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A Non-Runner Signs Up for 13.1 Miles

I’ve never considered myself a runner, in fact, running has never been a strong suit for me.

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A Lifelong Love of Cycling

For Rita DuPont, the Physiatry Fellowship Coordinator at OrthoCarolina, cycling has been a lifelong passion.

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7 New #TheFreeWorkOut Locations

New spots in Ballantyne, Huntersville, and the University area

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Rest to Run Better

Here are a few guidelines to ensure your body is getting the rest it needs.

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Yoga Poses for Balance

Tree pose, standing pose and warrior pose are incredibly effective yoga postures to build, improve and maintain balance.

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Higher Education: An In-Depth Look at OrthoCarolina’s Physical Therapy Residency Program

The OrthoCarolina Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy combines ongoing clinical mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry

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Soccer: Eye Injury Treatment

Andy Hylton, OrthoCarolina physician assistant and former professional soccer player says direct blows to the eyes generally result in temporary blurry vision and can result in a "black eye", but occasionally a more serious eye injury can occur.

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The Best Paddle-In Campgrounds in the Carolinas

From the cool waters of Lake Jocassee to the brackish tidal swamps out east, the Carolinas are home to a huge variety of flat water paddling experiences.

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Working to the Bone: How NASCAR’s Mike Hicks Rebounded from Double Injuries

“Without Bill {Heisel, PA-C, Director of OrthoCarolina Motorsports] and Ken {Breath] and their team I wouldn’t be back where I am today,”

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Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Anterior Approach: What to Know

Total Hip Replacement, or arthroplasty, more common than you might think -- as of 2014, there were 2.5 million Americans living with an artificial hip. 1

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Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

My desire to teach was inspired by many things... But most of all, I loved what group fitness did for me personally and I wanted to return the favor

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OrthoCarolina Employee Wellness Program Ranks 23rd in the U.S.

OrthoCarolina also ranks first among Charlotte companies

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National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, held the last week in September, is an effort to bring attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.

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OrthoCarolina Goes to Nicaragua

“It’s a good feeling to know you’re making a difference in patients and children's lives and improving the local doctors’ abilities to care for the people that live there.” – Dr. Patrick Hayes

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Restorative Yoga for Runners

Yoga is a great cross-training tool for runners to stretch, lengthen and strengthen tight muscles resulting from logging daily miles.

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No more pickaxing? Say it ain't so doc...

After a shoulder injury, Norm was seen at our University location...watch the visit unfold.

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OrthoCarolina's Aaron Hewitt: Small Steps to Big Life Changes

Approximately eight years ago, Aaron Hewitt, physician assistant manager at OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center, experienced what he calls his “aha moment.”

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Chris Kroeger, Host of “Primetime” Sport Radio, Launches Running Comeback

In the sports radio world, sitting on the couch, eating junk food and drinking beer can be the norm.

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Meet Meredith. She likes to Run.

“For me, it’s about the runner’s high. There is nothing like running to provide a feeling of rejuvenation! “

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Multisport Soccer Player Tips

However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports.

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Cheerleading, Strength and Safety: What to Know

As we enter the month of August, many children and teenagers are headed back to school. Many of us remember our high school football games on Friday night with the cheerleading team on the sidelines helping to lead the crowd in chants to help their football team win the game.

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Olympic Favorites

At OrthoCarolina we have a love for athletes, sports, and competition. The stories of determination and strength behind Olympic gold, mirror the stories of perseverance and drive our patients show each day.

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Summer Running in Charlotte: Insider Tips on Beating the Heat

There’s a feeling of freedom for runners when summer first breaks in the Queen City. Glowing armbands and reflective tape are retired as daylight lingers well into the evening.

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