Sunday, July 5, 2015

Unite Fitness named in top 50 U.S. gyms by Men’s Fitness, Yelp

Monday, June 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Known for offering a full body workout in a fun social environment, Unite Fitness Studios recently were recognized as the #1 gym/fitness studio in Pennsylvania and in the Top 50 across America by Men’s Fitness and Yelp. According to Men’s Fitness, what earned Unite such high kudos was... Read more

Local doctor to compete on tonight’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Monday, June 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Does Dr. Rich Shoemaker have what it takes to become a warrior outside of the hospital? Tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC, you can watch Shoemaker, Emergency Medicine physician at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, compete on the popular show "American Ninja Warrior." "American Ninja Warrior" is an action-packed... Read more

What’s It Like To… Complete an ultra-marathon and Ironman triathlon

Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
This is the first in a series called ”What’s It Like To…” where we’ll find out what it’s like to do an extreme sport, be a professional athlete, and more. It’s a peek inside some fascinating worlds that most of us will never experience ourselves, but I hope... Read more

The shore-goer’s weekend fitness guide

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are weekends at the shore causing you to become a health hermit crab? Monday through Thursday, you are calorie-crunching machine - working hard for the weekend. You clock in ample time at the gym, eat well and even walk to work rather than taking public transportation. However, once we cross the 9th... Read more

Rest alone will not solve hamstring pain

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Hamstring pain or injury happens to many athletes during their career. Our office seems to have an abundance of them once running season is in full swing and tempo training starts or when people begin to start pushing their races and runs. Unfortunately, hamstring pain/strain if left alone will not... Read more

They Will Surf Again: Life rolls on after spinal cord injury

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Surfer Jesse Billauer’s life took an unexpected turn in March of 1996 when he landed headfirst into a sandbar while surfing at Zuma Beach in California. Fracturing his neck, he sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury, leaving him with no mobility in his legs and limited mobility of his arms... Read more

Take your workout to the beach this summer

Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Picture this: You are lying on the beach, lulled to sleep by the steady lapping of the waves and the heat of the sun on your face. Feels like heaven, right? It is hard to think about revving up for a sweaty workout when you are in vacation mode, but we all know that we will eventually pay for skipping... Read more

SANKHYA Yoga hosts free yoga fest this July

Friday, June 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
We in Philly love our free yoga, who are we kidding, free everything is great, right? While I am sure many of you were bummed when you heard Wanderlust in the City won’t be coming to Philly this year, there is still good news on the horizon. SANKHYA Yoga School and Wellness Center is hosting... Read more

Groin pain in athletes: clarification of sports hernia

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Sports hernia” is a term that sports fans are pretty familiar with. It seems every week another player is having surgery for it. But what is it really? That is the age old question. The sports medicine community recently published a consensus paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine... Read more

Physical therapy and the human movement system

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you know that your body has a movement system? Left uncontrolled, it can be the source of injuries, aches and pains; however by working with a human movement expert it can be the rock-solid foundation for fitness and long-term health. Let’s be honest, physical therapy is widely associated... 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
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
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
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
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior 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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