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Paddle, Bike, Run – OrthoCarolina & Catawba Riverkeeper Launch Outdoor Event Series

OrthoCarolina is proud to introduce the Paddle, Bike, Run series in partnership with Catawba Riverkeeper. This April - October, join Catawba Riverkeeper at The Boathouse in McAdenville, NC, for rotating outdoor sports.

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OrthoCarolina Physician Volunteers to Treat Community Members in Need

OrthoCarolina's Dr. Jesse E. Otero, a fellowship-trained hip & knee surgeon, volunteers with Care Ring's Physicians Reach Out (PRO) program to serve community members who often lack access to medical care.

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COVID-19 Update

Patient Information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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What Is Occupational Therapy & Who Is It For?

Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

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5 Simple Habits to Live a Longer & Healthier Life

Research has shown that people who adhere to 5 key habits have a greater chance of living longer past age 50.

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Celebrating National Doctors' Day

Hear what some of our Physician Assistants and patients have to say about working with their OC doctors.

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How to Prevent Soccer Injuries

As sports medicine physicians, we believe the best way to treat injuries is to prevent them in the first place. In just 40 minutes a week, athletes can reduce their risk of injury by as much as 50 percent.

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How to Tackle Your First Solo Hike

Solo hiking can be a truly life-affirming experience —and may even inspire more solo adventures. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for a safe and memorable solo hike.

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OrthoCarolina Helps Local Artist Get Back to Business

Last year, Charlotte-area artist Chris Davis took a nasty fall and broke his wrist. OrthoCarolina's Dr. Sutker helped Davis get back to doing what he loves — making fishing rods by hand.

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Stories of Resilience with Dr. Connor & Jake Delhomme

We've partnered with the Carolina Panthers to bring you the "Stories of Resilience" series.

This series features our very own, Dr. Connor, Panthers Team Physician, and a few of the Panther's greatest players. They reminisce about iconic plays, notorious injuries and the players' unforgettable comebacks.

In this first episode, we take it back to the Jake Delhomme era. Hear about the play that forced him off the field & his incredible return to QB stardom.

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Meet Angela Shirk, NASCAR Athletic Trainer

Angela, a NASCAR Athletic Trainer, talked to us about her job, the challenges she’s faced along the way, and what it’s like to be a female trainer in such a male-dominated industry.

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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Styles, Tools & Tips

Great for the mind, great for the body, yoga might just be your next best tool for unwinding. Figure out the best style for your practice and learn tips to get started on your yoga journey.

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Light Activities Like Gardening Are Good for Your Physical Health

Performing light physical activities like gardening, dancing and taking a walk supports your physical fitness and helps reduce your mortality risk.

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Athletic Trainers – Health Care Providers on the Field and in the Clinic

OrthoCarolina celebrates the dedicated, talented trainers on our staff as part of National Athletic Training Month, observed each March.

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How to Start Working Out Again & Stick With It

Whether you were previously a fitness junkie or you only worked out sporadically, it’s now more important than ever to prioritize physical activity. Here's how to identify obstacles that may be keeping you from consistent exercise & tips to overcome them.

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5 Ways to Fight Tech Neck

Poor posture and spending so much time on our devices (phones, computers, tablets, and more) can contribute to pain and weakness of the neck, upper back and thumbs (aka “tech neck”).

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Trigger Finger & Carpal Tunnel Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment

Simple, everyday choices can help relieve hand pain and prevent overuse injuries like trigger finger and carpal tunnel. Learn helpful tips, common symptoms to watch out for and what to expect if you're considering surgery. 

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Virtual Therapy: What to Expect

Through virtual therapy, patients can progress toward their physical or hand-therapy and pain-management goals with support from their therapist, all while minimizing social contact.

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Benefits of Telemedicine Video Visits

Telemedicine offers key advantages to keep patients and medical providers connected.

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What Is Cholesterol? Plus, 5 Foods to Improve Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is essential to healthy body functions, but too much cholesterol can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Find out how to lower your cholesterol levels to reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy.

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5 Tips to De-stress with Mindfulness

Do you have trouble staying present? It’s all too common in our world of constant news updates, emails and social media. Learn the mindfulness tools to stay cool, calm and collected in stressful situations.

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7 New Year's Resolutions You'll Enjoy Achieving

For this year's resolutions, choose a fixed goal that's achievable and, most importantly, something you’re going to enjoy achieving. Here are 7 ideas to get you started.

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Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

After an injury,  sleep is key to proper recovery. Learn more about the role sleep plays in muscle and joint repair and how to set yourself up to sleep well and get better quickly.

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5 Tips to Make Healthier Holiday Choices

Celebrating the holiday season and maintaining your healthy habits only seem like polar opposites. Check out our docs' recommendations for how to strike a balance over the holidays.

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