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Inside the OR: Hip preservation at Vincera Institute

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:25 PM
Functional movements in sports constantly place demand on the core and hip, making the condition of these parts essential for peak performance. Luckily, in Philadelphia’s own Navy Yard, the Vincera Institute brings together some of the nation’s leading physicians, therapists and trainers... Read more

Slow motion analysis improves outcomes for athletes

Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
As physical therapists, our eyes are trained to spot movement dysfunctions and bio-mechanical deviations from the time our patients walk in the door, sit in the waiting room and throughout our examinations. We can see the big picture of muscle imbalances, range of motion deficits, mobility problems... Read more

Philly center for hip injury care

Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
While maybe not talked about as much as concussions and ACL injuries, athletes are also susceptible to a wide spectrum of injuries that can cause significant and often debilitating hip and groin pain. Hip and groin injuries have been successfully treated with hip arthroscopy in high level athletes... 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

Achilles tendon rupture: My personal experience

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Achilles tendon rupture, the fear of every middle age man on the basketball and tennis court. Now that I am in my 40s I fall into that category. And unfortunately for me, I recently felt the dreaded “pop” while playing doubles tennis. At first, I thought the ball came from the next court... Read more

Poor pitching mechanics and how to correct them

Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Why do pitchers get hurt? And why are they getting hurt at increasingly alarming rates? It’s been a question that is asked around every baseball circle from the major leagues to youth organizations. As athletic trainers specializing in baseball, much of our careers have been dedicated to finding... Read more

The healthiest way to sit at your desk

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Many of us spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on sporting gear — be it a bike or running shoes and apparel — but we take very little stock in the chair we sit in all day. We buy the fist chair we see or just accept what our company hands us. Yet you chair could be the cause of your... Read more

Balance: Importance of getting steady on your feet

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Do you walk to get around? If the answer is yes, then you need to know more about balance. Balance is a necessary component of walking; with each step you balance momentarily on only one leg. All of us have experienced times when our balance wasn’t good enough to keep us from tripping over something... Read more

6 most common workout blunders

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
The gym can be an interesting place to go to as a physical therapist. I am always fascinated by the many people who tend to make the same mistakes when working out. Whether it’s overworking a group of muscles or performing an exercise that just won’t get you results, here are the top six... 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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