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NFL free agency: Choosing the right players

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:00 AM
We’re just hours away from the start of NFL free agency. At 4 p.m. today, players without contracts for the 2014 season are free to sign with any team of their choosing. Over the years, free agency has been a mixed bag for the Eagles, yielding franchise players (Ricky Watters, Asante Samuel)... Read more

Should we pay college athletes?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Intercollegiate athletics are well integrated into the college and university experience. Student-athletes are provided an opportunity to perform, socialize, develop self-confidence, improve self-esteem and have a healthy, active lifestyle. In addition, they often get experiences and mentorship that... Read more

"Football on trial": America's pride or America's shame?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:42 AM
On Tuesday night, three accomplished doctors from three very different backgrounds convened at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to discuss the issue of head injuries in football. The talk, entitled “Football: America’s Pride or America’s Shame?” featured Doug Swift... Read more

What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

Friday, February 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport. This Strained Sports infographic will help you digest the mountain of statistics and help you better understand how the injuries stack up against each other from sport to sport. Purpose With the hope... Read more

The game within the game: Sherman, Manning and the Super Bowl

Friday, January 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
At first glance, Denver vs. Seattle looks like a matchup that offers little in the way of a Philly fan’s rooting interest. But the presences of Seattle’s Richard Sherman and Denver’s Peyton Manning will see to it that most fans will take a side in time for Sunday’s kickoff... Read more

The best of Sports Doc 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:30 AM
From serious matters like concussions and performance enhancing drugs, to inspiring stories of athletes overcoming the odds, we’ve enjoyed covering the sports and fitness scene in and around Philadelphia in 2013. What do you hope to see on Sports Doc in 2014? Read more Sports Doc for Sports... Read more

Returning to play after a hamstring injury

Monday, December 23, 2013, 9:53 AM
This article is a continuation of my post on December 3, Hamstring Injuries: Frequency, re-injury, and length of recovery. Return to play following a hamstring or lower extremity strain may be one of the more difficult decisions a medical staff makes. Often the athlete is progressed through the rehabilitation... Read more

What the Dolphins' bullying saga teaches us about team culture

Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:30 AM
Much has been written about the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin situation that existed on the Miami Dolphins this season. At present, Incognito has been suspended from the Dolphins for behavior that has been described as bullying. Martin has taken an extended absence from the team for emotional... Read more

Hamstring injuries: Frequency, re-injury and length of recovery

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30 AM
Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in sports1 and have been shown to occur 176 times per NFL season or 5-6 per team each season.2 The most common mechanism of hamstring injury in the NFL was non-contact sprinting which caused 68.2 percent of hamstring strains. Hamstring re-injury is fairly... Read more

ACL Rehab: Comparing Adrian Peterson to RG3

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:51 AM
I’m sure Washington Redskins fans are shaking their heads wondering why Robert Griffin III isn’t playing like he was prior to his injury last season. Shouldn’t he be at the top of his game just like Adrian Peterson? They both had the world renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews do... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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, Pa.
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
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