Saturday, November 22, 2014
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A newbie's guide to the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
On Sunday morning, I joined 3,000 runners on the Ben Franklin Bridge for the annual Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K. The run benefits the Larc School, a special education school serving students with moderate to severe disabilities at no cost to families. The course began on the New Jersey side of... Read more

Make a date with yourself: 3 tips to a healthier you

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Do you have a healthy relationship with yourself? We value maintaining our bonds with others far more than nurturing our own health and well-being. This became apparent to me after a long work day a few years back. I was driving home – one hand being used to ravenously stuff a Styrofoam packaged... Read more

Ahha! Workshop inspires healthy holiday mindset

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 6:00 AM
Well now that we have survived Halloween and its sugar-induced coma (I know the big bags of candy your kids brought home on Friday are still calling your name), I am sure we are all doubling our efforts to eat right and exercise, but what will we do come Thanksgiving and all that turkey and stuffing?... Read more

Road closures and parking considerations for Run the Bridge

Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:09 PM
This Sunday, November 2, runners will be converging on the Ben Franklin Bridge for the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K and 2-mile walk. Registration opens at 6:15 a.m. with the 10K and 2-mile walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The Kids’ Event will begin at Campbell’s Field in Camden at 8:45... Read more

CHOP gets hip with new young adult program

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
When you think of hip problems, you probably first picture an older man or woman who needs a hip replacement, but hip pain and mobility issues can actually start when you are a lot younger, most commonly from shape deformities in the hip joints. That is why Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia... Read more

Father of Yoga in the West has special Philly connection

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), known as the Father of Yoga in the West, first came to Philadelphia in 1924, he received a warm welcome as he brought to the City of Brotherly Love his teachings on Kriya Yoga, the advanced techniques of meditation which lead to realization of God, and the importance... Read more

When can you return to play after a concussion?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Let’s face it, no one wants to get hurt playing sports, but not all injuries are created equal. Playing through a mild injury to the ankle, knee, or shoulder is something that most players are happy to do, but playing through a head injury of any intensity is a recipe for long term issues. Concussions... Read more

Could my poor posture be causing my headaches?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Is your head pounding after a long day of work deadlines and squabbling children? Everyone would like to think that the only cause of their headaches at the end of the day is something out of their control… work, spouse, children, bills, etc. In fact while those may contribute to how your muscles... Read more

Wrestlers more prone to skin conditions

Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the end of fall sports, it will not be long until local high school and collegiate gymnasiums will be filled with fans celebrating the beginning of wrestling season. Philadelphia has a long tradition of wrestling and has already been celebrated as a wrestling city with the NCWA All-Star Classic... Read more

Should weekend warriors worry about a patellar tendon injury?

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
As most sports fans can attest to, Victor Cruz sustained a very painful and devastating knee injury in the third quarter of the Eagles/Giants football game earlier this month. As a sports medicine physician watching the game with a group of friends and passionate football fans, I became the target... 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,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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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