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Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis

Physical therapists are experts in improving and restoring mobility and play an important role in ensuring optimal bone health and preventing Osteoporosis. Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. If good bone health is achieved during childhood and maintained, it can help to avoid bone loss and fracture later in [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is also National Physical Therapy Month. In recent findings, breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women. The progress is attributed to improvements in early detection.  According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized [...]

How To Keep Your Feet & Ankles Healthy 

Participating in physical activities always involves the risk of injury, but there are some simple tips that can help prevent many of them. Even obvious things like properly warming up are sometimes neglected. It only takes one time to suffer a debilitating and painful injury like Achilles tendonitis or a sprained ankle.  Foot and ankle […]

Tricks to Align Your Spine Naturally

Spine health is a top health concern for many of us. Your spine may be distorted or damaged from improper sitting, standing, or slouching. Don’t worry! There are many healthy habits you can practice to keep your spine healthy naturally at home. Continue reading to learn some simple tips that can keep your spine strong […]

Continued Physical Therapy Care During COVID-19

Orthopedics & Physical Therapy  As health care providers of physical therapy and orthopedics, we take pride in our ability to enhance our patient’s lives and lessen their pain. Our success is measured by the healing and gains in our patients. With the unprecedented emergence of COVID-19, our outlook hasn’t changed, but our physical therapy and […]

Unexpected Ways You’re Hurting Your Spine

We’ve all been there. You bend over the wrong way and throw your back out, or you spend a little too much time standing on hard surfaces at work. Ouch! It’s easy to take precautions to help alleviate the back pain we see coming, but what about the back pain that catches us by surprise? […]

How to Keep Your Spine Healthy

Back problems affect up to 80% of Americans. Thankfully, there are many ways you can help to keep your spine healthy on your own. Get Much Needed Rest When you sleep, your spine has a chance to relax against the effects of gravity. It’s worked hard all day to keep you upright and keep all […]

How Core Strength Can Help Your Spine

It’s no secret that a large percentage of Americans suffer from back pain. If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of them! Pain in your lower, middle, or upper back can be debilitating. Thankfully, with the guidance of a physical therapist or orthopedist, you can begin to manage and, in the best-case scenario, even eliminate […]

Why Try Physical Therapy?

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you’re not alone! The American Chiropractic Association estimates that some 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain at any given time. So, what are your treatment options? At Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we like to take a non-invasive approach whenever possible. The first line […]

Do You Need Physical Therapy for Your Tight Hamstrings?

If you’ve ever experienced pain in your hamstrings after a strain or a tough workout, you know how debilitating it can be! Your hamstring muscles are large muscles that run up the back of your thigh. These hamstring muscles are responsible for flexing the knee and extending the hip. When you injure or pull these […]