Friday, October 31, 2014
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Reading’s Alexa Cupitt spreads hope at Philly’s Heart Walk

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Tricia Cupitt became pregnant with Alexa, she had no idea the roller coaster ride she and her family would be taken on. It was her third pregnancy and she wasn’t expecting any complications. “My pregnancy was going great and then my blood tests came back indicating a chance that my... Read more

Former UFC fighter wants to be spine surgery patients’ ‘rock’

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Nate “Rock” Quarry was in the prime of his career as an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter when he started to experience back pain that got so bad that he couldn’t even pick up his daughter. Afraid that having back surgery would be the death knell of his career, but knowing that... Read more

Goal Oriented: Rise and shine! Here's your new morning ritual

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all know the feeling. The alarm clock goes off and we hit snooze. After 3-4 rounds of pressing reset on the clock we know that we need to wake up and start the day. We stumble out of bed and begin our day. Depending on your situation you may have kids that you need to get ready for school which... Read more

Cyc Fitness, DavidBartonGym coming to Philadelphia in 2015

Monday, October 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Pounding beats, strobing lights, a full-body workout in a party atmosphere is what you can expect from Cyc Fitness when it rides into Philadelphia this summer. While spin class has been a popular way to exercise for awhile now with boutique studios popping up all over the place, Cyc Fitness Founder... Read more

Slow motion analysis improves outcomes for athletes

Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
As physical therapists, our eyes are trained to spot movement dysfunctions and bio-mechanical deviations from the time our patients walk in the door, sit in the waiting room and throughout our examinations. We can see the big picture of muscle imbalances, range of motion deficits, mobility problems... Read more

Unite Fitness Decathlon: Keeping the fun in fitness

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Staying fit and healthy doesn’t have to be all work and no play according to the creators of the Unite Fitness Decathlon (UFD). In the hopes of inspiring people to change the way they look at cross-training, they developed 10 fitness challenges that are all mixed up along a 10K trail run. What... Read more

Pure Barre Philly wants you to feel your boobies

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Pure Barre Philadelphia and the Feel Your Boobies Foundation want to know: How well do you know your boobies? Between Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 31, they will be teaming up to raise money for breast health education. Are you ready to take the “Give Urself A Hand: 20 in 30 Challenge?” PureBarre... Read more

Goal Oriented: Fuel your body like a top athlete

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Think of your body like a car. If you put cheap gas in your vehicle there is a good chance that your automobile will run slow and may even break down. I use this analogy with the athletes I work with because I think it gives them a clear image of what can happen when you put poor fuel into an engine... Read more

Philly center for hip injury care

Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
While maybe not talked about as much as concussions and ACL injuries, athletes are also susceptible to a wide spectrum of injuries that can cause significant and often debilitating hip and groin pain. Hip and groin injuries have been successfully treated with hip arthroscopy in high level athletes... Read more

Even suspected concussion cause for concern

Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Over the past decade, we have seen a significant change in the management and recognition of concussions. Many years ago, there was substantial dispute in simply diagnosing concussions with many people feeling that concussions only occurred when a person lost consciousness. Terms like “bell ringer”... 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
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
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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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