Friday, December 19, 2014

Eugene Hong

Knowing the science, while practicing the art-of medicine

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
There is a saying taught in medical school to all medical students—usually around the second year—that a key part of becoming a good doctor is “knowing the science and practicing the art of medicine.” I learned this particular mantra over 20 years ago and still find it very... Read more

"My knee hurts when I run!"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Musculoskeletal complaints account for about 20-30 percent of all primary care office visits. Having pain or dysfunction in the front part of the knee is a very common presentation in the sports medicine office, and a common reason for a patient to see their healthcare provider with a knee issue. There... Read more

Treating patella tendonitis or "jumper's knee"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 5:30 AM
Winter season is upon us, recreational and competitive athletes alike. For some of us that means the long anticipated basketball season is finally here (break out your favorite college or NBA gear), and that leads us to the topic of this week’s blog. Patella tendonopathy is one of the most common... Read more

Depression in athletes: Is it being ignored?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 5:30 AM
If 100 US adults are followed over their entire lifetime, 16 will have at least one episode of clinical depression (the lifetime prevalence of depression is 16.5 percent). In any given single year, 6 of the 100 will experience depression symptoms that meet the diagnostic clinical depression criteria... Read more

Sports Specialization: What is the right age?

Friday, August 16, 2013, 5:00 AM
In sports medicine circles, sports specialization is generally considered to be defined as intense year-round training in a single sport, with the exclusion of other sports. It is also generally accepted by sports medicine providers and the sports world at large that there is a need for practice and... Read more

Achilles tears: rupture, recovery and rehabilitation

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 4:40 AM
I am watching the NBA Western Conference playoffs as I write this blog post. Many people saw these playoffs irrevocably altered when Kobe Bryant went down with an acute Achilles tendon rupture last month. The list of NBA players who have ruptured their Achilles tendon includes Isiah Thomas (arguably... Read more

New statement on Concussion in Sports

Monday, March 25, 2013, 9:44 AM
You don’t have to be a healthcare provider who cares for athletes with concussions, however, to know that the topic of concussions has become a very prominent, and sometimes very controversial topic in our sports- crazy (some might say obsessed) culture. In recent years, you only have to turn... Read more
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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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