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 »

Can your knees go over your toes? by Suzanne Blakeney

“Never squat with your knees over your toes” is one of those mainstays of exercise that you have probably heard, or even repeated many times. It’s most commonly a “tried and true” rule for squatting but has been adapted to suit many different exercises involving the knee. Anytime we find ourselves in a position to… Read More »

Concussions in Winter Sports

by Renee Ehrlich LAT, ATC Concussions don’t just happen in football! As January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Month, let’s take a moment to discuss concussions that occur in winter sports. Firstly, what is a concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can occur from an impact to the… Read More »

“Fall” in love with Recovery Services at the Athletic Performance Center

Written by: Ashley Yartin, MS, LAT, ATC at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center Whether you are a seasoned runner, or tackling your first race this fall, you may find a “tune up” is necessary to keep you healthy and on the course. Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center offers numerous cash-based services to help with your recovery needs. These… Read More »

Thoughts on Dry Needling

I had three different clients in one day this week remind me how powerful the effects of dry needling treatment can be. They all had different problems and had been dealing with those issues for differing amounts of time. As usual for clients in pain who are missing out on things they want to do,… Read More »