I’m pickin’ up good hydration

July is officially here meaning hot, hot, and humid temperatures! Summer time brings longer days and more time to be out and active. But it also brings warmer temperatures, making hydration a key to avoiding heat illness and maintaining peak exercise performance. During exercise, your body’s working muscles produce heat that raises our body temperatures.… Read More »

Progression in Training

Anytime we give our body a new stress/stimulus/exercise for training, we are doing so in hopes that our body will adapt to that stress and improve performance. Adaptations can include improved strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control, and kinesthetic awareness. Depending on how effective the dose is, improvements can be seen within a day, week, or… Read More »

What Does Your Off-Season Training Look Like?

By Will Parker, CSCS, USAW, FMS With the upcoming summer and following fall sports, I wanted to piggy back off a past blog post by one of our Sports Physical Therapists, Dennis Meszler… Firstly, you do not need to be an athlete in the conventional sense (school, team or other specific competitive environment) to have… Read More »

NFL Pro Day Results

“We had a great group of NFL Pro Day athletes this year at the Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center. Three guys participated in our Full Program, Coastal Carolina’s Marcus Outlow, UNC’s Tommy Bancroft & Duke’s Davis Koppenhaver.  Two other guys, NC State’s Dex Wright & Dre Bryant, were partial participants. Overall we saw tremendous gains across… Read More »

Considerations for Return to Sport Readiness

Walker Cruikshank, CSCS- Sports Performance Specialist at APC Cary Anyone who is consistently physically active knows that either pain or injuries are bound to occur at some point.   More severe injuries such as ACL tears or Achilles tendon ruptures can take half a year to a year, or in some cases even longer. These rehab… Read More »


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 »