Saturday, May 30, 2015

Become a better golfer by getting in better shape

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
The one thing that we have come to know in the past decade is that in order to have the best golf game possible you need to take it off the course and get it into the gym. Practice on the course can help you perfect your aim, but if you lack in strength in the hips, core and upper body, you are lacking... Read more

You finished the race…now learn how to best recover!

Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
What’s your first thought upon finishing a running race? If you’re like most runners, your first thought is just the beginning of a stream of thoughts from your still slightly delirious self. “I need a beer” may quickly be followed by “Thank God that’s over…tired…beer…need... Read more

Overuse throwing injuries in youth is preventable

Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
With the spring sports season well under way, besides an increase of sunshine, there is usually an increase in injuries as well and baseball players in little leagues are no exception. Overuse injuries from constant repetitive motions are a common injury, but does that mean less play time is the answer?... Read more

Secrets of working out as you age

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
How do you stay active in middle age? Here are 3 role models who can each teach us some exercise wisdom. As we get older, our bodies may be not as flexible and strong as before. We may not bounce back from working out and sports as easily as before. As well, our time can get filled with work, friends... Read more

Sports: It’s all about kids having fun, right?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although Mother Nature took her time this year, it appears that springtime is finally upon us. As the grass turns greener and the weather gets warmer, youth spring sports are now in full swing. So as we embark on this youth season, it’s a good time for parents, coaches, and adults everywhere... Read more

Running faster is all in the hips

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many people when they look to increase their speed, begin running intervals or trying to run faster speeds when they are out for longer runs. This strategy may work for a little bit, but probably will plateau after a while, if it even works at all. In order to make life long changes to increase your... Read more

Damage Control: How to avoid growing pains at the gym

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you an excessive exerciser? We all know that exercise is important but most weight room worshipers don’t realize that too much of a good thing can exist when it comes to physical fitness. It is important to listen to your body when you start to feel the aches and pains associated with activities... Read more

HIIT Bootcamp Run coming this May

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you hit a plateau when it comes to losing those last few stubborn pounds? You might want to try Weston Fitness’ HIIT Bootcamp Run which is starting this May and will run every Saturday through the summer. It combines running with strength training for a complete workout. Just imagine going... Read more

Runners: Don’t forget about exercising your core

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you noticed that when you talk to fitness experts and enthusiasts alike, a key buzzword in every conversation is “the core.” According to MossRehab’s sports & spine rehabilitation specialist Dr. Jeff North, our core is literally our core, or the center of our body and the... Read more

It does matter how you play the game

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s hard to have watched the recently completed NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship games without dreaming about being a star athlete. After all, the athletes we have been watching on television during these games have been so athletic, coordinated, and talented, who... 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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