Sunday, December 21, 2014

Football

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

Inside the OR: Repairing a core muscle injury

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:03 PM
On Tuesday, Chip Kelly confirmed that Eagles star center Jason Kelce underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia resulting from an injury suffered in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. Kelce’s surgery was most likely performed by Dr. William C. Meyers at the Vincera Institute... Read more

Is prognosis for Robert Griffin III’s injury too optimistic?

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
Most of us by now have at least heard about, if not seen, RGIII’s ankle injury against the Jaguars on Sunday, September 14. The sports media reports that he suffered an ankle dislocation without fracture. This type of ankle injury is very rare as ankle dislocations almost always happen in conjunction... Read more

2 area PT clinics expand services for athletes

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Conshohocken Physical Therapy in Conshohocken and Total Performance Physical Therapy in North Wales have been going through some growing pains lately as they renovated, expanded and added new talent to their roster in order to offer more comprehensive rehabilitation and sports training services. Conshohocken... 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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