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Tips to Care for an Aging Parent

Becoming the caregiver for a parent or older loved one can be difficult. Consider these tips when deciding how best to provide your parent with the proper care as their age advances.

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Blogs & News / Health at Home

Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are extremely common in youth sports. How an athlete lands when coming down from a jump can increase or minimize their risk of this infamous knee injury.

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Knee / Pediatrics / Sports Medicine / Fitness & Training

OrthoCarolina Concord Welcomes New Physician

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome Alex V. Boiwka, MD, MS, to its Concord location. Dr. Boiwka is a hip & knee surgeon specializing in total and partial hip and knee replacements and hip resurfacing.

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Blogs & News

30 Things You Didn’t Know About Physician Assistants (PAs)

Ever wonder what Physician Assistants do? Here are 30 things you didn’t know about PAs.

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / General Orthopedics

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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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Physical Therapy / Fitness & Training

Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

When your arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise plays an important role in managing arthritis pain and stiffness. 

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hip / Knee / Health at Home

Slip-Proof Your Home In 13 Easy Steps

Statistics show that falls are the cause of 87% of fractures among those over the age of 65. Fortunately, improvements to the design of your home can lessen the chances of slips and falls.

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Blogs & News / Health at Home

Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis/golfer's elbow, & more.

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Gym Class At Home: How to Keep Your Virtual Learners Active

With school gone digital, parents and caregivers are getting creative to keep their virtual learners physically active. Matt Erbe, PT, walks through how he brought gym class home for his two elementary-school-aged kids.

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Blogs & News / Get Outside / Health at Home

OrthoCarolina Welcomes 5 New Physicians

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome five new physicians to our team – Briggs M. Ahearn, MD; Samuel E. Ford, MD; Mark A. Katz, MD; Michael O’Connell, DO; and Benjamin M. Wooster, MD.

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Blogs & News

The Collagen Connection: Everything You Need to Know

Collagen is to bone what 2x4s are to the frame of a house. As we grow older, natural collagen production slows in our joints and may lead to osteoarthritis.

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Blogs & News / Health at Home

COVID-19 Update

Patient Information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

Don't let its name fool you. Tennis elbow is a common tendon injury infamous for chronic pain and weakness focused on the outside of the arm, where the elbow and forearm meet. 

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Fitness & Training / Fitness & Training

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

Pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Physical & Hand Therapy / Hand, Wrist & Elbow / Fitness & Training / Fitness & Training

Why Cycling is a Great Sport to Pick Up in Your 50s and Where to Go Around Charlotte

The health benefits alone are a good enough reason to start pedaling around town no matter your age.

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Blogs & News / Blogs & News / Fitness & Training / Get Outside / Fitness & Training / Get Outside

How Your Mood Impacts Your Workout & Vice Versa

How can you get the most mood-boosting endorphins out of your workout? Start slowly and exercise consistently.

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Blogs & News / Fitness & Training / Health at Home

Healthy Habits Lead to Healthy Aging

A healthy diet and active lifestyle is the best way to protect your health as you age.  Balanced meals contain protein to keep you full and satisfied, plenty of fruits and veggies to provide vitamins and minerals, and just enough healthy fats to provide flavor.

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Blogs & News / Health at Home

OrthoCarolina Welcomes New Physicians

Jonathan C. Riboh, MD, joins OrthoCarolina's Sports Medicine Center, Cartilage Restoration Institute and South Park location; Matthew C. Wendt, MD, joins OrthoCarolina Rock Hill.

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6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking

Are you getting enough vitamins and minerals to keep training hard? These 6 nutrients will help you build muscle, fight fatigue, reduce injury and recover safely.

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Blogs & News / Fitness & Training / Health at Home

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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Blogs & News / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Physical Therapy / Fitness & Training / Health at Home / Fitness & Training / Health at Home

Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Spine

In the spine edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of back pain and common spine ailments.

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Physiatry / Spine

Revolutionary Treatment for an Active-duty Army Private

Physicians from OrthoCarolina Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs (part of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center, Charlotte, NC) partnered with the team at the US Army's Regional Health Command - Atlantic to treat this amazing active-duty soldier.

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Hand, Wrist & Elbow

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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OrthoCarolina Recognized as 2020 Healthiest Employer in Greater Charlotte

OrthoCarolina has been recognized as one of the 2020 Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal. The 10th annual Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Awards program honors local companies with outstanding health and wellness initiatives.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job or day-to-day activities leave you with neck or back pain? 30-50 percent of the general and work population report back pain annually, meaning it’s one of the most common musculoskeletal problems. 

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Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Blogs & News / Orthopedic Library / Spine / Everyday Ergonomics / Health at Home / Everyday Ergonomics / Health at Home

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