Thursday, September 3, 2015

Back Injuries

Sitting can be a real pain sometimes

Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Almost 80% of all Americans experience back pain, and for many of them that pain comes from sitting long periods like at work. Described as discomfort or an ache or throbbing, the pain is usually lumped into the generic diagnosis of low back pain. Most people are surprised when sitting down doesn’t... Read more

How to golf without hurting your back

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
As summer comes to a close, many golfers find themselves evaluating their play. And as the summer golf season winds down, remember that it’s easy to find yourself with chronic neck or back pain if you don’t take precautions. Even pros such as Tiger Woods and Peter Jacobsen, a former Laser... Read more

Believe in a way back to fitness with a spinal cord injury

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
It's 7:30 a.m. at Magee Riverfront’s Wellness Center and Delano Turnipseed has already broken a sweat on a very unique type of exercise equipment: a seated elliptical machine designed specifically for individuals with leg paralysis. To look at his trim but muscular frame, you would never guess... Read more

Why rest is not the best thing for back pain

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 AM
Most often in my office, I see back pain patients and the ones I see have had more than one episode of the back pain before they come in and seek medical care. Most people wait until a few episodes of pain or spasms before they seek any sort of help. The usual course of action is they felt the pain... Read more

Get relief from your sciatica pain

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sciatica, one of the most common forms of back pain, has come to be an overused term identifying many types of back pain, veering from its original meaning. Not all back pain is sciatica, but sciatica can be a form of back pain. And while consultation from a medical professional is the best course... Read more

5 moves you should avoid at the gym

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you’re a power lifter or body builder, please stop reading. If you’re a high level athlete, please read with an open mind. Now for the rest of us… My patients ask me all of the time, “What can I do in the gym?” For me, it’s not what you can and can’t do... 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

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

8 tips to prevent injury in kids' sports

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fall sports season is in full swing now and many parents’ nights and weekends are spent on the sidelines of their child’s game. Whether they play soccer or lacrosse or even dance, your primary concern as a parent is to keep them safe while they are doing something they love. While all injuries... Read more

2 area PT clinics expand services for athletes

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Conshohocken Physical Therapy in Conshohocken and Total Performance Physical Therapy in North Wales have been going through some growing pains lately as they renovated, expanded and added new talent to their roster in order to offer more comprehensive rehabilitation and sports training services. Conshohocken... 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.

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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
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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