Proper Training Load Prevents Many Sports Related Overuse Injuries

Written by: Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS One of the biggest issues I see today in sports is an abundance of overuse and preventable musculoskeletal injuries due to improper conditioning, lack of recovery or both. In the current era of sports specialization, an athlete can unknowingly be placed in a comprising position with respect to… Read More »

Don’t Make the Biggest Mountain You Climb This Year an Injury

Written by: Kristin Bockelman, MS, LAT, ATC As the leaves change color over the state of North Carolina and the weather starts to cool down, a common activity is heading outside and going hiking in the beautiful NC State Parks! Whether you’re heading to the nearby Umstead State Park or Pilot Mountain, or towards western… Read More »

Knee Pain…What’s my Diagnosis?

Written by: Noah Kaminsky,PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS Patellofemoral (knee) disorders are among the most common conditions managed in the orthopedic and sports medicine setting. The patellofemoral joint consists of the patella (knee cap) and trochlea (femur or thigh bone). The differential diagnosis of anterior knee pain is extensive and usually diagnosed using medical history and… Read More »

The Foundation of “Good Form”

Written by: Will Parker, CSCS, USAW, FMS at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center Since I started lifting weights 24 years ago, I have heard coaches and/or trainers talk about using “good form.”  Currently, I have been a fitness professional for over 17 years and have worked with many clients who have years of fitness experience yet… Read More »

Preventing Martial Arts Injuries

Martial arts can result in a wide range of injuries, with the style of martial art strongly dictating the type of injuries experienced. Detecting injuries early as well as prevention are of critical importance to minimize rehab time and time on the sidelines away from competition.

Is Pain Blocking Your Recovery?

Pain is a very real and subjective phenomenon that plays a vital role in how we process and recover from injuries. In essence, pain is designed to be a warning or signal from the body to let us know there is inflammation, injury or even mechanical failure that is occurring. How we respond to pain… Read More »

Exercise During Quarantine/Social Distancing

With fitness facilities closed due to the pandemic athletes have been forced to figure out how they can continue to stay fit and healthy.  Many that don’t have what they would consider the right or enough equipment to simulate their typical workouts have ramped up mileage or frequency of running.  A lot of athletes are… Read More »

Corona Virus Update from Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center

Dear Raleigh Orthopaedic Family, Raleigh Orthopaedic recognizes there is a great deal of concern and uncertainty to our community, country, and world surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  As schools close or move to distance learning and all sporting events and large gatherings in the country cancel or postpone, we feel it is important for us all to… Read More »

Percussion Massage Devices

Most people that are at least somewhat involved in athletics or fitness at this point are familiar with foam rolling, massage sticks, or other tools to help muscle function and recovery. A new and interesting sub-category within this is emerging which are called percussion massage devices. There are many different brands and knock-off versions beginning to pop… Read More »