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Dr. Bob Anderson chatting with Foot & Ankle International

Dr. Bob Anderson is one of the world’s top foot and ankle surgeons. He is a leader in the treatment of elite athletes and treats regular patients as well. In this podcast, he discusses turf toe and the hallux valgus deformity.

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Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Don’t let its name fool you: The U.S. National Whitewater Center covers not only water (white and flat) but enough land and even air-based adventures to delight any stripe of outdoor enthusiast, even those who have never handled a paddle before.

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Is it time to lace up the cleats?

A former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport

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10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

Here’s how to hit the trail, take to the air, and get on the water with 10 recommended picks to satisfy your inner adventurer this summer in Winston-Salem.

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Trail Running In Asheville

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Training Like a Cyclist

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into cycling? Sure, we see cyclists on the road on a daily basis, but there is so much more to training for racing bikes than a relaxing bike ride. It’s all about strategy, focus and more importantly, specificity of training.

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Urban Exploration in the Queen City: Charlotte's Increasingly Awesome Trail Network

Whether you call it urban hiking or being a tourist in your own city, Charlotte is making it easier to ditch the car and explore the Queen City by foot

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Running: How to Train When You're Not Hitting the Pavement

For some reason or another, you’ve decided to sign up for a race. Maybe it has been a personal goal of yours for some time or you just wanted to run it with some friends. Whatever the case, you may be wondering what else you need to do besides log your weekly mileage.

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Tuck Fest - US National Whitewater Center

Tuck Fest is a three-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The festival features a variety of outdoor sport competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, and adventure racing. The name “Tuck Fest” comes from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical landmark located at the USNWC --

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Running 101 for Beginner Runners

As the weather gets warmer, it seems like more and more runners start hitting the pavement. It can be motivating seeing others hit their stride, so to speak. If you’ve never run before, you might want to slow down and make a plan before lacing up your shoes.

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Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

The multi-purpose trails at Lake Norman State Park are some of the fastest flowing around Charlotte

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Yoga for Enhanced Sports Performance

Typically, competitive athletes focus on strength training with weights. Building strength and muscle mass has its benefits but also dramatically decreases overall flexibility.

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Why I Chose to Go through Fellowship Training

Fellowship training is an additional year of training that a surgeon chooses to pursue in a specialized area of orthopedics. Going through fellowship training was very important to me in becoming a surgeon. Being fellowship-trained allows a surgeon to be able to train in a setting with more complex cases and broaden their knowledge in a more specific area of orthopedics.

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Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.

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At the Core

There are many benefits of a strong and toned abdomen; better athletic performance, improved posture, increased libido, higher self-confidence and improved balance.

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Ken Breath, OrthoCarolina Motorsports on WTBQ

Ken Breath, PT, ATC, LAT, Cert DN is the Manager of Motorsports Outreach for OrthoCarolina Motorsports. He works closely with NASCAR athletes, including rehabbing many of its drivers after various injuries. Listen to what he said about the season ahead, as he offers an insider’s perspective on the medical needs of the rigorous schedule of NASCAR.

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A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy Resident: Meet Ashley Brooks

When Ashley Brooks, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist, hand therapy was considered very specialized and not a track for new graduates.

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How Robotics Are Making Joint Replacements Better Than Ever Before

As surgeons, our job is not just to take care of you, but to make sure that we constantly stay on the cusp of technology in our field so that we can offer the latest and most effective options for our patients.

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What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

Every day I have to have difficult conversations with patients.

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Why Foam Rolling is Important: A Soccer Player’s Perspective

Not too long ago I was working with the U.S. Men’s National Beach Soccer team in their Beach World Cup qualifier tournament.

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Spine Surgery and the Mazor® Robotics Renaissance Robot: 11 Things to Know

Our surgeons are some of the best in the world, but robotics can actually increase the precision and consistency of what we do in the operating room.

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Bill Heisel on WTBQ talking about medical care in NASCAR

Bill Heisel is the Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports

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