Monday, September 22, 2014
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Am I at risk for an ACL tear?

Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
The ACL tear, it seems like every teenager that plays sports has had one. It is a season-ending injury and sometimes it can be career ending. The ACL tear, or anterior cruciate ligament tear, can happen to any athlete, in any sport, at any time. And while there are no full proof methods of identifying... Read more

Conshohocken Rock-n-Roll runner is an everyday hero

Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Conshohocken’s Kristen Palermo found out that a family member had multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects your central nervous system, she felt scared and helpless. She wanted to help her loved one, but didn’t know quite how to do it. In an effort to have some sort of control... Read more

Record-breaking morning for Deena Kastor at 2014 Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:03 PM
Over 23,000 competitors left the starting gate at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Philadelphia this morning. At the end, however, there was little question that the day belonged to one woman. Deena Kastor set the World Record in the Women’s Masters division for the half-marathon... Read more

Bedan Karoki wins 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 9:17 AM
PHILADELPHIA - On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, 23,000 runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Bedan Karoki of Kenya won the 13.1 mile race with an unofficial time of 59:22. Averaging a 4:32 minute per mile pace, Karoki beat out fellow Kenyans Cybrian... Read more

Road closures for 2014 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
This Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon will be back in town along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Olympians, bands, cheerleaders and all types of running enthusiasts will be descending on the city. Here is what you need to know if you are heading down to... Read more

Is prognosis for Robert Griffin III’s injury too optimistic?

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Most of us by now have at least heard about, if not seen, RGIII’s ankle injury against the Jaguars on Sunday, September 14. The sports media reports that he suffered an ankle dislocation without fracture. This type of ankle injury is very rare as ankle dislocations almost always happen in conjunction... Read more

Bike MS: Spreading hope from the city to the shore

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Melissa Gemelli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in September of 1998, she was just six months away from her wedding. Just when she was about to start a new chapter in her life, she was forced to face a future filled with uncertainty. MS is an autoimmune disease that damages your central... Read more

When should you skip the workout buddy?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
My company, Total Performance Physical Therapy offers group training programs for various distance runs, yet I am constantly called to the table because the first thing I tell people to do when they are injured is to stop running with a group, stop running with a partner, and just run by yourself.... Read more

Get movin’ with Run to Work Day Philly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
On your mark. Get set. Go. Jumpstart your day by running to work on Friday, September 19. Running is already a favorite form of exercise here in the Philadelphia area. People are pulling on their running shoes before work, after, even at lunch time, but what about on the way to work? It is amazing... Read more

6 common fitness myths dispelled

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fitness Myth #1: Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising. Fact: Muscle and fat are two different types of tissue. One does not become the other. When you stop exercising, your muscles shrink, or atrophy, so over time, the percent of body fat increases while muscle mass decreases. Fitness Myth... 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.

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
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
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 and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
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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