Monday, November 30, 2015

Work out safe and warm this winter

Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Despite some of these 50 degree days, the days and nights are growing colder which might be putting a damper on your weekly workout routine. Do you like to be running, walking or biking out in the fresh air, but are a little concerned about withstanding the sinking temperatures? Just like exercising... Read more

5 tips to a healthy shoulder

Friday, November 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Staying out of pain, looking good, and having a big bench press are about 90% of everyone's goals in life when entering the gym. Given these goals, the shoulders will take a beating from the 15 sets of bench press everyone does on Monday. Since I work with a lot of baseball players, I typically see... Read more

Do injections ease knee arthritis pain?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disabling disease that leads to severe morbidity and reduces physical activity in many Americans, contributing to other health problems like obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiac disease. OA is one of the leading causes of disability in adults in the United States (Centers for... Read more

Let’s talk turkey: A calorie-torching Thanksgiving day cardio circuit

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Choo, Choo! Here comes the gravy train - next stop, your thighs. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of season’s greetings and eatings. Something bizarre happens when the holidays roll around, we start guzzling drinks, delectables and desserts as if we are preparing to hibernate for the winter... Read more

Former pro basketball player offers mental health tips for staying in the game

Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Back in June, talked to former pro basketball player and South Jersey native Tyson Hartnett about his book, Hoop Dreams Fulfilled: An Athlete’s Failure and Redemption on the Journey to Professional Basketball, where he opened up about his struggle with depression and anxiety as he... Read more

Player safety a focus at Rothman's IMPACT Conference

Friday, November 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
No one can deny that professional athletes are under more of a microscope today with sports fans watching their every move and this includes when they get injured. Everyone has a say in whether they are safe to return to play. At the Rothman Institute's IMPACT OF SPORTS co-hosted by Sports Illustrated... Read more

Should I try minimalist running?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Chances are, you’ve heard about minimalist running shoes and their purported benefits, and may be curious about all the hype surrounding them. While there are select circumstances where minimalist shoes may be suitable, they are not an appropriate choice for most runners. Here is what you need... Read more

Achilles injuries on rise in NFL?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Achilles tendon ruptures seem to be on the rise this NFL season. No new Achilles injuries occurred in Week 9, but Week 8 had three. So far this season, including summer work outs and pre-season, there have been a total of 15 Achilles ruptures. Is it bad luck or is there a higher incidence this season? Previous... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Recap

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Why complete a Spartan Race? Why race at all? Because racing is life in a nutshell. You identify your own personal milestone, you go through ups and downs, and you rise to the challenge. If you hit unexpected obstacles or misfortune, you pick yourself up and learn to try again. If the plan is right... Read more

Should I be doing instability exercises?

Monday, November 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you ever walked into a gym, seen someone doing squats on a Bosu ball and wondered “What makes that different from a regular squat”? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many gym goers perform exercises on a Bosu ball without really knowing what benefit it provides. There are... 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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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 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
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. 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
Justin D'Ancona
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