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Concussion lawsuit seeks rule changes in soccer, expert weighs in

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 9:20 PM
In an article released today in the New York Times, Concussion Lawsuit Seeks to Force Rules Changes in Soccer, a group of soccer parents and players filed a class-action lawsuit against FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, over its handling of concussions. This suit also names a number... Read more

Should young pitchers throw curveballs?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Little League World Series and the Taney Dragons have captured the hearts of so many around the nation. They kept nearly everyone in the Philly area intrigued and watching the games from the edge of our seats. However, while watching the Little League World Series, I couldn’t help but... Read more

Rothman Institute takes hard stance on returning to play after a concussion

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:35 PM
“When in doubt, sit them out.” That’s the CDC’s motto on returning to play after a concussion. That philosophy is also echoed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the international leader in concussion management. Yet the motto still leaves coaches and parents with... Read more

FIFA, World Cup and fixing soccer’s concussion problem

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:14 PM
Concussions in soccer are becoming more evident, as seen in the World Cup final. Germany’s Christoph Kramer was injured in a shoulder-to-head collision during the first half. He appeared concussed to the average viewer. Kramer even told the German newspaper Die Walt, “I can’t really... Read more

USMNT injuries and what they mean for the rest of the World Cup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:21 PM
One of the biggest victories in recent United States soccer history did not come without a price. Last evening’s match with Ghana saw United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) striker Jozy Altidore leave the game with what appeared to be a significant hamstring injury. In interviews, Altidore... Read more

Free fitness and fun with Phila.'s November Project

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:52 PM
First and foremost, let’s get this free fitness alert out of the way — on Friday mornings at 6:25 a.m. you can meet the November Project for a free(!) cross-training workout at Penn’s Franklin Field. Now, what is the November Project, you ask? It all started in 2011 in Boston —... Read more

Velothon kicks off Philly Cycling Classic

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
This Sunday, June 1, brings the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic to our local streets. This year’s event marks the 30th year that Philadelphia has hosted a major cycling event in early June, starting as the Philadelphia International Championship (USPRO Championship) until 2005 and continuing... Read more

What's Happening: National Senior Health & Fitness Day events

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 2:42 PM
Tomorrow, May 28, is the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Over 100,000 older adults are expected to participate in this year’s program under the theme of “Make a Move Toward Better Health!” Here are a few events taking place in the Philadelphia area: Rydal Park... Read more

Introducing the National Pro Fitness League

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
This summer, a new professional sports league will make its debut. The National Pro Fitness League (NPFL) will feature co-ed teams of athletes competing in various human performance races. Sports Doc contributor Cassie Haynes is Director of Team Development for the NPFL, and recently explained the... Read more

What's Happening: The Victorious 5K

Friday, May 16, 2014, 9:45 AM
Area runners are invited to bring in the month of June at the 6th Annual Victorious 5K Run/Walk in Gibbsboro, N.J. The Victorious 5K is held in honor of Alicia Rose DiNatale, who passed away back in 2002 at the age of 17. Alicia was a victim of adenocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer in children. The... 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 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
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