Monday, July 6, 2015

Justin Shaginaw

Groin pain in athletes: clarification of sports hernia

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Sports hernia” is a term that sports fans are pretty familiar with. It seems every week another player is having surgery for it. But what is it really? That is the age old question. The sports medicine community recently published a consensus paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine... Read more

Sam Bradford’s ACLs: Worth the Risk?

Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:16 AM
All the sports buzz in Philly this week is revolving around the Sam Bradford trade. Is he a good QB? Don’t ask me, but ACLs are something I know about. His first ACL injury was to his left knee in October 2013. From the video, it looked like it was a contact injury where he was pulled down... Read more

Can a Functional Movement Screen really help your performance?

Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’ve joined a gym recently, you were probably offered a free fitness assessment. There are numerous different assessments available to exercise professionals. One of the more popular screening tools is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The FMS was developed as a tool to identify movement... Read more

5 moves you should avoid at the gym

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you’re a power lifter or body builder, please stop reading. If you’re a high level athlete, please read with an open mind. Now for the rest of us… My patients ask me all of the time, “What can I do in the gym?” For me, it’s not what you can and can’t do... Read more

NY Giants' Cruz experiences rare injury in Philly

Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you didn’t see it live, I’m sure you’ve seen the video of New York Giants' Victor Cruz’s knee injury. He wasn’t tackled. His knee didn’t twist in some abnormal way. How did he tear his tendon on such a routine play? Patellar tendon ruptures are a rare injury... 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

Achilles tendon rupture: My personal experience

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Achilles tendon rupture, the fear of every middle age man on the basketball and tennis court. Now that I am in my 40s I fall into that category. And unfortunately for me, I recently felt the dreaded “pop” while playing doubles tennis. At first, I thought the ball came from the next court... Read more

FIFA, World Cup and fixing soccer’s concussion problem

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:14 PM
Concussions in soccer are becoming more evident, as seen in the World Cup final. Germany’s Christoph Kramer was injured in a shoulder-to-head collision during the first half. He appeared concussed to the average viewer. Kramer even told the German newspaper Die Walt, “I can’t really... Read more

The newest surgery in sports: Hip arthroscopy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
We’ve all heard of ACL and Tommy John surgeries. But, have you heard of “hip scope,” the newest surgery in sports? Chase Utley, Alex Rodriguez, Tim Thomas, Osi Umenyiora, Ed Reed: these are just a few of the big time athletes who have undergone hip arthroscopy. So, what is a hip... Read more

USMNT injuries and what they mean for the rest of the World Cup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:21 PM
One of the biggest victories in recent United States soccer history did not come without a price. Last evening’s match with Ghana saw United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) striker Jozy Altidore leave the game with what appeared to be a significant hamstring injury. In interviews, Altidore... 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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