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OrthoCarolina Goes to Nicaragua

“It’s a good feeling to know you’re making a difference in patients and children's lives and improving the local doctors’ abilities to care for the people that live there.” – Dr. Patrick Hayes

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Restorative Yoga for Runners

Yoga is a great cross-training tool for runners to stretch, lengthen and strengthen tight muscles resulting from logging daily miles.

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No more pickaxing? Say it ain't so doc...

After a shoulder injury, Norm was seen at our University location...watch the visit unfold.

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OrthoCarolina's Aaron Hewitt: Small Steps to Big Life Changes

Approximately eight years ago, Aaron Hewitt, physician assistant manager at OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center, experienced what he calls his “aha moment.”

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Chris Kroeger, Host of “Primetime” Sport Radio, Launches Running Comeback

In the sports radio world, sitting on the couch, eating junk food and drinking beer can be the norm.

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Meet Meredith. She likes to Run.

“For me, it’s about the runner’s high. There is nothing like running to provide a feeling of rejuvenation! “

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Multisport Soccer Player Tips

However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports.

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Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

As we enter the month of August, many children and teenagers are headed back to school. Many of us remember our high school football games on Friday night with the cheerleading team on the sidelines helping to lead the crowd in chants to help their football team win the game.

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Olympic Favorites

At OrthoCarolina we have a love for athletes, sports, and competition. The stories of determination and strength behind Olympic gold, mirror the stories of perseverance and drive our patients show each day.

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Summer Running in Charlotte: Insider Tips on Beating the Heat

There’s a feeling of freedom for runners when summer first breaks in the Queen City. Glowing armbands and reflective tape are retired as daylight lingers well into the evening.

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In Loving Memory

Dr. Sarjoo “Sam” Bhagia, a physiatrist with OrthoCarolina's Spine Center, passed away August 10, 2016 after a brief illness. Dr. Bhagia was adored and respected by his teammates, peers, patients and friends, and his easygoing nature and laughter were an innate part of who he was both as a person and a physician.

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#TheFreeWorkout Videos

Learn the proper technique for each exercise

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Meet Jenni. OC Loves to Run.

I like 5K distances. One of my favorite races to run with friends is the OrthoCarolina 10K Classic, it’s a beautiful course.

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Dealing With Downtime from Injury: Tips from a Lifelong Athlete

“I was going nuts,” she says of those days without running. “What am I going to do now?”

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Musculoskeletal Leaders Gather in Charlotte for Annual Meeting

Some of the world’s top physicians, researchers, and scientists in the field of musculoskeletal infections will unite in Charlotte August 5-6 during the annual meeting of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS).

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School of Thought: What to Know About Students, Backpacks and Injury Prevention

The backpack serves not only as a stylish accessory, but also as the main transporter for books, homework, or maybe even a laptop.

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#TheFreeWorkout

Free workouts integrated into the sidewalks of Charlotte using clean graffiti, it's just water!

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En Pointe: What Ballet Dancers Should Know About Injury Prevention

As students head back to school, many dancers head back to the studio and a vigorous training schedule.

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Midfoot Strike for Runners

A midfoot strike is ideal for runners and helps reduce the force and shock to a runner’s hip, knee and ankle.

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Test Your Running Shoes

Runners are often quick to blame shoes for injuries, and although not always the case, a properly functioning running shoe is important.

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Our Gastonia office is moving!

This includes our Orthopedic Urgent Care as well.

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Soccer: Treating a Nosebleed

Injuries to the face are common in soccer, most often occurring through direct impact with either a soccer ball or collision between players.

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