Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How much sitting is too much?

Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
After a long day at the office and, time spent commuting; I enjoy sitting down and reading a book or watching sports on TV. However, I often wonder, is all of this sitting too much? Sometimes, I feel like I left an imprint of myself on the couch after a good game. I don’t think I’m alone... Read more

Weekend warriors at risk for Achilles tendon rupture

Friday, April 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Winter has finally thawed and you have eagerly laced up your sneakers ready to bring your workout outdoors. Nothing beats the sun on your face and the refreshing breeze as you hit the courts or the running path. Enjoy yourself this spring, but play smart and make sure you are properly warming up and... Read more

Pick up speed at Breakaway Training Center

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
For most of us, when we leave the hallow halls of our high school or college, we no longer have the chance to enjoy that special, supportive relationship we had with our coaches there. With the exception of personal trainers, there is no real equivalent for fitness enthusiasts at the amateur level... Read more

Sports psychology helps keep your brain in the game

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
How do you physically prepare for a marathon or 5K, championship game or intramural match? There is a lot of great information available about how to physically prepare to be your best. Almost all elite and serious athletes have access to the most cutting edge information on how to reach their physical... Read more

Workout Revival: Upper body workout with Marshall Roy of RISE Gym

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Marshall Roy has been passionate about strength training and fitness for the past decade and got his start as a personal trainer in New York City seven years ago. Frustrated with middle management, the Mainline native decided to move back home with his fiancé in search of a place to open a... Read more

How to effectively build muscle in women

Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that you know why building muscle is critical, it’s important to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve... Read more

Increase your power on the field, with yoga?

Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
It has long been known that ballet classes help football players increase their flexibility, agility, speed and endurance on the field, but did you know that yoga can be another important part of cross-training for an athlete? More professional athletes from football, soccer and baseball are turning... Read more

Why rest is not the best thing for back pain

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 AM
Most often in my office, I see back pain patients and the ones I see have had more than one episode of the back pain before they come in and seek medical care. Most people wait until a few episodes of pain or spasms before they seek any sort of help. The usual course of action is they felt the pain... Read more

3 yoga poses to tone your arms

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
As the weather this spring is gradually warming, you are probably starting to shed some of your winter wardrobe. Big bulky sweaters kept the chill at bay, but it also meant that you didn’t have to worry about any visible jiggly parts on your body. That is until now. Don’t be afraid to wear... Read more

Battle ropes: a supersize workout

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you easily get bored with your daily workout and are always on the hunt for something new to try? Have you noticed at your gym, these long ropes anchored to a wall or pole, but didn’t know what they were for? The supersize nature of these battle ropes provides you with added resistance to... 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 Health 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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