Friday, May 29, 2015

Children, Teens

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

It does matter how you play the game

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s hard to have watched the recently completed NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship games without dreaming about being a star athlete. After all, the athletes we have been watching on television during these games have been so athletic, coordinated, and talented, who... Read more

Philly Girls in Motion offers the gift of movement

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a swimmer, runner and triathlete, Beth Devine has always been an avid sportswoman, but she also loves working with children. When first out of school she spent time running children’s programs like Future Stars Basketball, Field Hockey and Day Camps, but then decided to enter the business... Read more

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
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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