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Avoiding Common Foot Injuries in Exercise

When that pair of 4 inch heels calls to you from across the department store, do you take a moment to consider your feet before pulling out the credit card? Let’s be honest, we all probably own many pairs of shoes more eye-catching than...

When To Change Your Running Shoes ~ tips from the professionals.

As we all well know, running shoes aren’t cheap.  Even if you don't go for the latest, hottest brand, technology, and color, running shoes are still one of the larger expenses in the sport. Unfortunately, as you log in the miles, your shoes will...

The Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Women

I sat down for an in person interview with Dr. Michael J. Meighen from OrthoCarolina Concord to discuss bone density/osteoporosis,  specifically the risks facing women in their 40's. With my daily focus generally on skin, hair and whether or not I can fit into my jeans,...

Orthocarolina explains female soccer Injuries and causes in kids & older athletes

With warmer weather upon us, soccer season is in full swing. Help keep your kids and teens on the field and out of the doctor's office with this insight on female soccer injuries from former professional soccer player and PA-C Andy Hylton of OrthoCarolina. Scoop:...

The Great Stretching Debate. Should you?

This month, we sat down with PT Todd Shropshire of OrthoCarolina to get the scoop on a fitness topic worth chatting about. Whether you're a casual runner or triathlon athlete or a sporadic gym-goer working to sweat off a wine & cheese habit, Shrophshire's...

The Scoop on Fitness: To Stretch or Not to Stretch

This month, we sat down with PT Todd Shropshire of OrthoCarolina to get the scoop on a fitness topic worth chatting about. Whether you're a casual runner or triathlon athlete or a sporadic gym-goer working to sweat off a wine & cheese habit, Shrophshire's...

Our look at HIIT continues…with some common injuries for women.

by Aaron Hewitt PA-C, Physician Assistant OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center Whether it’s competitive sports or staying in shape, who doesn’t want to be a lean, fat-burning machine?  It‘s human nature to push ourselves and to want to be the best, and we it comes...

High-Intensity Exercise Part II: Some common injuries.

by Aaron Hewitt PA-C, Physician Assistant OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center When it comes to exercise and sports, it‘s human nature to push ourselves and to want to be the best. Whether it’s competitive sports or staying in shape, who doesn’t want to be a...

OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina  is one of the nation's leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the southeast since 1922. They provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. They are widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, and...

Understanding HIIT. When it comes to exercise, can less actually be more?

by Aaron Hewitt PA-C, Physician Assistant OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center You’ve likely heard of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a type of workout that isn’t totally new, but is increasingly popular and can be confusing because there are so many types. Usually short in duration, the...

Understanding HIIT. When it comes to exercise, can less actually be more?

by Aaron Hewitt PA-C, Physician Assistant OrthoCarolina’s Sports Medicine Center You’ve likely heard of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a type of workout that isn’t totally new, but is increasingly popular and can be confusing because there are so many types. Usually short in duration, the...

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