Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Motivation Tip: Imagine your own highlight reel

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
It's usually a violation to praise another team's player during the NFL season. After the Eagles' game on Sunday, however, I think you'll forgive me if I look elsewhere for motivation this week. Let's gaze north. Odell Beckham Jr had some great catches for the Giants against Atlanta. You might remember... Read more

Two motivation tips from Marcus Mariota

Monday, September 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
I got depressed after the Eagles lost Marcus Mariota in the NFL draft. I had a glimmer of hope when his contract was slow to be signed, but then I had to accept reality, and now I am ready to root for Sam Bradford. But perhaps Mariota can still help us from afar. I watched the Titans' preseason opening... Read more

What does foot surgery mean for Cowboys' Bryant?

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
I know, why in the world am I writing a blog post about a Dallas player? We know Dez Bryant is out next week after surgery on his 5th metatarsal. But will he be back for the November 8th game against Philadelphia which is 7 weeks away? Here is what we know. He fractured his 5th metatarsal Sunday and... Read more

4 injury tips for fall sports

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s that time of year. Fall sports are in full swing. Hopefully you had a productive pre-season that prepared you for the fall. Here are some tips to keep players safe and injury free this fall. Fitness: If you weren’t in shape going into pre-season, hopefully you survived it without... Read more

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
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.

Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS 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. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer
Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
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