Monday, February 8, 2016

Is your kid's back pain more than just growing pains?

Monday, February 8, 2016, 4:00 AM
Much to my delight, the Journal of Orthopedic Surgeons brought to light an issue that I have been on my soapbox about for years now. Recently the Journal published a literature review titled “Evaluation and Diagnosis of Back Pain in Children and Adolescents.” The paper stated that too... Read more

Revising your fitness goals

Friday, February 5, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you falling out of love with your fitness routine? Unfortunately for most people, the excitement associated with a fresh start tends to dwindle, along with the amount of time dedicated to living well, eating right and exercising regularly. Good news, now is the perfect time to troubleshoot your... Read more

5 tips for hiring a personal trainer

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:00 AM
Trainers come in many shapes and sizes and possess varying degrees of knowledge, experience, skills, and specialties. So, just like shopping for a new gym or running shoe, you need to find a person who is the right fit for you. It’s important to understand the balance of characteristics that... Read more

What's It's Like to... Be a sports team doctor

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:00 AM
"What’s It Like To…" is a series that looks inside careers in athletics, and the worlds of professional and extreme sports. Dr. Thomas Trojian is the lead physician for Drexel Athletics and the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University College of medicine. Q: What... Read more

The no-equipment workout you can do at home

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:00 AM
Getting back into shape is a daunting task to maintain. Crafting a routine that avoids the usual barriers, like paying for a gym membership or expensive equipment, will help to decrease the likelihood that you will drop out. You can get the results you want, and be a healthier you, using your body... Read more

What to do if you’ve been derailed from your News Year’s resolution

Monday, February 1, 2016, 4:00 AM
One month ago, you set your New Year’s Resolution. You determined that this year would be different. If you’re like most Americans, you made a mental commitment to get into better shape. And, if you’re like most Americans, you’ve already given up on keeping that resolution.... Read more

3 exercises to firm your glutes

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00 AM
Do you want to boost your caboose, but don’t know where to start? The key to a royal-sized rump is to use the king of all exercises: the sacred squat. Squats carve curves, crush calories and add speed to your sprint. But lets face it, standard squats are boring. Sit down, stand up, repeat... Read more

Gridiron Heroes examines inherent dangers in football

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4:00 AM
If you lived back in Roman times, would you have gone to the Coliseum to see a man thrown into an arena to fight off a lion? Gridiron Heroes, an excellent new documentary, describes NFL football in the same way, calling it a "gladiator sport." Directed by Seth Camillo and Andy Lauer, the movie tells... Read more

6 yoga poses to improve your posture

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:00 AM
When I decided to become a full-time yoga teacher, I had a misguided representation that my days would be filled with handstands and down dogs. Now as a studio owner, while my days may consist of plenty of asana, they are also filled with sitting at a desk, plugging away numbers and filing papers for... Read more

How to shovel snow without hurting yourself

Friday, January 22, 2016, 11:27 AM
As the first major snowstorm of 2016 descends upon the Philadelphia area, it’s important to remind everyone that shoveling snow can be very dangerous and in some cases fatal. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission more than 200,000 people were treated in 2014 in hospital emergency... 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, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, 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
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
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
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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