Thursday, March 26, 2015

Heather Moore

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

Get fit in the New Year: Workouts to do at home

Monday, December 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the New Year quickly approaching many of us have fallen off of the wagon when it comes to our workout routine. Too many holiday obligations, too cold to go outside, too tired from the late nights and so on and so forth. And unfortunately as the pattern goes when we stop working out we tend to... Read more

You are hurting yourself and you don’t even know it

Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
One of the things that I hear from patients over and over again is, “If I had only known…no one ever teaches you this stuff.” Most of what I see, whether it be in athletes, stay at home moms, desk workers, anyone really, is repetitive stress injuries. Another way of saying repetitive... Read more

The 5 best exercises for runners

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
As hard as it is to believe, marathon and half marathon season is rapidly approaching the close for the season. For many people this means bringing the running inside and concentrating on other workouts. This is also the perfect time to begin giving your body rest from the mileage and making it stronger... Read more

Could my poor posture be causing my headaches?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Is your head pounding after a long day of work deadlines and squabbling children? Everyone would like to think that the only cause of their headaches at the end of the day is something out of their control… work, spouse, children, bills, etc. In fact while those may contribute to how your muscles... 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 Health
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
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
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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