Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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When should you skip the workout buddy?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
My company, Total Performance Physical Therapy offers group training programs for various distance runs, yet I am constantly called to the table because the first thing I tell people to do when they are injured is to stop running with a group, stop running with a partner, and just run by yourself.... Read more

Get movin’ with Run to Work Day Philly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
On your mark. Get set. Go. Jumpstart your day by running to work on Friday, September 19. Running is already a favorite form of exercise here in the Philadelphia area. People are pulling on their running shoes before work, after, even at lunch time, but what about on the way to work? It is amazing... Read more

6 common fitness myths dispelled

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fitness Myth #1: Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising. Fact: Muscle and fat are two different types of tissue. One does not become the other. When you stop exercising, your muscles shrink, or atrophy, so over time, the percent of body fat increases while muscle mass decreases. Fitness Myth... Read more

2 Olympians to compete in Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia’s Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon now in its 37th year is a unique race that brings professional athletes including Olympians and World Championship winners together with the every day runner for a fun weekend of running and rock-n-roll. This year, Olympians Kara Goucher and Deena Kastor... Read more

2 area PT clinics expand services for athletes

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Conshohocken Physical Therapy in Conshohocken and Total Performance Physical Therapy in North Wales have been going through some growing pains lately as they renovated, expanded and added new talent to their roster in order to offer more comprehensive rehabilitation and sports training services. Conshohocken... Read more

Kimpton wants you to strike a pose for National Yoga Month

Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Come on, Philly, go ahead and strike your best yoga pose! While in homage to boxer Rocky Balboa, many people run the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, you can now snap a photo of yourself doing the downward facing dog yoga pose on those same famous steps as well as other famous locales like Independence... Read more

Tennis elbow not just for the Serena Williams’ of the world

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Tennis elbow” has less to do with tennis as you might think. This painful condition, in more medical terms referred to as "lateral epicondylitis," develops on the outer portions of the elbow as a result of repetitive overuse. During the warm weather months when people are more active... Read more

Mind and body: 7 tips for beginner yogis

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
It is still National Yoga Month and the perfect time to take your first yoga class. Whether you are just looking to diversify your workout routine or hoping to embrace the spiritual as well as physical side of yoga, there are many different styles to choose from and whole new vocabulary to learn so... Read more

Dr. James Andrews among top presenters at Rothman Impact of Sports Conference

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
The NFL season kicked off this past weekend. College football season is just hitting its stride, and September may be Major League Baseball’s most important month. In other words, there’s not much free time right now for James Andrews, M.D., who works with teams in all three of these sports... Read more

The Philly 10K: The Philly-est race you can run

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
On Saturday, September 6, 3,000 runners took to the streets for the inaugural Philly 10K. Philadelphia Runner’s first-ever road race was a huge hit. And as a 10K first-timer, I was so happy with my decision to use this race as my springboard into the amazing running scene that Philly has to offer... 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
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
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