Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former pro basketball player sheds light on mental and emotional toll of the game

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
When South Jersey native Tyson Hartnett first hit the basketball courts in 4th grade, he had no idea what kind of journey he was in for -- all the ups and downs and finally redemption on the road to playing professional basketball. In his new book, Hoop Dreams Fulfilled: An Athlete’s Failure... Read more

The Bicycling Open: Ride like the pros

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Known by most people in Philly as “The Bike Race”, this year’s race renamed the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, has gone through many changes in its thirty year history and this year is no different with a new organizer, g4 Productions and the return of the Women’s... Read more

Don’t let a cramp sideline you from the race

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many times as we race we see people on the side of the road in various states of injury. Many people I see are pulled over to the side of the race trying to stretch a muscle that is in spasm. Wanting to continue the race, but not sure what to do, they will try to stretch out the cramp. However, this... Read more

Could you be at risk for a pelvic stress fracture?

Monday, June 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
“No pain, no gain.” You probably hear this all of the time, but does pushing through physical pain really improve your performance? Not likely. More often it can derail your training. By not listening to your body, you might be ignoring serious injury like a pelvic stress fracture, an... Read more

Study offers novel approach to increasing throwing speed

Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
In the heat of the game, baseball and softball players know that whether they are pitching or throwing to third to get a runner out, their throwing velocity is crucial to the game. However, most traditional training programs which focus on increasing muscle endurance in the core – the proximal... Read more

Transforming your work space into a workout space

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is your desk job adding weight to your waistline? The majority of Americans spend their day sedentary, resulting in poor posture, weight gain and sloppy eating habits. Hours spent screen scrolling and donut dipping at your desk has transformed your jawline into a bird-like feature. While a Pelican... Read more

Skateboarding injuries: Taking risks to extremes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia is rich in skateboarding culture and this time of year, you can see skaters out in droves soaking up the rays and riding their boards at skate parks like FDR and Paine Skate Parks and even at your local playground. As with all extreme sports, they love the shot of endorphins that races... Read more

Take the dread out of your tread routine

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you bored with your monotonous treadmill routine? Of course you are! Grammatically speaking, the word “treadmill” is synonymous with terms such as, “chore,” “drudgery,” and “rut.” A running revelation - treadmills were designed to peak your heart... Read more

SUP Yoga returns to Spruce Street Harbor Park

Monday, May 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you didn’t grab a paddle board and strike a pose at the Spruce Street Harbor Park last summer, then here’s your chance to finally downward dog on the water. SUP Yoga will be back on Wednesday, June 17. SUP Yoga, also known as Paddle Board Yoga, is a unique combo of Stand Up Paddle Boarding... Read more

Stay cool in the game despite rising temperatures

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer can be especially brutal for athletes who push themselves despite the rising heat index. As we head into summer, athletes and their coaches need to be on the lookout for the three most common types of heat illness: heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and exertional heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is... 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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