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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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Hand Center

The physicians of the OrthoCarolina Hand Center are orthopedic surgeons who have pursued additional hand and wrist surgery training at the fellowship level in order to provide you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment. In combination with our trained hand therapist and medical staff, they are ready to provide the very best in both surgical and non-surgical evaluation and treatment and have become a center of excellence for the Charlotte area in the treatment of hand problems.

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Operation Walk Carolinas: Organizations Team Up for a Joint Effort

Two billion people across the globe have no access to medical care.

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International Medical Outreach: How and Why it Impacts Lives

Like all physicians, I went into medicine to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

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What to Expect After Hip Replacement

For many of my hip replacement patients, returning to the lifestyle they had prior to developing hip arthritis and debilitating pain is an exciting part of the healing process.

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YMCA of Catawba Valley Soccer Club (YCVSC) & OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina is committed to supporting our local community. Here are some highlights of a partnership in Hickory we have with the YCVSC Eagles.

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NASCAR: Spike in Hip, Wrist Injuries

Femoral acetabular impingement and hook of hamate injuries are on the rise in NASCAR pit crews according to new research presented at the 2017 NASCAR Summit in Concord, North Carolina, on January 10, 2017.

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Hook of hamate injuries becoming more prevalent among NASCAR pit crews

An epidemiological study of 118 upper extremity injuries in NASCAR pit crews tracked over a 10 year period shows a surge in hook of hamate (a bone in the palm on the small finger side of the wrist) hand injuries in particular among changers and carriers.

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Building a workout: Power Moves

One of the most frustrating elements to exercise is knowing what to do. You have the dedication to show up at the gym, but do you have the knowledge to know what to do when you get there?

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Femoral acetabular impingement, hook of hamate injuries on rise in NASCAR pit crews

Research study findings presented by Drs. Glenn Gaston, Walter Beaver at NASCAR Summit

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