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Stats and facts about baseball injuries

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
A 2007 study by Dick et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at injury rates for the men’s baseball using the NCAA injury surveillance system from 1988-2004. - The results show a 3x higher rate of injuries in games than in practice. - Division I players had higher injury... Read more

What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

Friday, February 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport. This Strained Sports infographic will help you digest the mountain of statistics and help you better understand how the injuries stack up against each other from sport to sport. Purpose With the hope... Read more

Rothman Institute, Phillies present annual sports medicine symposium

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:41 PM
This Saturday, the Phillies and Rothman Institute will host the 6th annual Sports Medicine Symposium at Citizens Bank Park. The event, which begins with registration and continental breakfast at 6:30 a.m., is targeted for sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers... Read more

Off-season throwing for baseball and softball players

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Throwing a baseball or softball is one of the most difficult activities in sports and requires extreme accuracy and skill. It is also one of the most unnatural motions in sports and leads to many injuries, especially among baseball pitchers. The speed of the pitching shoulder in baseball has been... Read more

The best of Sports Doc 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:30 AM
From serious matters like concussions and performance enhancing drugs, to inspiring stories of athletes overcoming the odds, we’ve enjoyed covering the sports and fitness scene in and around Philadelphia in 2013. What do you hope to see on Sports Doc in 2014? Read more Sports Doc for Sports... Read more

Phillies' doc: MLB 'very focused' on concussion prevention

Friday, December 27, 2013, 5:00 AM
In light of last week’s report on the late Ryan Freel, I decided to outline some of the measures Major League Baseball is taking to address concussions in the sport. MLB has taken a very serious, very focused stance on preventing concussions in baseball. MLB has taken numerous measures to investigate... Read more

Ryan Freel and CTE: What does it mean for baseball's future?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
In the wake of the news that former major league player Ryan Freel was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his suicide, Major League Baseball is joining—and being included—in the ongoing discourse over concussions in sports. Freel, who played for five... Read more

Offseason throwing suggestions for pitchers

Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:03 AM
With autumn in full swing a few things are becoming evident—days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting colder, and the pageantry and tradition of the World Series is complete. Congrats to the Boston Red Sox and their fans on being on top of the baseball world. But with the completion... Read more

Tommy John surgery: Separating fact and fiction

Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
For those of us that follow baseball, it seems like every time we turn around another pitcher is going down with a major injury. The most recent notable name is Matt Harvey from the New York Mets. Like many before him, he started having pain with pitching while experiencing decreased velocity and... Read more

Shoulder strengthening for throwing athletes

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
The scapula is the keystone of the upper body. All upper extremity motion depends on how well or how poorly the scapula moves. When the scapula is weak, both the shoulder and elbow are at an increased risk of injury. In the normal healthy shoulder, the scapula moves properly and creates a stable base... 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
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
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, 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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