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Back Injuries

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

Dr. James Andrews among top presenters at Rothman Impact of Sports Conference

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
The NFL season kicked off this past weekend. College football season is just hitting its stride, and September may be Major League Baseball’s most important month. In other words, there’s not much free time right now for James Andrews, M.D., who works with teams in all three of these sports... Read more

Are flip-flops really bad for you?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is the time of year that I become horribly unpopular amongst my athletes. One of the things that many people use to identify summer with, flip flops, are back in season — and as quickly as they make their appearance, I tell my patients to put them back in the closet. Flip flops can be... Read more

Treating and dealing with back pain

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 5:30 AM
I was always amazed when working with athletes how it seemed that lower back pain was accepted as the norm. Most people brush off the sore back that they wake up with and hope that by moving around, it will get better. While there is some truth to that statement, just moving around and not really doing... Read more

Injury recovery: Heat or ice?

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5:30 AM
“What should I do? Heat or ice?” The amount of times I have been asked this could qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records. The most confusing part for people is that if you ask 20 different health care professionals, you will get 20 different answers because the literature varies... Read more

When exercise becomes a pain in the butt

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 5:30 AM
A pain in the butt. Sometimes that is how the infamous athletic injury begins — just a pain in the butt. Many times I see runners, cyclists and other athletes who have pain in their back, legs and hips. Often they all can point to one specific spot that hurts. This spot that hurts is generally... Read more

Shoulder injuries: Don't wait til it's too late!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
Shoulders take a lot of abuse in our daily lives. We lift and carry heavy objects, reach in awkward ways, hang bags from them, throw things and undoubtedly stress them with the repetitive tasks demanded by our professions. Additionally, the misguided workout positions, routine recreational pursuits... 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, 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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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