Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Protect your hamstring with these exercises

Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Hamstring strains are common injuries in sports. They represent the most common injury in sports like soccer and track, accounting for up to 12-16 percent of injuries. Given the large incidence, and that once injured you are at a greater risk of re-injury, many teams commit time and effort in attempting... Read more

New fitness studio offers pick your own herbs

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Imagine being able to take a yoga or Pilates class and pick up some fresh herbs or produce on your way out the door? Well, while this might seem a novelty to us here in the states, this scenario is quite common in other parts of the world. Billy Mestichelli, owner of hydropose studio, a new health... Read more

The Trainer’s Guide to knocking out knee pain

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is your workout routine bringing you to your knees? Whether you are a roadrunner who is clocking in major mileage, a gym-goer grinding out your weekly workout or experiencing the early stiffening stages of arthritis, nagging knee pain is enough to sideline any sweat session. While it is vital to... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 1

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
There is one word you must become comfortable with to dominate the Spartan Race. Almost everything else is negotiable, but not this. Burpees. If you can perform burpees safely, efficiently and repeatedly, you’ll complete the Spartan Race with flying colors. Period. Many of our Team Relentless... Read more

Two new locations for The Wall Cycling Studio

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:26 PM
The Wall Cycling Studio, the uber-popular spin spot in Manayunk, has broadened its horizons! Due to its rapidly growing success, owner Juliet Sabella opened the doors to her brand new outpost in Phoenixville on Tuesday, September 8. A little over a year ago, Sabella called one of her long-time instructors... Read more

Can weighted plyometrics increase vertical jump?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
As a physical therapist and strength coach, I often receive questions from coaches and athletes. Recently I was asked about weighted plyometrics. Here is the question: “I am coaching volleyball this year. What are your thoughts on weighted plyos to increase vertical jump? 10-11% body weight... Read more

Body Cycle and Fit Academy team up for 3 for 1 special

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Do you get bored easily with your workout or have you been looking to switch up your fitness routine with something new, but afraid of the commitment? Well, Body Cycle Studio and Fit Academy have the perfect solution for you. On Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m. and then again at 1:30 p.m., they are... Read more

You deserve a massage this week

Monday, September 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s time to get a massage. As long as there have been human beings, there has been massage, but far too many people have gone through decades of living without a single professional massage. There are more reasons to get a massage than I can write, but I will highlight some of the obvious and... Read more

Solve foot pain before it sidelines you

Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that everyone is ramping up for half marathon and marathon training season, injuries and aches and pains are starting to crop up. The miles are slowly increasing and this means that so is the pain. Sometimes running can be a real pain in the foot, knee, hip pain or back. Many people will try to... Read more

Should you ice or heat your injury?

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
You’ve done it again. You tweaked your muscles during a workout or while performing some sort of physical activity. Now your muscles are screaming at you and you don’t know what to do. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned athlete, a newbie to working out or just trying to... 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.

Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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
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.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
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
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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