Friday, March 27, 2015

Workout Revival: 40-minute gut check with CrossFit Manayunk

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
What’s your favorite type of food? That’s the introductory question you’ll find CrossFit Manayunk owner and coach David Lee asking during your first visit to his gym. It’s not to make lunch plans for after the workout either. Instead, it’s his way of being honest with... Read more

Fitness for the ‘Older Adult’: Exercises to jump start activity

Monday, March 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Trying to maintain an active lifestyle is a challenge for all us. In the “older adult” population, the challenge can be magnified because of physical changes that occur naturally with time. As we age, metabolic rate, bone mass and muscle mass decrease. These changes can lead to health conditions... Read more

Sam Bradford’s ACLs: Worth the Risk?

Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:16 AM
All the sports buzz in Philly this week is revolving around the Sam Bradford trade. Is he a good QB? Don’t ask me, but ACLs are something I know about. His first ACL injury was to his left knee in October 2013. From the video, it looked like it was a contact injury where he was pulled down... Read more

Think PT first

Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
When you are injured or experiencing pain, what should your first steps be? Medical education and the most recent scientific evidence concur that the more conservative treatment approaches are always the preferred first steps, with more invasive treatments reserved for a minority of people who fail... Read more

Still time to join Broad Street Run with Team Einstein

Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Were you not among the lucky lottery winners for the Broad Street Run? Don’t lose hope just yet, because there are still opportunities to get a BSR bib. Einstein Healthcare Network still has openings on #TeamEinstein, but you have to commit to either making a donation to or raising money for... Read more

Top 5 abdominal training mistakes: Why you’re unhappy with your midsection

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
The elusive six-pack: everybody wants it, but few actually know how to achieve it. The core consists of nearly 35 muscles of the torso from back to front that are responsible for balance and stability. If you're spending hours in the gym crunching away to no avail, there's a good chance you're falling... Read more

Scarring a concern with common flexor tendon injury

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:45 AM
The Phillies recently announced that pitcher Cliff Lee is still working through the common flexor tendon tear that limited his play last season. Depending on his throwing progression, his doctors will have to decide what the next steps will be. Why is this injury such a concern for baseball players? The... Read more

Run better, not less

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
In a month, my office will be packed with people who have avoided the treadmill and the winter weather and have quickly increased their mileage to be able to attend the early spring races. With this ramp up in training, many will develop aches and pains, some of which seem to come and go, some of which... Read more

Workout Revival: Strength training for the Broad Street Run

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Ali Jackson was a promising equestrian athlete, preparing to compete in show jumping in the Olympics before emergency surgery was preformed to save her leg from being amputated. “Doctors told me I’d be lucky to walk again,” she recalls. Well, she’s doing a little more than... Read more

Bridge running, beer drinking with ODDyssey training program

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warmer weather is just around the corner so you know you need to step up your training for race season. The folks at the ODDyssey Half Marathon Training Team want to help you run stronger with their Philadelphia Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program. This six-week group running program will... 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.

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 Health
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. 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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