Friday, May 22, 2015

Stay cool in the game despite rising temperatures

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer can be especially brutal for athletes who push themselves despite the rising heat index. As we head into summer, athletes and their coaches need to be on the lookout for the three most common types of heat illness: heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and exertional heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is... Read more

Myofascial release offers whole body healing

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Myofascial release is taught in medical education programs as an effective hands-on approach for many pain syndromes, including those related to: sports injuries, childhood/aging disorders, traumatic and surgical scarring, acute and chronic pain, head and birth injuries, strokes, scoliosis, menstrual... Read more

Step up your training with Unite Fitness

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you been letting the stresses of everyday life keep you from taking care of yourself? We all know proper nutrition and fitness are the pillars of healthy living, but sometimes it is easier said than done. Sometimes extra motivation can help and that is why Unite Fitness is offering an accelerated... Read more

Philly area ranks 22 on American Fitness Index

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:00 AM
Today, May, 19, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation released the eighth annual American Fitness Index, and for the Philadelphia metro region, it brings with it a sense of what we are doing well and what we still need to work on. The ACSM studies Metropolitan Statistical... Read more

Preventative Medicine: Exercise each day to keep the doctor away

Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to exercise power over your life? Each year our country spends thousands of dollars on prescription medication to make us happier, healthier, concentrate more, worry less, shrink our bellies, bulk our biceps, lower our blood sugar and raise our libidos. Our medicine cabinets are bursting... Read more

Yoga On The Steps: Your Love Story

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
This Sunday, May 17th, Living Beyond Breast Cancer will be hosting its 14th Annual Yoga on the Steps. This year’s theme is “Your Love Story,” focusing on not romantic love, but on self-acceptance, self-care and self-respect. Come out and empower your own story as well as show some... Read more

REV Indoor Cycling + Fitness to open in Bucks County

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:16 PM
Good news for Bucks County residents — you’re getting a brand new fitness facility! In two weeks, REV Indoor Cycling + Fitness will open its doors in Chalfont, Pa. The 5,000 sq. ft. facility boasts an epic indoor cycling studio as well as a second studio, which will be used for REV’s... Read more

Proper recovery prevents future injury

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the questions most people have is, “I have run my race, now what do I do? When do I run again? Should I just take a few days off and do nothing?” The answer is that while taking rest after a long race is advisable, doing nothing is not the answer. You still need to flush out the... Read more

Come play in Manayunk May 16

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
As adults sometimes we forget the importance of play in our own lives, not just in the lives of our children. Play both imaginative and physical is good for our mind and body, so even if you have to schedule it into your already jammed packed schedule, you should make time for it. And this weekend... Read more

Workout Revival: Local NFL star, Mike Daniels, continues to outwork the competition

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s July 2003 as a 14-year-old boy walks a half-mile from his home to the high school he’ll be attending in September. He’s headed to the weight room, something foreign, but something he approaches eagerly as football season gets underway. It’s these initial footsteps of desire... 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.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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