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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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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

I’m an occupational therapist, and it’s somewhat ironic that spring coincides with National Occupational Therapy Month in April...

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What do learning, statistics and sports scores have in common?

Char Meck Schools and OrthoCarolina bringing new STEM program to high school athletics

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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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Fit Tip Friday - Foam Rolling for Beginners

Why do our muscles sometimes feel tight?

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Cortisone and Healing - An overview of the science

There is no denying that cortisone reduces pain and swelling. Because of that a lot of cortisone shots have been given to help people healing from joint injuries. But just because you get immediate pain relief doesn’t mean it’s helps your joint heal.

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CrossFit Injuries: The Big Ones

As a medical provider who sees a lot of CrossFit patients (and is a CrossFitter as well), I'm frequently asked about shoulder and knee injuries.

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What’s in Your Headphones? Best Motivational Push Songs

Sometimes the most effective way to get through a tough workout or to just make exercise more enjoyable is to add music

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Fit Tip Friday – How and Why to Do a Side Plank

Side planks are a great exercise because they work the entire core

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Why the Transverse Abdominus Muscle is an Important Part of Your Core

In part three of our series on "core" trunk muscles and back pain we look at the muscle called the transversus abdominus.

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Why You Should Train Your ‘Real’ Core

In your core you have “muscles you can see” and the real core muscles “you can’t see.”

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What You Think Is Your Core Isn’t Really Your Core

The “core” is such a hot topic these days. Is it abs, trunk or back? A combination of all of those? Strong core muscles keep your spine healthier, yet there is a lot of confusion as to exactly what those muscles are.

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5 Tips from an Occupational Therapist to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Goals

Nine times out of 10, these resolutions start off with a bang in January but, by March have dwindled.

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Life, it happens.

OrthoCarolina. You. Improved.

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Why a Carolina Panther Rides His Bike

Colin Cole on his affinity for indoor cycling to stay in shape

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