Saturday, May 30, 2015

Heather Moore

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

Running faster is all in the hips

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many people when they look to increase their speed, begin running intervals or trying to run faster speeds when they are out for longer runs. This strategy may work for a little bit, but probably will plateau after a while, if it even works at all. In order to make life long changes to increase your... Read more

Why rest is not the best thing for back pain

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 AM
Most often in my office, I see back pain patients and the ones I see have had more than one episode of the back pain before they come in and seek medical care. Most people wait until a few episodes of pain or spasms before they seek any sort of help. The usual course of action is they felt the pain... Read more

How to fix your plantar fasciitis

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
With running outside becoming a reality to most of us again, so come the aches and the pains as we up our mileage to get ready for that race that is just around the corner. One of the most common injuries to plague runners is plantar fasciitis. There are several factors to why this happens and a few... Read more

Run better, not less

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
In a month, my office will be packed with people who have avoided the treadmill and the winter weather and have quickly increased their mileage to be able to attend the early spring races. With this ramp up in training, many will develop aches and pains, some of which seem to come and go, some of which... Read more

Quick fixes to loosen up a stiff neck

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve all been there, fell asleep on the couch or in a chair or just woke up and felt a kink in the neck. Maybe you couldn’t turn your head without pain. Many people pop an anti-inflammatory and wait for the effects to take hold or worse they stop moving their neck all together in an effort... Read more

Get relief from your sciatica pain

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sciatica, one of the most common forms of back pain, has come to be an overused term identifying many types of back pain, veering from its original meaning. Not all back pain is sciatica, but sciatica can be a form of back pain. And while consultation from a medical professional is the best course... Read more

What is the best way to sleep?

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sleeping, front, side, back, does it really matter? The answer is yes, yes it does. If you wake up in pain after a night’s sleep, something is wrong, something is definitely wrong. When you lay down to go to sleep and you generally feel good or just a little soreness from the day but you wake... Read more

Are you warming up properly?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
How do you warm up and cool down from exercise? While what constitutes the proper way to do this is widely debated with different research pointing to different answers, it can be said that static stretching before you begin an activity is no longer considered effective. All the literature agrees on... 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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