Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Trainer’s Guide to running the Ben Franklin Bridge

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to bridge the gap between you and your relationship to running? If cardiovascular exercise has you feeling run down, it is time to wave "Ta Ta" to your treadmill routine and take your trot to the Ben Franklin Bridge. This run is like no other, in that it provides scenery and inclines... Read more

Your hips and your athletic performance

Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
A basketball player’s ability to pivot and jump. A runner’s ability to propel the legs forward. It all comes down to the strength and flexibility of the hips. Yet, the hips are often overlooked as one of the body’s most important sources of power and force, especially in athletes... Read more

Capture your ride with mountain bike photo contest

Friday, July 31, 2015, 2:09 PM
Philadelphia’s strong bike culture is very evident on the city streets with people cycling to work and school and hitting the Circuit trails and the Pump Track, but there is a large mountain biking contingent here and in the suburbs as well, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is... Read more

Why does my hand fall asleep?

Friday, July 31, 2015, 4:00 AM
Have you ever been exercising and your hand starts to tingle and go numb? Do you wake up with one or both hands already numb? Do you have difficulty lifting overhead due to numbness in your hands? Do you sit at work and your hands tingle and go numb? These are very common reasons why people come to... Read more

What’s It Like To…coach college-level sports?

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
“What’s It Like To…” is a series that looks inside the worlds of extreme sports and professional athletics. Hannah Rudloff is Head Coach of women’s lacrosse at Drexel University. I have worked with her team, and was impressed by her knowledge and progressive coaching... Read more

Providing medical coverage for CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 9:56 AM
Sunday while the celebrations for the Mexico win over Jamaica in this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Lincoln Financial Field continued into the night, the work of the venue medical staff wasn’t quite done yet. We still had to conduct the doping control testing where two players from... Read more

Yoga in the Beer Garden this August

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
What goes together better than beer and yoga? If you answered, “Absolutely nothing,” then Yoga on the Ridge and the PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden on South Street have the perfect event for you. For $10 a class, Saturdays, August 1 and August 22 at 1:15 p.m., Theresa Conroy, owner of Yoga on... Read more

The Saved by the KettleBell workout

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more Kettlebell. Every gym has a dark, distant corner where these curious cannonball shaped weights hide. Whether you are a gridiron guru or the new kid on the jock block, many people avoid implementing the Kettlebell into their workout routine due... Read more

Why you need Individualized Training Programs

Monday, July 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
There’s a fitness paradox today in America. People know more now about health and wellness than ever before, yet we have the biggest obesity problem we’ve ever seen. It seems safe to say that people are doing it wrong. I think the problem is that we’re overwhelmed with fitness information... Read more

Heat Illness: Staying safe in summer heat

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
It is summer and people are heading outside to exercise and train. With high temperatures hitting the 90s, athletes of all kinds may find it difficult to cool down and that can lead to danger. Heat illness, or the even more severe heat stroke, occurs when the core body temperature reaches 104°F... 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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