written by Ryan McCrea MS, ATC, LAT As Spring approaches many youth sports will be ramping up and so does the chance of injuries.  According to Standford Children’s Health 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 will sustain an injury due to recreational activities or sports each year.  While the majority of these injuries… Read More »

What can an Athletic Trainer do for you?

By Renee Ehrlich LAT, ATC   When many people hear the word Athletic Trainer, they automatically think of a personal trainer, the person at the gym who helps you work out. Though an Athletic Trainer probably could, they do much more. Certified Athletic Trainers, or ATcs are sports medicine professionals who work with doctors or… Read More »

What’s the Deal With Cryotanks?

Written by Suzanne Blakeney PT, DPT, CSCS A growing trend in recovery and preventative care has been the use of cryotanks, specifically whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) to treat a growing list of conditions ranging from diabetes to regular delayed onset soreness. Numerous clinics have sprung up everywhere touting the health benefits of exposing your body to… Read More »

Welcome TPA Athletes!

As you all are aware we are going through a transition at our Performance Center in North Raleigh. The Performance Academy (TPA) will no longer be managing the performance training and group classes after 12/31/2018. We wanted to reach out and let you know that all speed/agility and strength classes will continue on their normal… Read More »

Importance of Staying Motivated in Physical Therapy

By: Damien O’Sullivan, PT, MPT  A patient’s motivation is arguably one of the most important factors which influences the speed and extent of their recovery.  It is a particularly notable factor for the patient who is going through a more lengthy surgical rehabilitation such as an ACL or Labral Repair. Oftentimes, such individuals will start… Read More »

Active Recovery is key!

Written by: Ashley Yartin, MS, LAT, ATC at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center Fall is here! The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping. This is also a busy time a year for runners, with races ranging from 3ks to marathons. Whether you just participated in your first City of Oaks race or prepping for… Read More »

Why the Off-Season?

Written by Dennis Meszler, MPT, SCS I had another interaction with a client yesterday that made me re-visit the discussion of consistent year round play versus taking a break.   She was a middle aged women who was a self described “competitive recreational tennis player.”  In this case it meant she was currently active in six… Read More »

Rotator Cuff tendinitis, tendinosis or tear?

Written by Brian Schiff PT, OCS, CSCS Shoulder pain is common among overhead athletes, weightlifters, gymnasts, swimmers, Cross Fit enthusiasts and middle-aged adults. The rotator cuff, which consists of 4 small muscles, works to form a protective sleeve around the shoulder socket and allows for optimal shoulder function. With repetitive activity or trauma, the rotator… Read More »

Physical Therapy, CORE, or Performance Training? What’s right for you?

Written by: Ashley Bowyer PT, DPT, CSCS, PES When it comes to working out or trying to stay healthy, it’s not always easy doing it on your own.  There are many different options and routes available when getting assistance to reach your fitness and health goals. At Raleigh Orthopedic we have options available for every… Read More »