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Trying to Stay Hydrated? The Truth About Sports Drinks VS. Water

Read the label – sports and energy drinks may have more in them than you bargained for.

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Training For Your Next Race With OrthoCarolina

From training plans to learning how to properly foam roll, OrthoCarolina has your back as you prepare for your first or next race!

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Foam Rolling Tips from the Pros

Foam rolling can help runners relax tight muscles and increase flexibility. These exercises target specific muscle groups for runners.

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OrthoCarolina Surgeons Travel to Panama, Perform 60 Joint Replacements in Four Days

Through Operation Walk Carolinas, a private not-for-profit volunteer medical group, OC and area surgeons donated their time to offer specialized medical care.

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A Guide to Ultras in the Southeast

Here's a guide to the top ultra races for every state and every season in the Southeast.

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The Different Kinds of Runs You See on Training Plans and Why Each Are Important

Training for an upcoming race? The training plan you use will vary runs and styles. Here’s why each are important for a successful outing.

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You Asked: 10K Training Plan FAQ's

Have questions about OrthoCarolina's 10K training plans? The author of the training talks about everything from cross-training and injuries, to how to fuel before a long run. 

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12 of the Best Rail Trails in the Southeast

Here are 12 of the best rail trails in the Southeast for walkers, runners, cyclists, and people seeking ADA-accessible paths.

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OrthoCarolina Expands to New Lincolnton Location

OrthoCarolina has opened a new office in Lincolnton and added physicians to expand its services and better serve patients in Lincoln County.

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10k Training Plans From a Physical Therapist

Whether you're training for your first 10k or looking for that new personal record, our physical therapist authored training plans will help get you there.

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OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Verano Hermida

Bilingual orthopedic surgeon has 27 years of experience in general orthopedics and sports medicine.

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'It's Like Playing In Traffic': Pit Crews Prepare for Coca-Cola 600

Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports William Heisel, who helps make sure the team stays healthy through the NASCAR season, says it’s actually the pit crew that tends to get injured during race week more than the drivers.

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Ergonomics in the Studio with Radio's Matt & Ramona

OrthoCarolina sends a physical therapist to help 107.9 The Link's Matt & Ramona get more comfortable in the studio with these ergonomics tips.

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A Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing the Mountain Streams of the Blue Ridge

Part sport and part art, fly fishing can seem mysterious and intimidating, even if you’ve been bait fishing for years.

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Kayaking the Haw River Paddle Trail

Kayakers of all abilities can paddle the Haw River Paddle Trail in North Carolina.

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OrthoCarolina Ergonomics Coach

With 85% of the population experiencing back pain at some point in their lives, OrthoCarolina is using Ergonomics Coaches to address important issues that contribute to your health.

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Never Leave a Man Behind – Two Physicians Help Another Overcome Injury and Become a Warrior for Good

An injury just days before he was slated to run the Boston Marathon didn’t keep a local anesthesiologist from his goals.

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Professionals Suggest Ways to Deal with Hip Pain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The aches and pain can really take a toll. If your hips hurt you’re not alone. FOX 46 is getting results for your pain looking at different parts of your body and what you can do to find relief. “It can be very limiting in terms of someone’s function,” explained Dr. Edward Brown, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina in Rock Hill.

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Why a Physical Therapist Opts for a Standing Desk

Back pain is a common complaint from those who sit all day. A standing desk can provide relief and a better working position.

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A Family Guide to the NC Kids in Parks Program

North Carolina's Kids in Parks Program is a great resource for families who are new to outdoor activities.

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Five Ways to Get Your Steps in During the Workday

A physician assistant shares five ways you can sneak in some extra steps at the office. 

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OC Family Welcome: Meet Dr. Julia Bulkeley

Dr. Bulkeley joins OC Laurinburg specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgery and general orthopedics.

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Verano M. Hermida, MD Joins OrthoCarolina Lincolnton

Dr. Verano M. Hermida, a bilingual orthopedic surgeon with 27 years of experience in general orthopedics and sports medicine, has joined OrthoCarolina Lincolnton.

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Back Pain? 7 Stretches You Can Do From Your Desk Chair

Lower back pain is a common ailment. Try these physical therapist-recommended stretches right at your desk chair to help.

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Physical Performance Testing: Not Just for NFL Hopefuls

When NFL hopefuls go through drills in the NFL Combine, millions of dollars are on the line but these drills can help you, too, as you chart your athletic progress or as your PT decides if you're ready to get back to activity after an injury.

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