Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Football

NFL owners approve medical timeout for disoriented players

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:02 AM
ESPN has just reported that NFL owners approved five new safety rules and one replay rule change including a medical time out for disoriented players. In a move to protect players better and to prevent an incident like the one during the Super Bowl when New England’s Julian Edelman was allowed... Read more

Sam Bradford’s ACLs: Worth the Risk?

Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:16 AM
All the sports buzz in Philly this week is revolving around the Sam Bradford trade. Is he a good QB? Don’t ask me, but ACLs are something I know about. His first ACL injury was to his left knee in October 2013. From the video, it looked like it was a contact injury where he was pulled down... Read more

Blood tests for concussions – The future, not the present, test

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
The professional football season has come to a close and another season is behind us in Philadelphia, but the debate over the treatment and management of a common football injury – concussion – will linger well into the next sports season. The diagnosis of concussion on the football sidelines... Read more

Should Nick Foles learn to snarl?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
As in all sports-crazed cities, we have our share of sports drama. One current heated debate is the Eagles’ quarterback choice. Right now, Nick Foles is still healing from a broken collarbone, but what should we do when Foles is ready to return. Is Foles tough enough to take the Eagles to a Super... Read more

What does clavicle fracture mean for Foles?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
After Sunday’s Eagles win against Texas where Nick Foles sustained an injury to his left shoulder, everyone has been discussing the odds of whether he will be able to return to play this season and whether he will need to undergo surgery to repair the damage. When it comes to clavicle fractures... Read more

Should weekend warriors worry about a patellar tendon injury?

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
As most sports fans can attest to, Victor Cruz sustained a very painful and devastating knee injury in the third quarter of the Eagles/Giants football game earlier this month. As a sports medicine physician watching the game with a group of friends and passionate football fans, I became the target... Read more

NY Giants' Cruz experiences rare injury in Philly

Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you didn’t see it live, I’m sure you’ve seen the video of New York Giants' Victor Cruz’s knee injury. He wasn’t tackled. His knee didn’t twist in some abnormal way. How did he tear his tendon on such a routine play? Patellar tendon ruptures are a rare injury... 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

Philly center for hip injury care

Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
While maybe not talked about as much as concussions and ACL injuries, athletes are also susceptible to a wide spectrum of injuries that can cause significant and often debilitating hip and groin pain. Hip and groin injuries have been successfully treated with hip arthroscopy in high level athletes... 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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