Tuesday, December 1, 2015

4 reasons why you’re not getting results at the gym

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you give your blood, sweat, and tears to the weight machines, dumbbells, and treadmill and elliptical every time you go to the gym? Are the results nowhere to be found? You’re not alone. Here are the top 4 culprits holding you back from the results you want: Exercise ADD You wouldn’t... Read more

Work out safe and warm this winter

Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Despite some of these 50 degree days, the days and nights are growing colder which might be putting a damper on your weekly workout routine. Do you like to be running, walking or biking out in the fresh air, but are a little concerned about withstanding the sinking temperatures? Just like exercising... Read more

5 tips to a healthy shoulder

Friday, November 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Staying out of pain, looking good, and having a big bench press are about 90% of everyone's goals in life when entering the gym. Given these goals, the shoulders will take a beating from the 15 sets of bench press everyone does on Monday. Since I work with a lot of baseball players, I typically see... Read more

Do injections ease knee arthritis pain?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disabling disease that leads to severe morbidity and reduces physical activity in many Americans, contributing to other health problems like obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiac disease. OA is one of the leading causes of disability in adults in the United States (Centers for... Read more

Let’s talk turkey: A calorie-torching Thanksgiving day cardio circuit

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Choo, Choo! Here comes the gravy train - next stop, your thighs. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of season’s greetings and eatings. Something bizarre happens when the holidays roll around, we start guzzling drinks, delectables and desserts as if we are preparing to hibernate for the winter... Read more

Former pro basketball player offers mental health tips for staying in the game

Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Back in June, Philly.com talked to former pro basketball player and South Jersey native Tyson Hartnett about his book, Hoop Dreams Fulfilled: An Athlete’s Failure and Redemption on the Journey to Professional Basketball, where he opened up about his struggle with depression and anxiety as he... Read more

Player safety a focus at Rothman's IMPACT Conference

Friday, November 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
No one can deny that professional athletes are under more of a microscope today with sports fans watching their every move and this includes when they get injured. Everyone has a say in whether they are safe to return to play. At the Rothman Institute's IMPACT OF SPORTS co-hosted by Sports Illustrated... Read more

Local PT's experience at the Olympic Training Center

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
I don’t think there are words to fully capture the time I have spent thus far at the Olympic Training Center. It has been one of the best experiences of my life, without a doubt. The environment here is intense and electric, everyday. Everyday is a day to be the best and everyone here, from staff... Read more

Should I try minimalist running?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Chances are, you’ve heard about minimalist running shoes and their purported benefits, and may be curious about all the hype surrounding them. While there are select circumstances where minimalist shoes may be suitable, they are not an appropriate choice for most runners. Here is what you need... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Recap

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Why complete a Spartan Race? Why race at all? Because racing is life in a nutshell. You identify your own personal milestone, you go through ups and downs, and you rise to the challenge. If you hit unexpected obstacles or misfortune, you pick yourself up and learn to try again. If the plan is right... 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.

Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS 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. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer
Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
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