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Peter F. DeLuca

NFL free agency: Choosing the right players

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:00 AM
We’re just hours away from the start of NFL free agency. At 4 p.m. today, players without contracts for the 2014 season are free to sign with any team of their choosing. Over the years, free agency has been a mixed bag for the Eagles, yielding franchise players (Ricky Watters, Asante Samuel)... Read more

Flyers' doc headed to Sochi for Winter Games

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Following Saturday’s game at Wells Fargo Center against the Calgary Flames, the majority of the Flyers will embark on a two-week mid-season break provided by the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. But a handful will head up the turnpike to Newark, N.J. to fly over to compete in those Winter Games... Read more

Diagnosing and treating football injuries: High School vs. NFL

Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
My Sundays, in the fall, are spent on the Eagles’ sidelines leading the team of physicians that are charged with insuring the safety of the NFL players. What most people are not aware of is that on Fridays I am on the sidelines of high school football games in South Jersey. The injuries that... Read more

Sport Specialization: Take the summer off!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM
One significant change in the care of athletes over the last 10 years has been this concept of specialization. When I grew up you typically played football in the fall, basketball/hockey in the winter and baseball in the spring. The summer was spent going on vacation with your family or getting a job... Read more

Top executives, media personalities to appear at "Impact of Sports"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:01 AM
This Wednesday, the Rothman Institute will host The Impact of Sports, a conference that promises to “bring together the brightest minds in sports.” The panel’s goal is to discuss the health, social and economic benefits sports bring to society. The conference will begin at 7 a.m... Read more

NFL Draft: a team doctor's role

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 2:14 PM
In late February, the medical staffs of all 32 teams make the annual trek to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. Approximately 335 college football players are invited to the Combine. The players have 15 minute interviews with the coaches and GMs, they participate in various workouts but the... Read more

Making Football Safer: Turf, leg injuries and HGH testing

Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM
Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment in a series by Peter F. DeLuca, M.D., Head Team Physician for the Eagles, on increasing player safety in football. It was a cold, damp December night in Seattle. The Eagles were playing the Seahawks on a special Thursday night game. On a punt, Colt Anderson... Read more

Making Football Safer: Rules to protect defenseless players

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:30 AM
Editorial Note: This is the third installment in a series by Peter F. DeLuca, M.D., Head Team Physician for the Eagles, on increasing player safety in football. I was recently watching a football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. It was 3rd and long and San Francisco... Read more

Making Football Safer: Research, education and legislation

Friday, January 18, 2013, 1:14 PM
A recent Harris Poll indicated that the NFL’s popularity is rising, at an all-time high—up 12 percent from just 10 years ago. The second most popular sport is college football. The interest is simply amazing- driven by the character of the game, the talent and hard work of the athletes... Read more

Making football safe: A history of injury prevention

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 11:01 AM
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a series by Peter DeLuca, MD, Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles. I was recently covering a high school football game as a Team Physician. Gazing down the sideline, I saw boys of various sizes and body types. There were young adults... Read more
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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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