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'Gamekeeper's thumb' and how it affects athletes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4:33 PM
On a day like today, skiing may be the last thing on your mind. But I wanted to discuss an injury that can be easily missed for being a lot less obvious than a broken bone, but not any less important and perhaps more difficult to manage. ‘Skier’s thumb’ is an acute injury to one... Read more

USMNT injuries and what they mean for the rest of the World Cup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:21 PM
One of the biggest victories in recent United States soccer history did not come without a price. Last evening’s match with Ghana saw United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) striker Jozy Altidore leave the game with what appeared to be a significant hamstring injury. In interviews, Altidore... Read more

Goal Oriented: Get ready to HIIT the beach this summer!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is finally upon us and people have started to head to the shore for some much needed rest and relaxation. If you are someone who exercises on a regular basis it may seem like your training will have to take a back seat for the time that you are at the beach. I personally love to exercise... Read more

Free boot camp classes at Sister Cities Park with Free Fitness Philly

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Most often, 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 daily exercise. Luckily for you, Free Fitness Philly is breaking down that barrier by offering free weekly... Read more

Fitness-related gifts for Dad on Father's Day

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Father’s Day is around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you may be wondering what to get Dad. My father no longer wears ties to work– so that’s out–and probably has three “back-up” wallets I’ve given him over the last several years. So, maybe this... Read more

Free fitness and fun with Phila.'s November Project

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:52 PM
First and foremost, let’s get this free fitness alert out of the way — on Friday mornings at 6:25 a.m. you can meet the November Project for a free(!) cross-training workout at Penn’s Franklin Field. Now, what is the November Project, you ask? It all started in 2011 in Boston —... Read more

4 reasons you don’t want to miss Be Well Philly Boot Camp

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
On Saturday, June 7th, Philadelphia Magazine and Independence Blue Cross hosted their third annual Be Well Philly Boot Camp, a celebration of all things health and wellness for women in the Philadelphia area. Be Well Boot Camp is an all-levels event that offers women the opportunity to get inspired... Read more

Can we explain the increase in Tommy John surgeries?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Tommy John Surgery… the three words every baseball pitcher dreads hearing. It indicates a long tedious road of rehabilitation and valuable time away from the game. The rehabilitation following surgery generally takes 12 months to return to pitching and 18 for a full recovery. There are also... Read more

We tried it: Stand-up paddleboard yoga with Aqua Vida

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
Last Tuesday, I ducked out of the office around lunchtime to get my downward dog on. Except, this was no ordinary class. As I opened my eyes for my first sun salutation, what came into view wasn’t the mirrored walls of a typical studio — but, a beautiful view of the Philadelphia skyline... Read more

Hydration and cramping: how badly was LeBron hurting?

Monday, June 9, 2014, 10:20 AM
LeBron James is taking a lot of heat for being carried off the court due to leg cramps. It seems that every news outlet and everyone with a Twitter account has an opinion of how this should have been handled and what caused it. Can cramps really cause enough pain to make you leave the game? And does... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
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
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.
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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