Monday, December 22, 2014

Get fit in the New Year: Workouts to do at home

Monday, December 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the New Year quickly approaching many of us have fallen off of the wagon when it comes to our workout routine. Too many holiday obligations, too cold to go outside, too tired from the late nights and so on and so forth. And unfortunately as the pattern goes when we stop working out we tend to... Read more

The Philly 0.0: Instant Gratification Run

Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Who says you have to work up a sweat to enjoy a post race party? Definitely not the founders of New Era Events who are hosting the first ever Instant Gratification Run, the shortest running course probably in the history of running. (Should they be calling the Guinness Book of World Records?) At this... Read more

Body weight resistance training: 2015’s top fitness trend

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your current workout routine have you breaking the bank instead of a sweat? Chuck Norris round houses you in the face with late night infomercials about his home gym, athletic clubs offer the bells and whistles of being fed Napa grapes while you become a California Raisin in their whirlpool, and... Read more

Life after a spinal cord injury

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
A spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event. Within a few minutes, some of the very basic things you took for granted – walking, dressing yourself, driving a car-are taken away from you. Rebuilding your life after spinal cord injury is a long, arduous process with many bumps in the road... Read more

It is Tendinopathy, not Tendinitis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Tendinitis is a term that has been used in sports medicine for many years to describe injuries to the tendon. The patella tendon is at risk for injury in sports like soccer, volleyball and basketball. The Achilles tendon is often injured in sports like running, gymnastics and dancing. Loading the tendon... Read more

Reconnect and renew yourself this Winter Solstice

Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Since ancient times when we were more in tune with nature the Winter Solstice, the shortest day, longest night of the year, has always been a time of celebration. In our modern, fast-paced society, we are often too focused on shopping and preparing for the upcoming holiday festivities to slow down... Read more

Random Acts of Kindness: Paying it forward at the gym

Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
During the holiday season, we all try to be a little bit nicer to each other, to give a little more to charities, to try to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. Even just a small random act of kindness can really make someone’s day. Not too long ago, I pulled up to a Dunkin Donuts... Read more

Ring in the holidays with Philadelphia Runner

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
The weather outside while maybe not frightful just yet is starting to feel like winter, but that won’t keep diehard runners off the road. Philadelphia Runner wants to celebrate the holidays with you, doing what you love –running, of course. They are holding their Rudolph Run on Saturday... Read more

Should Nick Foles learn to snarl?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
As in all sports-crazed cities, we have our share of sports drama. One current heated debate is the Eagles’ quarterback choice. Right now, Nick Foles is still healing from a broken collarbone, but what should we do when Foles is ready to return. Is Foles tough enough to take the Eagles to a Super... Read more

Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:14 AM
As you are rushing around with all your holiday preparations in the next couple of weeks, January may seem still so far away, but before you know it, you will be planning your New Year’s resolutions. While we always mourn the end of the holiday season and the extra time with family and friends... 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
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
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
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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