Friday, September 4, 2015

Heather Moore

Sitting can be a real pain sometimes

Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Almost 80% of all Americans experience back pain, and for many of them that pain comes from sitting long periods like at work. Described as discomfort or an ache or throbbing, the pain is usually lumped into the generic diagnosis of low back pain. Most people are surprised when sitting down doesn’t... Read more

Is CrossFit bad for you?

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has never been a fitness craze that has caused such controversy as CrossFit. People seem to either love or hate it. Those that love it have developed a cult-like following and those that hate it, are equally as vocal in their loathing about why you should hate CrossFit. So is it really good for... Read more

Why does my hand fall asleep?

Friday, July 31, 2015, 4:00 AM
Have you ever been exercising and your hand starts to tingle and go numb? Do you wake up with one or both hands already numb? Do you have difficulty lifting overhead due to numbness in your hands? Do you sit at work and your hands tingle and go numb? These are very common reasons why people come to... Read more

Swimmers susceptible to overuse injuries too

Friday, July 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
With summer in full swing many people have taken to the pool as a form of exercise. Doing laps, no matter what stroke, but performing the repetitive overhead motion can cause swimmer’s shoulder. While the diagnosis is swimmer’s shoulder, you do not have to consider yourself a swimmer in... Read more

Prevent shin splints with regular stretching

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Running season is in full swing with many people starting to increase their mileage to run the longer distances in the fall. With this increased mileage certain ailments start to come to light. One of the most common running injuries is shin splints. People seem to ignore them and brush them off,... Read more

Rest alone will not solve hamstring pain

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Hamstring pain or injury happens to many athletes during their career. Our office seems to have an abundance of them once running season is in full swing and tempo training starts or when people begin to start pushing their races and runs. Unfortunately, hamstring pain/strain if left alone will not... Read more

Exercise can minimize the pain of knee arthritis

Monday, June 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Unfortunately osteoarthritis, more often just called arthritis, is a painful and debilitating condition that often severely changes people’s quality of life. Far too often, people allow painful knee arthritis to stop them from exercising all together. This can actually further exacerbate the... Read more

Don’t let a cramp sideline you from the race

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many times as we race we see people on the side of the road in various states of injury. Many people I see are pulled over to the side of the race trying to stretch a muscle that is in spasm. Wanting to continue the race, but not sure what to do, they will try to stretch out the cramp. However, this... Read more

Proper recovery prevents future injury

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the questions most people have is, “I have run my race, now what do I do? When do I run again? Should I just take a few days off and do nothing?” The answer is that while taking rest after a long race is advisable, doing nothing is not the answer. You still need to flush out the... Read more

Become a better golfer by getting in better shape

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
The one thing that we have come to know in the past decade is that in order to have the best golf game possible you need to take it off the course and get it into the gym. Practice on the course can help you perfect your aim, but if you lack in strength in the hips, core and upper body, you are lacking... 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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