Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The impact of USA Women’s World Cup victory on girls

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
The USA Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup victory over Japan on July 5 was the most watched women’s sporting event in U.S. history. Over 25 million people watched the U.S. women win the World Cup for the first time since 1999, and names like Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach have... Read more

Beware of Bro-Science: Muscle-building myths and fat-loss fallacies

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you met a bro-scientist? You know, the guy at the gym who, like his kissing cousin the “amateur golf guru,” is always full of tips. The bro-scientist, and his well-sculpted credentials, usually finds you after a particularly dissatisfying workout with some pointers on how many grams... Read more

Could how you breathe be causing you back pain?

Monday, July 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Breathing is currently a buzz word in the rehab, strength and performance settings. Recently physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers and strength coaches have been discussing breathing and how it relates to core stabilization and shoulder, neck, back and hip pain. In a rehab setting Hodges... Read more

Something hurts….should I continue running?

Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve all been there. Something begins hurting while on a run one day, and we begin to ponder our next move. We ask ourselves, “Should I finish my run as planned?” As runners, this seemingly simple question poses quite a dilemma for us. And rolling the dice is definitely not our... Read more

Stress Urinary Incontinence in the female athlete

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the most common, but rarely discussed issues that female athletes face is urinary incontinence during exercise. This phenomenon is also known as stress urinary incontinence and is defined as the involuntary leaking of urine during activities like running, jumping, laughing or coughing. One study... Read more

Effective relaxation techniques to try this week

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Wouldn’t it be nice if our typical weekly schedules were reversed so that we all had five day weekends and two workdays a week? That would leave more time for family, friends, and hobbies and less time stressing at work. On-the-job stress and other stressful situations take a huge toll on... Read more

The 'balls to the wall' workout

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to get on the ball with your workout routine? The majority of fitness folk waste precious time with water breaks, walking from machine to machine and getting stuck in unprovoked babble with Glen the garlic breathing gym gnome, who always has a fresh roll of photos on hand to share from... Read more

How much exercise is safe during pregnancy?

Monday, July 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Athletes are so in tune with their bodies, even a minor physical change can be disconcerting. Pregnancy ranks as a major change -- but it’s no reason to cancel a gym membership. Kimberly Arkebauer, an obstetrician and gynecologist with Crozer-Keystone Health System, recommends that pregnant... Read more

The Wall Cycling Studio offers roof-top classes

Friday, July 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Juliet Sabella, co-owner of The Wall Cycling Studio in Manayunk, loves coming up with fresh ideas to help inspire her clients’ workouts. She has done special outdoor spin sessions in the past and had a great response, but this time around she wanted to offer a different perspective…a more... Read more

Go wild with the Walpack Wilderness Challenge

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Michelle Hull, race director of the Walpack Wilderness Challenge is looking for athletes on the hunt for a new fitness challenge. In its 5th year, this year’s race will include a 5 mile run and a duathlon (Run 6K, Bike 21K, Run 2K) on a challenging, but picturesque course in the Walpack Valley... 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
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,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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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