Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6 yoga poses to improve your posture

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:00 AM
When I decided to become a full-time yoga teacher, I had a misguided representation that my days would be filled with handstands and down dogs. Now as a studio owner, while my days may consist of plenty of asana, they are also filled with sitting at a desk, plugging away numbers and filing papers for... Read more

How to shovel snow without hurting yourself

Friday, January 22, 2016, 11:27 AM
As the first major snowstorm of 2016 descends upon the Philadelphia area, it’s important to remind everyone that shoveling snow can be very dangerous and in some cases fatal. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission more than 200,000 people were treated in 2014 in hospital emergency... Read more

Slope session: Exercises to help you hit your ski stride

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:00 AM
Do you need a dry run before hitting the slopes this winter? Unless you are living on the side of a mountain like a Yeti, chances are you don’t have easy access to steep alpine terrain to practice your powder-pounding moves. Regardless of your skill level, it is important to protect your legs... Read more

Is RICE a thing of the past?

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4:00 AM
One of the things I get asked about a lot is RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation. We grew up with the knowledge of if something hurts RICE, but current research finds that this practice may actually cause more harm than good. In the past, if you sustained an injury, the first thing... Read more

Aqua Vida moves indoors to the pool at Drexel Recreation Center

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 4:00 AM
During these bitter winter months, we’re longing for the days of sweaty summer workouts. Luckily, the ladies of Aqua Vida are here to ease our seasonal depression. In 2014, Jana Mars and Daphne Murphy launched their standup paddleboard yoga series in Philadelphia. I tried one of their SUP yoga... Read more

Khloé Kardashian shares her favorite gym equipment

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 4:00 AM
Last week, Khloé Kardashian stopped by The Tonight Show to promote her new memoir, “Strong Looks Better Naked”. While sharing her fitness journey with Jimmy Fallon, Kardashian admitted that she’s a “leg and [butt] girl,” making her favorite gym equipment the Stair... Read more

20-minute total body conditioning workout

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 4:00 AM
Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button every five minutes in the morning, leaving no time to get a quick sweat session in before work? Is time the limiting factor that prevents you from exercising? Luckily, I’ve crafted a body-scorching workout that is efficiently designed for you to... Read more

How to get through the hardest part of your workout

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:00 AM
We'd all like to reap the benefits of working out while also enjoying our time at the gym, right? But working out hard is, well, hard. The sweating, the shortness of breath, the muscle burn... How do others do it? What are some motivation tips that other exercisers use? I asked some gym goers at... Read more

Winter warrior workout: A cold weather-proof routine

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you ready to winter-proof your workout? Don’t let the weather put a deep freeze on your fitness routine. Finding the motivation to start moving is the hardest part of any workout. Therefore, it is important to tap into what inspires you. Are you questing to conquer an upcoming race, such... Read more

Sports Doc panelist Rob Franks wins prestigious award from Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association

Monday, January 11, 2016, 3:10 PM
R . Robert Franks, DO, F.A.O.A.S.M, sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute, co-medical director of Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center, and Sports Doc panelist, has won the 2016 Dr. David G. Moyer – Physician Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA). The... 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, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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
Justicia DeClue Owner, Maha Yoga Studio
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
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
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
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 B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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