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Archive: January, 2013

Eagles' new boss could enjoy 'longer honeymoon period'

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:51 PM
News of the surprise hire of Chip Kelly as the 21st head coach in Philadelphia Eagles history dominated Twitter timelines early this afternoon. From fans to analysts and former players, it seems everyone has a strong opinion on the new man in charge. But what factors will ultimately determine Coach... Read more

'Philadelphia Winter Warmer' CrossFit event draws hundreds

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 9:55 AM
The popularity of CrossFit has grown nationwide in the past few years. This past weekend was proof that the movement has reached Philadelphia. Some 200 athletes and over 500 spectators converged on Northeast Soundstage and Studios in Port Richmond for Saturday’s event, featuring the best of... Read more

Phillies' doc named head of MLB team physicians

Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:34 PM
Philadelphia Phillies’ Team Physician and Sports Doc panelist Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, has been elected the 2013 President of Major League Baseball’s Team Physician Association (TPA). Dr. Ciccotti, Chief of Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute, was elected via vote by members of the... Read more

Doctors, parents team up to STOP sports injuries

Friday, January 11, 2013, 12:55 PM
Sports seem to saturate our lives. In fact, it’s hard to go through a day without reading, hearing or seeing something about sports. The enthusiasm for sports certainly has no age limit. Studies show that there are over 45 million young athletes in the United States participating in a broad range... Read more

CTE: What is it and what can we do?

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:34 PM
This morning’s news confirming that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before his suicide in May again begs the question: what can be done by sports medicine professionals and the NFL to prevent or decrease the incidences of this condition? Last... Read more

Making football safe: A history of injury prevention

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 11:01 AM
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series by Peter DeLuca, MD, Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles. I was recently covering a high school football game as a Team Physician. Gazing down the sideline, I saw boys of various sizes and body types. There were young adults... Read more

Philly hosts U.S. Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 2:35 PM
This weekend, thousands of coaches, players, fans and officials will converge on Philadelphia for the annual U.S. Lacrosse National Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event celebrates one of the fastest-growing sports for men and women in North America—and it all starts Friday... Read more

Flyers’ trainer: ‘Shame on us’ if players aren’t prepared

Monday, January 7, 2013, 11:47 AM
With the news of a tentative settlement between the NHL and its Players Association coming in the wee hours of Sunday morning, today it’s back to work for the Flyers’ Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach—and member of our Sports Doc panel—Jim McCrossin, ATC. But... Read more

Sports Specialization and Overuse Injuries

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 5:30 AM
As a pediatric sports medicine surgeon, I treat a lot of young athletes with hopes and dreams of eventually making it to the pros. Whether it’s a young pitcher who wants to throw curveballs like Cole Hamels or the running back who wants to break tackles like LeSean McCoy, a lot of youth athletes... Read more
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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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