Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Heather Moore

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

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

Is RICE a thing of the past?

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4:00 AM
One of the things I get asked about a lot is RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation. We grew up with the knowledge of if something hurts RICE, but current research finds that this practice may actually cause more harm than good. In the past, if you sustained an injury, the first thing... Read more

How long does it take to get out of shape?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 4:00 AM
During the holidays, many of us take some time off from our regimented workout schedules. But exactly how long does it take for your body to start losing all of the progress you’ve made? While inactivity does leads to deconditioning, the good news is that with minimal effort, you can maintain... Read more

How to keep the belly fat off this holiday

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
The holiday season is in full swing and with all the sugars and alcohol consumed, pounds can add up quickly for many people. The belly is usually one of the first places this weight is noticeably gained. The good news is that there are a few simple things at home that you can be do to help minimize... Read more

Local PT's experience at the Olympic Training Center

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
I don’t think there are words to fully capture the time I have spent thus far at the Olympic Training Center. It has been one of the best experiences of my life, without a doubt. The environment here is intense and electric, everyday. Everyday is a day to be the best and everyone here, from staff... Read more

Feeling sore after a run? Drink more water

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now is the time that marathon and half marathon season are upon us. Many people are in the heavy mileage months and legs and bodies are starting to break down. The repeated double digit runs and consistent running from day to day can wear on the body. While some of the soreness is there to stay and... Read more

Returning to exercise after pregnancy

Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
I was a Division 1 athlete, I am no stranger of being pushed beyond my limits in sports. I know how to push the pain aside to get the set done and to suck it up, even though every bone and muscle in your body is seizing and telling you to stop. I thought I knew pain. I had my first child and was on... Read more

Solve foot pain before it sidelines you

Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that everyone is ramping up for half marathon and marathon training season, injuries and aches and pains are starting to crop up. The miles are slowly increasing and this means that so is the pain. Sometimes running can be a real pain in the foot, knee, hip pain or back. Many people will try to... Read more

Sitting can be a real pain sometimes

Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Almost 80% of all Americans experience back pain, and for many of them that pain comes from sitting long periods like at work. Described as discomfort or an ache or throbbing, the pain is usually lumped into the generic diagnosis of low back pain. Most people are surprised when sitting down doesn’t... 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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