Wednesday, February 10, 2016

5 questions you should be asking your physical therapist

Monday, January 11, 2016, 4:00 AM
Finding a physical therapist is easy. Physical therapy clinics are seemingly on every corner. It is important to note however that not all physical therapy is the same so you want to make sure that you find a therapist that best fits your needs. Financial considerations aside, you are always able to... Read more

How to finally reach your resolution this year

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 4:00 AM
Are you ready to kick that stubborn, won’t go away weight for good? Becoming the healthiest version of ourselves is always high on our New Year’s Resolution list, however we fall victim to the same health and fitness faux pas each year. Avoid the number one mistake of setting unrealistic... Read more

Rotator cuff surgery: What to expect

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 4:00 AM
As I sat in the waiting room with a family member about to have Shoulder surgery, I decided it would be a good time to write a post on rotator cuff surgery. Rotator cuff surgery is a common surgery with approximately 250,000 performed per year in the US.1, 2 The Injury The rotator cuff is actually... Read more

What you need to know before signing up at a new gym

Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 4:00 AM
If you didn't practice restraint over the holidays (or throughout all of last year), that's okay, folks in the fitness business are here to help. In fact, they’re counting on you and all of the new “resolutionists” to get them out of their holiday doldrums. But before you run out... Read more

Hardcore: Stability exercises to restore your core

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 4:00 AM
Is your body off balance? Think twice before skimping on core stabilizing exercises at your next sweat session. While most people prefer a routine that focuses on boosting their biceps, backs and booties, it is equally as important to perform exercises that encourage core strength, stability and... Read more

How long does it take to get out of shape?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 4:00 AM
During the holidays, many of us take some time off from our regimented workout schedules. But exactly how long does it take for your body to start losing all of the progress you’ve made? While inactivity does leads to deconditioning, the good news is that with minimal effort, you can maintain... Read more

Concussion: If you had a son, would you let him play football?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
This week, we’ll see the release of the new movie "Concussion" — a drama about the connection between head trauma in NFL athletes and their later development of brain pathology. While we're all very familiar with concussion lingo – 'CTE', for example - I wanted to ask an expert to... Read more

4 yoga poses to wring out the holiday season

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 5:00 AM
This time of year is without a doubt my very most favorite. The air has a sudden chill which invites me to clutch to a cup of tea every second of every day. The days are short, and although the little amount of sunlight could be considered unfortunate, it’s that much more time that I get to see... Read more

What are aerobic and anaerobic exercises?

Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:00 AM
Unless you are a fitness expert, you may not know the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercises. In simple terms, you can breathe easily during aerobic exercise while breathing is harder during anaerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is low to moderate intensity exercises that can be sustained... Read more

Torch your tummy: The formula to flat abs

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you ready to bust your gut? From Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, our focus is redirected to fun festivities like holiday hooplas, swigging spirits and eating our weight in Christmas cookies. To avoid being haunted by the ghosts of holiday hams past, give yourself the gift of abs so flat... 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
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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