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Heather Moore

The healthiest way to sit at your desk

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Many of us spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on sporting gear — be it a bike or running shoes and apparel — but we take very little stock in the chair we sit in all day. We buy the fist chair we see or just accept what our company hands us. Yet you chair could be the cause of your... Read more

Why is my hand tingling?

Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
It’s a question we get a lot at Total Performance Physical Therapy, and unfortunately the truth is, like most cases, there’s not one definite answer. There are many different causes for your hand to develop paraesthesias, or commonly described as “pins and needles” or uncomfortable... Read more

Are flip-flops really bad for you?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is the time of year that I become horribly unpopular amongst my athletes. One of the things that many people use to identify summer with, flip flops, are back in season — and as quickly as they make their appearance, I tell my patients to put them back in the closet. Flip flops can be... Read more

What are plyometrics?

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
When, why, what and how seem to be questions that always surround plyometric training. Most people do not understand exactly what it is, or how incorporating plyometric training into your workouts can improve your athletic ability and also help to decrease injury. What is plyometric training? Most... Read more

5 indications to seek medical treatment for injury

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
Let’s face it: we can’t run to the doctor with every ache and pain, or we would never leave. So when do you need to go? When is the pain not going to go away on its own? Many people put off medical treatment until the pain is unbearable and by this time have to spend much more time and... Read more

Overuse injuries in CrossFit athletes and cyclists

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the rise in popularity of CrossFit and activities like cycling, we are seeing more and more inside elbow pain. This injury is called medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, as it was typically seen in golfers. Now we are seeing more and more cyclists and CrossFit athletes with this type... Read more

How to use a standing desk

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 AM
Since the article Is sitting the new smoking? was posted I have had a lot of inquiries about whether or not a standing desk is the way to go and if it is, which desk is the most appropriate for correct standing posture at your workstation? This is a very complicated question. While the answer may be... Read more

Exercise and pain: Why rest isn't always the answer

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:20 AM
My clinic sees a lot of athletes, and one question I ask every patient on their initial evaluation is, “What have you been doing at home?” The most common answer is, “Nothing.” Many people tell me that when they felt pain, weeks and even months ago, they just ran or exercised... Read more

How and when to deal with common running injuries

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5:00 AM
With the weather breaking and the Broad Street Run approaching, people are going to begin hitting the pavement after a long winter indoors. Many people will begin ramping up their mileage and some people will start noticing pain. When do we need to pay attention to the pain? When do we just run through... Read more

The arms race: Strengthening for the upper body

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 4:00 AM
I am always amazed when athletes come to me who have done some of toughest races in the world and I ask them to do twenty push-ups and they cannot. People seem to ignore the arms and the upper body even though the lungs, which feed your muscles with oxygen and can only function at maximal capacity... 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.

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.
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
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