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Knee Injuries

8 tips to prevent injury in kids' sports

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fall sports season is in full swing now and many parents’ nights and weekends are spent on the sidelines of their child’s game. Whether they play soccer or lacrosse or even dance, your primary concern as a parent is to keep them safe while they are doing something they love. While all injuries... Read more

Am I at risk for an ACL tear?

Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
The ACL tear, it seems like every teenager that plays sports has had one. It is a season-ending injury and sometimes it can be career ending. The ACL tear, or anterior cruciate ligament tear, can happen to any athlete, in any sport, at any time. And while there are no full proof methods of identifying... Read more

2 area PT clinics expand services for athletes

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Conshohocken Physical Therapy in Conshohocken and Total Performance Physical Therapy in North Wales have been going through some growing pains lately as they renovated, expanded and added new talent to their roster in order to offer more comprehensive rehabilitation and sports training services. Conshohocken... Read more

Dr. James Andrews among top presenters at Rothman Impact of Sports Conference

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
The NFL season kicked off this past weekend. College football season is just hitting its stride, and September may be Major League Baseball’s most important month. In other words, there’s not much free time right now for James Andrews, M.D., who works with teams in all three of these sports... 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

Do I need an ACL to play sports?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all hear how ACL injuries are season-ending for professional athletes. But what if an athlete could return to sports without ACL surgery? There have been many articles showing that patients can return to activity, including sports, without ACL reconstruction. A recent study by Hetsroni et al in... Read more

Knowing the science, while practicing the art-of medicine

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
There is a saying taught in medical school to all medical students—usually around the second year—that a key part of becoming a good doctor is “knowing the science and practicing the art of medicine.” I learned this particular mantra over 20 years ago and still find it very... Read more

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

Knee replacement: Can the robot save you?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you opted to read this article you likely have a painful knee, perhaps due to arthritis. You may have had limited success with cortisone or hyaluronic acid injections or perhaps platelet rich plasma. You tried glucosamine for a few months. It may have helped a bit. Being active is a great way to... Read more

Meniscus tears: When DO I need surgery?

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
We often hear of athletes tearing their knee cartilage—the common term for the meniscus. In an athlete, a torn meniscus most often happens from a twisting or rotating injury or getting hit on the side of the knee as might occur in a soccer or basketball game. As we get older the meniscus becomes... 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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