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What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Y Balance Test

As those of us in the therapy world look to get more objective and evidence-based, incorporating new tools can certainly make our jobs easier.

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What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Soft-tissue injuries sometimes happen gradually, such as overuse issues in athletes or people who do repetitive physical work

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Treating Position-Specific Injuries in NASCAR: Upper Extremities

Fast fact: As of 2013 there were 3,000 published injury studies on football, 1,000 each on baseball and basketball, 140 on bowling, 43 on arm-wrestling and 7 on tug-of-war. NASCAR injury studies? There were 3.

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OrthoCarolina to bundle knee, hip replacement costs

Instead of waiting for change to be imposed, doctors at Charlotte’s OrthoCarolina, one of the region’s largest physician groups, have taken the lead in adopting a system to simplify billing and improve coordination of care.

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What is Hand Therapy?

As a specialty practice of occupational and physical therapy, hand therapy focuses on orthopedic conditions that affect the upper extremities (hands and arms).

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Common Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

OrthoCarolina providers can refer patients to Performance Orthotics

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World Physical Therapy Day

Our physical therapists at OrthoCarolina play a vital role in keeping our patients healthy, improving movement, managing pain, promoting healing, and are often an important part of rehabilitation for those with chronic conditions.

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What is Arthritis of the Foot?

Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot.

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What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy -- Dry Needling

When we contract our muscles repetitively, such as motion in sports activities, jobs or stress-related muscle tension, sensitive trigger points can develop within the muscle itself along the fascia that cover and protect them.

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How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

Faulty alignment in your feet can create havoc and pain in the entire body...

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Basic Sling Wear Instructions

Post-Rotator Cuff Repair, OrthoCarolina Matthews Physical Therapy

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What We’re Doing in Physical Therapy – Check out H-Wave ®

H-Wave stimulation is a drug-free form of electrical stimulation, or small muscle fiber stimulator, that treats chronic soft-tissue injury, improves lymphatic flow, and helps decrease acute, chronic and neuropathic pain

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Get to Know Your Knee

What’s in a knee, and how does it work?

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Cheerleading and Injury Risk

The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport, saying that the rigors and risks led them to the decision.

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Muscle Balance for Your Hips

(And why you shouldn’t sit all day)

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Spine Center’s Dr. Milam Performs Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement

OrthoCarolina spine surgeon Alden Milam has performed a two-level cervical disc replacement procedure utilizing a novel medical device recently approved by the FDA. The procedure was the first FDA approved two-level disc replacement in the state of North Carolina.

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Arthritis and Occupational Therapy

Arthritis affects about 1.5 million Americans, including rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that causes your body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own joints.

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New treatments for Dupuytren's contracture

One in ten Americans will have Dupuytren's contracture, so many of us will have a friend or family member affected by it.

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Shoulder Surgery with Regional Anesthesia - Less Pain, Patrick Hayes, MD

OrthoCarolina surgeon Patrick Hayes, MD tells us how advanced anesthesia techniques that allow for regional localized blocks are helping shoulder surgery patients recover faster and with less pain.

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Ann Young - Rotator Cuff Surgery Patient - Patrick Hayes, MD

Patient Ann Young chose surgeon Patrick Hayes, MD to perform her rotator cuff surgery at Kings Mountain Hospital.

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