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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. 

    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 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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    FOAM ROLLING GUIDE FOR RUNNERS

    How does foam rolling help runners?

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    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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    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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    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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    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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