Catch Those Zzz’s for Optimal Recovery

Author: Kristin Bockelman MS, LAT, ATC We are now in the midst of summer, and with that comes more hours of daylight each day! As we fill those hours in the early morning with exercise (or upcoming Tokyo Olympic coverage!), late afternoons being on the water, catching a baseball game, or a bonfire with friends… Read More »

What is the Right Recovery Strategy for Me?

Written by: Dennis Meszler,  PT, SCS, CMTPT With all the recent advancements in and increased awareness of proper recovery as a part of training, many may have questions about which of the many tools out there are the best.   Newer (or at least newly popularized) options include, but may not be limited to: Dry Needling… Read More »

Summer Fitness Tips

Written by: Ashley Yartin, MS, LAT, ATC Ashley Yartin is a Certified Athletic Trainer at Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center. She earned her Master’s Degree from LSU in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2007 from Florida State University. Ashley has been a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer since 2007. Ashley worked with the East… Read More »

Baseball Injuries

By Brian Schiff, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS With baseball season upon us, there will be a natural increase in throwing-related arm pain. Many of the injuries are related to a sudden increase in throwing intensity and/or volume. In other cases, players who pitch and catch may be up to five times more likely to suffer… Read More »

In-Season Training

In-Season Training By Will Parker, CSCS, USAW, FMS With the onset of Covid-19 and its corresponding impact on the condensed and overlapping youth athletics schedule this Spring, I thought it appropriate to address an important topic of in-season training.  Since becoming a professional Strength & Conditioning Coach in 2006, I have trained thousands of athletes… Read More »

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 »