Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Treatment for acute and chronic thumb ligament injuries

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
In my previous blog, I briefly talked about skier's thumb, a very commonly missed injury to the ligaments of the thumb. Skier's thumb is an acute tear to one of the stabilizing ligaments to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. It usually occurs as a result of falling on an outstretched hand... Read more

Free summer workouts to do every day of the week

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Often times, the biggest barrier to working out is cost. With some of Philly’s premiere studios charging upwards of $25 a class, it can be easy to use expense as an excuse to skip out on your daily exercise. Luckily, we've rounded up a full week's worth of free fitness options in Philadelphia... Read more

10-minute full-body hotel room workout for travelers

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 6:00 AM
Taking a nice, long, relaxing vacation is the best. Do you know what’s not the best? Trying to get back on the workout wagon after your muscles have lounged lazily for seven straight days. Fortunately, the wellness-minded Kimpton Hotels tapped Hotel Monaco Philadelphia’s doorman Thomas... Read more

Goal Oriented: Getting you prepped for preseason

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
In less than eight weeks high school athletes will be gearing up for their fall season. Athlete’s ranging from football players to field hockey players are getting ready for the 2014 fall season. If you drive past most high schools you will see teams practicing on the fields that surround their... Read more

What’s Happening: Color Me Rad 5K

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Things are about to get pretty rad in Philadelphia. Color Me Rad 5K, the most colorful 5K on the planet, is coming to the Wells Fargo Center on August 30, 2014. If you need an excuse to let loose, this untimed run is definitely for you. Runners in this 5K aren’t trying to get their best time;... Read more

FIFA, World Cup and fixing soccer’s concussion problem

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:14 PM
Concussions in soccer are becoming more evident, as seen in the World Cup final. Germany’s Christoph Kramer was injured in a shoulder-to-head collision during the first half. He appeared concussed to the average viewer. Kramer even told the German newspaper Die Walt, “I can’t really... Read more

Are flip-flops really bad for you?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is the time of year that I become horribly unpopular amongst my athletes. One of the things that many people use to identify summer with, flip flops, are back in season — and as quickly as they make their appearance, I tell my patients to put them back in the closet. Flip flops can be... Read more

What’s happening: Philadelphia Dance Day

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
How would like to take part in Philly’s biggest dance party of the year? On Saturday, July 26, Philly Dance Fitness and other local dance companies will team up to host 20 completely free dance workshops for the fifth annual Philadelphia Dance Day nonprofit celebration. All dance enthusiasts... Read more

The newest surgery in sports: Hip arthroscopy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
We’ve all heard of ACL and Tommy John surgeries. But, have you heard of “hip scope,” the newest surgery in sports? Chase Utley, Alex Rodriguez, Tim Thomas, Osi Umenyiora, Ed Reed: these are just a few of the big time athletes who have undergone hip arthroscopy. So, what is a hip... Read more

What’s happening: City Fit Girls FitRetreat

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Ladies, if you’re looking for a great excuse to get together with your girls and celebrate health and fitness in Philly, the City Fit Girls FitRetreat is for you. Back for its second year, the FitRetreat will be held on Saturday, August 23 at Impact Hub Philly. Presented by City Fit Girls and... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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