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Justin Shaginaw

Common softball injuries and recommended treatments

Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:40 AM
Baseball and softball may be similar sports, but the injury data differs quite a bit. Let’s see what the research says. Injury statistics A 2007 paper in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at softball injuries from 1988-2004 using the NCAA injury surveillance system. Over the 16 years... Read more

Common injuries in scholastic spring sports: Baseball

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
For statistics on common baseball injuries, click here. It’s that time of year. Spring sports are in the air, even if the spring weather isn’t. Let’s head to the ballpark and start with baseball. Upper Extremity Upper extremity injuries are the most common area injured for both... Read more

Stats and facts about baseball injuries

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
A 2007 study by Dick et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at injury rates for the men’s baseball using the NCAA injury surveillance system from 1988-2004. - The results show a 3x higher rate of injuries in games than in practice. - Division I players had higher injury... Read more

Breakdown of common wrestling injuries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6:00 AM
This is the last blog of a three part series on winter scholastic sports. Let’s head to the mat. Sprains/Strains Sprains and strains account for nearly half of all wrestling injuries with the shoulder being more common in high school wrestlers and the knee more common in college. About 40... Read more

Statistics on wrestling injuries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6:00 AM
A 2008 article by Yard et al in The American Journal of Sports Medicine calculated rates of injury among high school and college wrestlers during the 2005-2006 season using the High School Reporting Information Online (RIOTM) and the NCAA Injury Surveillance System (ISS). It also characterized the... Read more

Swimming injury statistics

Monday, January 27, 2014, 9:41 AM
A 2009 study by Wolf et al in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looked at injury rates for the men’s and women’s swim teams at the University of Iowa from 2002-2007. There were 90 injuries sustained by 32 of 44 male swimmers (72.7%), while 76 injuries occurred in 35 of 50 female... Read more

Common swimming injuries and effective treatment

Monday, January 27, 2014, 9:40 AM
My last blog was about basketball injuries. Now, let’s dive into the pool and talk about common swimming injuries. Swimming Mechanics Poor swimming mechanics may be a contributing factor in many swimming injuries. But assessing these mechanics is beyond the expertise of most sports medicine... Read more

Staying healthy on the hardwood: Treating common basketball injuries

Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:00 AM
The winter sports season is in full swing. In gyms everywhere the squeak of basketball shoes on the court can be heard. Along with the layups and 3 pointers, there are common injuries that occur. Let’s talk about some of these common basketball injuries and the appropriate treatment. Ankle Sprains This... Read more

Statistics on common basketball injuries

Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:00 AM
A 2008 study by Borowski et al in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looked at high school basketball injury rates using the online reporting from 100 high schools for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. They found that high school basketball players sustained 1.94 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures... Read more

What the World Cup draw means for U.S. soccer

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
Friday’s World Cup 2014 draw was wildly panned by fans of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT), as the team was selected into the foreboding “Group of Death” alongside Ghana, Portugal and Germany for June’s world championships in Brazil. The matchups alone... 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
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
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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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