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It Takes a Village

Some patient stories are complicated, and sometimes it takes a village to treat a patient. Every village needs a chief, and for Sidson Louis of Haiti, that chief was Dr. Thomas Fehring, one of OrthoCarolina’s most established hip and knee specialists.

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Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town.

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Exploring Program: How OrthoCarolina Research Institute Gives Back

OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) participates in the “Exploring Program” each year organized by The Boy Scouts of America to give high school students in the Charlotte Mecklenburg County School District an idea of what happens “behind the curtain” in the healthcare industry.

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A Video Tour of OrthoCarolina South Park

OrthoCarolina has opened the doors to its newest orthopedic office OrthoCarolina South Park, located in the heart of South Park. 

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8 Reasons to Sign Up for a Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon

Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon training lays a foundation for success in any sport.

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Sight By Side: How Para≈Guide is Making Their Mark on Charlotte

Imagine walking, running, swimming and cycling, all physically tied to another person. For the visually impaired, it’s the only way they can train. Para≈Guide is a new local nonprofit with the mission to encourage and support visually impaired, multi-sport athletes to stay active.

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En Pointe: Ballet Injury Prevention (with Sample Warm-ups)

Ballet dancers do all types of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and tap, and all usually require about 20-30 hours of practice a week depending on level. Due to long hours of practice dancers are prone to overuse or chronic injuries.

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Family-Friendly Winter Outdoor Excursions in Winston-Salem

Spend a day walking the homes, gardens, and shops of Old Salem

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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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What You Need to Know About Cyclo-Cross

Cyclo-Cross is a mix between road racing, mountain biking and cross country. North Carolina is now recognized as one of the nation's hotbeds for cyclocross and the NCCX Series is the premier series in the state. OrthoCarolina is proud to support such a unique organization inspiring active and healthy lifestyles in North Carolina through our partnership with NCCX.

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6 Top Spots for Winter Camping in and Around Charlotte

Drive 40-minutes southwest of downtown for Charlotte’s one and only peak-bagging challenge, with the best city skyline views in the region.

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OrthoCarolina Given Workplace Health Achievement Index Award by American Heart Association

Building a culture of health within the workplace can have a significant impact on our personnel and is a goal that OrthoCarolina continues to build on.

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OrthoCarolina Opens South Park Office

OrthoCarolina has opened the doors to its newest orthopedic office OrthoCarolina South Park, located in the heart of South Park

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An Insider's Guide to Charlotte's Latta Nature Center and Preserve

The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.

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Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte

From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.

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Winston-Salem #TheFreeWorkout Videos

Carrie Rhodes, MPT at OrthoCarolina takes you through the steps to complete #TheFreeWorkout in Winston-Salem.

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Doctor’s Playbook: How an Orthopedic Fellow Went on to Lead Medical Care for the New Orleans Saints

A year ago, Larry “Chip” Bankston was sitting in the stands of the Superdome, cheering on the saints. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he still lives with his wife and two young children. Now the official team physician to the New Orleans Saints, Dr. Bankston is on the sidelines of every home game and on the road with the team, where he is laser focused on his job: providing the highest level of care to some of the NFL’s best athletes.

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Before hitting the slope: Warm up and get your body prepared for exercise!

Your body needs 5-10 min of aerobic and muscular endurance activity to prepare your body for exercise.

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A Top Dog’s Return: How a Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse Player Came Back from a Nearly Career-Ending Knee Injury

Ryan Flanagan, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and professional lacrosse player has had his fair share of injuries throughout his career but none like his latest. During a mid-season game against Denver in July 2016, he was defending the goal when an opposing player dove through the crease and crashed into Flanagan -- putting his whole professional career in jeopardy.

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How Exercise and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand

Exercise can brighten your mood, stave off depression, and increase energy. When it comes to your nutrition, a balanced diet is best for everyone. Food is what fuels us and helps us get through our day, and how you feed your body affects your performance in everything you do

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Making a Meal Out of Health: 10 Tips to Eat Healthy

Becoming a healthy eater starts with choosing healthy, delicious foods. Selecting the right healthy foods might sound overwhelming if it’s new to you, but even small steps and changes pay off in the long run.

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5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

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The Story Behind North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain has guided centuries of travelers, from nomadic Native Americans to Moravian immigrants.

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3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.

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