute, chronic and neuropathic pain

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    Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

    Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.

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