Friday, July 31, 2015

Brian Cammarota

Assessing concussions at the World Cup

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:34 AM
Congratulations to US Women’s soccer as they advance to the finals in the 2015 World Cup with a great victory against Germany, the No. 1 seeded team prior to this event. It was certainly an exciting game, but what really sparked a fire in me was the collision that occurred in the first half... Read more

Sports: It’s all about kids having fun, right?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Although Mother Nature took her time this year, it appears that springtime is finally upon us. As the grass turns greener and the weather gets warmer, youth spring sports are now in full swing. So as we embark on this youth season, it’s a good time for parents, coaches, and adults everywhere... Read more

Professional athletic trainer Mark Shires talks shop

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
In celebration of National Athletic Training Month, I had the opportunity to interview professional baseball athletic trainer, Mark Shires. Mark has been a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for 17 years and provided great insight into the required education and responsibilities for an athletic trainer... Read more

Exercise, a helpful prescription for Parkinson’s patients

Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
We all know that exercise is good for us. Some of the many benefits include decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, improved mobility and strength, and less stress. The Surgeon General recommends 30 to 60 min of moderate to intense physical activity 5 to 7 days/ week. Finding the time to exercise... Read more

10-week training plan for Broad Street Run

Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
The Broad Street Run lottery results are in! Hopefully you won a spot in this year's run.This will be my first Broad Street Run, and I am excited to be a part of the largest 10 mile running event in America. If this is your first distance run, now is the time to pick up your training. There are only... Read more

Three exercises baseball players should NOT do

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Though there are few absolutes in life, except for death and taxes. The following exercises should be approached with extreme caution for baseball players, other overhead athletes, and anyone with shoulder pain. For baseball pitchers these exercises should almost never be performed. I am sure some... Read more

Hit the trails to rev up your running routine

Monday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Need a change to your normal running routine? Do you find yourself running the same route through your neighborhood or local park? Maybe it's time to consider adding trail runs to your running programs. When you run on roads, you are running straight forward, whereas trail running forces you to be... Read more

Should baseball players keep throwing all year long?

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Another baseball season has come and gone and the cold of winter is knocking on the door. It seems like just yesterday spring training was beginning with lots of potential for everyone from Little League to the Major Leagues. With colder days upon us, should baseball players continue throwing all the... 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

Even suspected concussion cause for concern

Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Over the past decade, we have seen a significant change in the management and recognition of concussions. Many years ago, there was substantial dispute in simply diagnosing concussions with many people feeling that concussions only occurred when a person lost consciousness. Terms like “bell ringer”... 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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