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Martial arts: From killing art to wellness and fitness

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Sometimes looking into the past sheds light on our current concepts and even future performance. Take for instance martial arts. Most would not associate current day wellness to the practice of martial arts (more commonly referred to as karate), especially considering the history of martial arts. Oh... Read more

What the NCAA Concussion Settlement means for the future of sports

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:50 PM
Today’s NCAA Concussion Settlement was again recognition that mild traumatic brain injuries can potentially have long term effects. Further investigation involving base line testing, post concussive measures, and medical management will continue to be pursued in light of the NCAA’s settlement... Read more

Take your butt to booty camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
The days of stick-figure physiques are a thing of the past. Strong is the new sexy and your backside is taking center stage. There are songs dedicated to it, Kardashian empires built upon it — no ifs, ands or butts about it, a shapely posterior is what women want and men desire. So, pick up your... Read more

Why is my hand tingling?

Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s a question we get a lot at Total Performance Physical Therapy, and unfortunately the truth is, like most cases, there’s not one definite answer. There are many different causes for your hand to develop paraesthesias, or commonly described as “pins and needles” or uncomfortable... Read more

What’s Happening: The Color Run Night debuting in Philly

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia loves a good color run. How do I know that? The self-named “happiest 5K on the planet” has sold out every year in Philly. Luckily, this year, they’re coming back again with an epic encore. On October 18, Philadelphia will host the country’s first The Color Run... Read more

Treatment for acute and chronic thumb ligament injuries

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
In my previous blog, I briefly talked about skier's thumb, a very commonly missed injury to the ligaments of the thumb. Skier's thumb is an acute tear to one of the stabilizing ligaments to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. It usually occurs as a result of falling on an outstretched hand... Read more

Free summer workouts to do every day of the week

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Often times, the biggest barrier to working out is cost. With some of Philly’s premiere studios charging upwards of $25 a class, it can be easy to use expense as an excuse to skip out on your daily exercise. Luckily, we've rounded up a full week's worth of free fitness options in Philadelphia... Read more

10-minute full-body hotel room workout for travelers

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 6:00 AM
Taking a nice, long, relaxing vacation is the best. Do you know what’s not the best? Trying to get back on the workout wagon after your muscles have lounged lazily for seven straight days. Fortunately, the wellness-minded Kimpton Hotels tapped Hotel Monaco Philadelphia’s doorman Thomas... Read more

Goal Oriented: Getting you prepped for preseason

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
In less than eight weeks high school athletes will be gearing up for their fall season. Athlete’s ranging from football players to field hockey players are getting ready for the 2014 fall season. If you drive past most high schools you will see teams practicing on the fields that surround their... Read more

What’s Happening: Color Me Rad 5K

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Things are about to get pretty rad in Philadelphia. Color Me Rad 5K, the most colorful 5K on the planet, is coming to the Wells Fargo Center on August 30, 2014. If you need an excuse to let loose, this untimed run is definitely for you. Runners in this 5K aren’t trying to get their best time;... 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.

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, 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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