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Poor technique a cause of injury in dancers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Dancing has become an increasingly popular form of physical activity over the past decade. Increased participation likely stems from available classes in fitness centers, as well as movies (Shall We Dance and the Step Up series) and TV shows (Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance). The... 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

Should baseball players keep throwing all year long?

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Another baseball season has come and gone and the cold of winter is knocking on the door. It seems like just yesterday spring training was beginning with lots of potential for everyone from Little League to the Major Leagues. With colder days upon us, should baseball players continue throwing all the... Read more

Pace-Setters help Marathon runners qualify for Boston

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12:13 PM
The sport of running in general — and the Philadelphia Marathon in particular — fosters a top-notch sense of community and togetherness. It's not uncommon to see finishing runners greeted by competitors and peers--sometimes by the very people they just beat across the line. However, when... Read more

Dan Vassallo wins the 2014 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 9:34 AM
Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Mass. won the 2014 Philadelphia Gore-Tex marathon, with an unofficial time of 2:17:28 on Sunday morning. The 29-year-old’s time qualified him for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The Men’s marathon qualifying standard was 2:18:00. "To qualify for the Olympic... Read more

Kiprono Kurgat wins 2014 Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:15 AM
On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon. Kiprono Kurgat, who trains out of Chapel Hill, N.C., won the 13.1-mile half marathon race with an unofficial time of 1:03:58. Averaging a 4:52 minute per mile pace, Kurgat... Read more

Your guide to the Philly Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Friday, November 21, 2014, 4:24 PM
It’s finally here. Today kicked off the beginning of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend with the opening of the Health and Fitness Expo that will be running today until 9 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Exhibit Hall F of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Come... Read more

6 places to get a beer after the Philadelphia Marathon

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
A post celebratory beer or two has become an integral part of the running culture here in Philadelphia. Just ask Philadelphia Runner, or Fishtown Beer Runners. As Ross Martinson, co-owner of Philadelphia Runner explained to philly.com in a recent article, “Running in a group has a great social... Read more

Philly Marathon: Road closures and parking considerations

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4:54 AM
The Philadelphia Marathon is back in town this weekend, Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23. The Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, with the Rothman Institute 8K and Kids Fun Run also on Saturday on... Read more

Broad Street Run 2015 lottery opens Feb. 1

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:49 PM
While you are in the marathon frame of mind this weekend, make sure you set yourself a reminder that the lottery for the 2015 Blue Cross Broad Street Run opens Sunday, February 1 and closes Friday, February 13. Don’t worry about what time during this window that you register. The last person... Read more
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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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