Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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What’s Happening: Lifestyle Change Award Nominations

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Changing unhealthy habits is never easy. When you have spent most of your life eating fast food and junk and not exercising, your meal choices tend to be on autopilot and difficult to alter. We have all heard the stories about how America is one of the most obese nations in the world and probably know... Read more

What’s Happening: The Zombie Mud Run

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Looking to spice up your fitness routine? Why not work up a sweat while being chased by zombies? Or better yet, become the undead yourself at The Zombie Mud Run at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, NJ on September 27. It seems like our fascination for all things zombie isn't going to wane anytime time... Read more

Goal Oriented: 5 reasons I love to train outside

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
“I don’t have a gym membership...” “My gym doesn’t have kettlebells...” “I can’t do a pull-up, I am so weak...” “I do 200 crunches a night but I don’t have any abs...” (FYI, stop wasting your time with crunches) “I don’t... Read more

Concussion lawsuit seeks rule changes in soccer, expert weighs in

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 9:20 PM
In an article released today in the New York Times, Concussion Lawsuit Seeks to Force Rules Changes in Soccer, a group of soccer parents and players filed a class-action lawsuit against FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, over its handling of concussions. This suit also names a number... Read more

Should young pitchers throw curveballs?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Little League World Series and the Taney Dragons have captured the hearts of so many around the nation. They kept nearly everyone in the Philly area intrigued and watching the games from the edge of our seats. However, while watching the Little League World Series, I couldn’t help but... Read more

10 fall races to run in Philadelphia for a good cause

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10:47 AM
Fall is the unofficial start to the racing calendar and I'm sure many of you are lacing up your sneaks and training for Philly’s big marathon weekends. In the midst of logging all of those miles, why not switch up your routine and consider joining a smaller race for a good cause? Yep, that's... Read more

Achilles tendon rupture: My personal experience

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Achilles tendon rupture, the fear of every middle age man on the basketball and tennis court. Now that I am in my 40s I fall into that category. And unfortunately for me, I recently felt the dreaded “pop” while playing doubles tennis. At first, I thought the ball came from the next court... Read more

Kids and sports: How much is too much?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon to many professional athletes came out with a video recently stating that what kids need is rest from their sport not more time in their sport. Many of the injuries that are occurring in kids today are because they are doing too much and what they are being... Read more

Rothman Institute takes hard stance on returning to play after a concussion

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:35 PM
“When in doubt, sit them out.” That’s the CDC’s motto on returning to play after a concussion. That philosophy is also echoed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the international leader in concussion management. Yet the motto still leaves coaches and parents with... Read more

Poor pitching mechanics and how to correct them

Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Why do pitchers get hurt? And why are they getting hurt at increasingly alarming rates? It’s been a question that is asked around every baseball circle from the major leagues to youth organizations. As athletic trainers specializing in baseball, much of our careers have been dedicated to finding... 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 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
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