Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Introducing our Sports Doc blog

Sports Doc will cover breaking news, research and other interesting developments in the treatment of sports-related injuries with a special focus on the Philadelphia region. Professional and college athletes, weekend warriors, parents and little leaguers-they'll all find news they can use at Sports Doc.

Introducing our Sports Doc blog


Welcome to Sports Doc, Philly.com’s brand-new site dedicated to all things sports medicine and fitness. My name is Rob Senior, and I am the editor for this exciting new venture. Sports Doc will cover breaking news, research and other interesting developments in the treatment of sports-related injuries with a special focus on the Philadelphia region. Professional and college athletes, weekend warriors, parents and little leaguers—they’ll all find news they can use at Sports Doc.

To accomplish this, we’re building a panel of the region’s foremost experts in sports medicine—physicians who’ve worked extensively with athletes from all of the aforementioned categories. These experts will share their experiences and knowledge right here on Sports Doc through our regular blog postings.

Sports Doc will have something for everyone, including local sports fans. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game—any game—and when they occur, we’ll have the latest on your favorite Sixers, Flyers, Eagles and Phillies stars. Thorough explanations of the conditions, progress and setbacks for each injured athlete will give you the information you need on your favorite team.

Amateur athletes will find a home as well—not only through coverage of local college teams, but with stories, updates and profiles from prominent (and not-as-prominent) Delaware Valley events. Whether you’re preparing for your first 5K, or entering the upcoming Philly Marathon—check out Sports Doc for preparation, recovery and in-race advice.

Above all, Sports Doc hopes to become your one-stop shop for all questions regarding fitness and sports medicine. Whether you’re looking for a new exercise routine, nursing a sprained ankle, or looking for an update on Ryan Howard’s return to the diamond—we’ll have you covered through news, blogs, features, Q&A sessions and online chats.

Thanks for checking out Sports Doc and check back often for news and updates!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? E-mail editor Rob Senior at robertjsenior@gmail.com.

Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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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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