Normatec Recovery Boots

Normatec Recovery Boots By: Walker Cruikshank, CSCS, XPS Performance Coach With today’s athletic landscape being as competitive as it is, most athletes are looking for a way to gain an edge on the competition. Hard work is essential, but most people tend to overlook the importance of recovery. This is where Normatec Recovery Boots will play… Read More »

What is a Trigger Point?

What is a Trigger Point? By: Matthew Hillsinger, GWU Physical Therapy Student   Throughout my time at Performance Center in Cary, patients have asked me what is a trigger point? I wanted to use this time to educate everyone on the importance of self-trigger point release as well as the proper technique for this intervention.… Read More »

When should I stop?

When should I stop? Written by: Suzanne Blakeney, PT, DPT, CSCS   “Ouch! Is this normal? Am I hurting myself? Should I just ignore the pain and push through?” Whether you are sticking fast to your New Year’s resolution, gearing up for another season of races, or preparing for your next sport season you have probably… Read More »

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Thrive

Written by: William Parker, CSCS, USAW Level 1 It’s that time of year again.  The presents are opened, goodies are eaten and now New Year’s resolutions are a common topic of discussion.  Unfortunately, the statistical history of our culture suggests that upwards of 92% of the changes people attempt will result in disappointment.  Some reoccurring… Read More »

Dry Needling, Why Didn’t Someone Tell Me About This Before?

Written by: Dennis Meszler, Sports Physical Therapist at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center in Cary Last week I was working through a treatment session in which I am using dry needling as part of the program.  After we had treated a few trigger points in her anterior hip musculature she said, “so why didn’t someone tell… Read More »

Maintaining Movement and Flexibility

Written by: Walker Cruikshank, CSCS, XPS Maintaining proper mobility and flexibility is critical for us to function well, stay healthy, and pain free.  Many tend to neglect this aspect of fitness, while at the same time continue to stay active in recreational sports or hobbies.  Most jobs can force us into a somewhat sedentary lifestyle… Read More »

Raleigh Orthopaedic Welcomes Dr. David M. Dare

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic welcomes David M. Dare, MD to the practice effective September 11, 2017. Dr. Dare is a fellowship trained orthopaedic specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. Dr. Dare began his academic career at Boston College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. Dr.… Read More »

Fall Sports Injury Clinic for Student-Athletes

We are here to help you get back in the game! Every Saturday August 19 through November 11, the sports medicine physicians of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic will be available to answer questions about your student athletes and their injuries. Please contact Paula Guerrero at (919) 625-9657 if you have any questions.

Crucial Recovery Methods During Football Preseason Camp

Written by: Scott Pucek, CSCS, USAW, MS, XPS, MEd Ok, so you’ve worked your tail off the entire spring and summer preparing for the upcoming season. You’ve spent countless hours spent running sprints, lifting weights, etc… to get into the best possible shape of your life. Football Season is finally here and now you’re excited to… Read More »