When is it safe to return to sports after ACL reconstruction?

It is that time of the year with Fall sports back in full swing and basketball around the corner that I see an increase in ACL injuries. Unfortunately, far too many youth athletes are suffering these injuries, and in some cases multiple times. Increasingly, the rate of re-injury has become a significant concern for athletes… 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 »

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – 9.27.17

Written by: Ashley Yartin, MS, LAT, ATC at EXOS @ Raleigh Orthopaedic On Wednesday, September 27th, the United States will celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Known as the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 females from across the country will come together in… Read More »

Need On-site Care? Raleigh Orthopaedic Now Offers a Mobile Care Unit

The Mobile Orthopedic Care Unit is a concept that is only available at Raleigh Orthopaedic.  It helps to provide full sports medicine services at races, recreational sporting events, tournaments, health fairs, etc. in which other providers are only able to offer basic first aid and taping; we will be able to offer so much more. … 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 »

How Can Swimming Injuries be Prevented and Treated?

Written by: Damien O’Sullivan, MPT  Swimming is a fun, recreational activity that can also be an effective workout. There are more than a million competitive and recreational swimmers in the United States participating in this low-impact fitness activity. More than a third of these competitive athletes practice up to 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 times a… Read More »

7th Annual 24 Hour Bike Challenge

Thank you to our sponsors and participants who supported our 7th Annual 24 Hour Bike Challenge. This year, we raised nearly $17,000 for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation and all proceeds will benefit North Carolina children’s non-profits in the areas of health and education and local youth hockey teams during the 2017-18 season in the form of… 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 »