Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Get relief from your sciatica pain

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sciatica, one of the most common forms of back pain, has come to be an overused term identifying many types of back pain, veering from its original meaning. Not all back pain is sciatica, but sciatica can be a form of back pain. And while consultation from a medical professional is the best course... Read more

Kick off Yoga on the Steps Feb. 8

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Despite all the snow outside your window, spring really isn’t that far away. Clear away those winter doldrums with a special kick off to this year’s Yoga on the Steps. On Sunday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, you are invited to Ardmore Toyota on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore for a free... Read more

Workout Revival: Your CrossFit introduction

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
No matter your stance on CrossFit, there’s no denying the growth of the sport’s popularity over the last several years. That just doesn't happen by sheer luck. CrossFit gyms – or boxes – are popping up all over the world at an exponential rate. One in particular happens to... Read more

The personal trainer’s weekly guide to fulfilling your fitness resolution: Recharge your batteries

Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is the frigid winter weather threatening to put your New Year’s workout resolution into a deep freeze? The blustery days of winter seem to creep up quickly this time of year, and so do the pounds. Walking from your sofa to your refrigerator to nuke a Hot Pocket does not constitute exercise.... Read more

Got the resolution blues? Hotel Monaco can help

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:07 AM
As we start closing out the first month of the New Year, are you already losing steam on all your New Year’s resolutions? The folks at Old City’s Hotel Monaco Philadelphia want to help you stay on track so they are offering a free health and wellness event to reinspire you. Originally... Read more

Unequal HALO headgear reduces the risk of concussions

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Unequal Technologies, located in Glen Mills, PA, introduced their new HALO headgear last week at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention that was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Through their work providing customized, concealed sports protection using military grade... Read more

RunKeeper data reveals Philly’s favorite places to run

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Here in Philly we have a vibrant and growing running and fitness community, and in all kinds of weather you can find us out on the streets and in the parks running, walking and even biking. But have you ever wondered which routes are the most popular in our city? The fitness app RunKeeper, which allows... Read more

CFF endurance sport campaign raising hope for a cure

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States suffer from cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. In people with CF, a defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus... Read more

What we know about overtraining syndrome

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
At last week’s US Soccer/MLS Soccer Medical Symposium at the NSCAA Convention here in Philadelphia, medical professionals, athletes and coaches spoke about key issues that could affect the health and safety of their soccer players. From dehydration to concussions, how to protect the players was... Read more

Krav Maga, a fitness alternative?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It was developed in the 1940’s when the Israeli government was looking for a system that was easy to learn for all ages and for both genders, but was still effective in combat. “In Israel, both men... 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.

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
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
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
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
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
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. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
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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