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Youth Sports: Picking the right team

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Youth sports remain a great place to learn life skills. Children who play sports have a great opportunity to learn how to set goals, manage their emotions, work with teammates, handle adversity, and celebrate success. What we know, though, is that just throwing a uniform on a child does not guarantee... Read more

Lemon Run: Making strides against childhood cancer

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year. The hope for a cure never dies though. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, started by a young cancer patient, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) with... Read more

CHOP gets hip with new young adult program

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
When you think of hip problems, you probably first picture an older man or woman who needs a hip replacement, but hip pain and mobility issues can actually start when you are a lot younger, most commonly from shape deformities in the hip joints. That is why Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia... Read more

College athletes in contact sports more likely to carry MRSA, Study finds

Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
In a press conference yesterday at IDWeek 2014, the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, researchers unveiled... 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

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

Youth sports: How times have changed!

Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
For most of my life, I played soccer usually from August to November. Most kids played for the neighborhood recreational leagues, and a very select few played on ‘travelling’ teams, which meant that you travelled 20-30 miles every so often to play kids from other towns. Most coaches were... Read more

Can we explain the increase in Tommy John surgeries?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Tommy John Surgery… the three words every baseball pitcher dreads hearing. It indicates a long tedious road of rehabilitation and valuable time away from the game. The rehabilitation following surgery generally takes 12 months to return to pitching and 18 for a full recovery. There are also... Read more

The dangers of sport specialization

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many parents find their free time booked solid shuttling their children from one activity to the next: baseball practice, dance class, swimming lessons, lacrosse games. Sports and activities are a rite of passage for many children and parents... Read more

Scholastic sports injuries: Track & field

Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:37 AM
Common injuries in scholastic spring sports: Track and field Unlike other collegiate sports, there have been no studies published on track and field injuries using the NCAA injury surveillance system. Therefore, we will look at the few studies that analyze injury prevalence in track and field. A... 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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