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Rehabilitation following Tommy John Surgery

Monday, July 7, 2014, 11:12 AM
We’ve seen it countless times; a pitcher throws a pitch, grabs his elbow and walks off of the field with the athletic trainer. Usually within a few days, media reports indicate the pitcher has fully or partially torn his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). MRIs are obtained, orthopedic surgeons... Read more

Fitness-related gifts for Dad on Father's Day

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Father’s Day is around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you may be wondering what to get Dad. My father no longer wears ties to work– so that’s out–and probably has three “back-up” wallets I’ve given him over the last several years. So, maybe this... Read more

How to choose a personal trainer

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Does your current exercise routine have you running in circles? When it comes to keeping pace with exercise adherence and motivation, employing a Personal Trainer can help reach one’s stride. However, determining which Personal Trainer to choose can be a challenging task, and it is important... Read more

Common scholastic sports injuries: Men's lacrosse

Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:45 AM
Grab your helmet and stick and let’s hit the lacrosse field. Injury statistics A 2007 study by Dick et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at injury rates for the men’s lacrosse using the NCAA injury surveillance system from 1988-2004. The results show a nearly 4 times higher... Read more

Exercising with high blood pressure

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:01 AM
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most common medical problems—affecting about one quarter of all Americans. It is also the most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes. Blood pressure can be thought of as looking at the stress on the heart. The top number is... Read more

Tips from a Pro: Union's Jeff Parke talks nutrition

Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:28 AM
Jeff Parke worked for a lifetime to become a professional soccer player. It wasn’t until he’d reached that goal and spent a few years in Major League Soccer (MLS) that he realized just how much it meant to him. “I can remember the day it happened,” says Parke. “I was... Read more

In His Words: Vince Market

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
Vince Market is a 50-year old born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is happily married with children who have always supported him every step of the way. Vince was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 47 and after three years he is cancer-free. He enjoys spending time with his family and... Read more

In His Words: Bob Nardi

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of profiles of participants in the annual Gary Papa Run, scheduled this year for Father's Day, June 16. The Run, named in honor of the longtime 6ABC sports anchor and director, support prostate cancer research and awareness. Bob Nardi is a 68 year old... Read more

In his words: Jim Miller's story of overcoming prostate cancer

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 6:00 AM
Editor's note: Earlier this week, we profiled the Gary Papa Run, held each Father's Day for prostate cancer research and awareness. This is the first in a series of profiles of race participants--and survivors of the disease. Jim Miller, 57, Media, PA -Jim has been married for 32 years and has two... Read more

Remembering a Philly TV legend on Father's Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 9:29 AM
For years, Channel 6’s anchor and Sports Director Gary Papa was a Philadelphia institution. But to one colleague, he was so much more. “Quite simply, Gary Papa is the reason I am here,” says Jamie Apody, Channel 6 sports reporter and anchor who was hired by Papa in 2006. That’s... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
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.
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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