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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

Believe in a way back: Completing a triathlon after a spinal cord injury

Monday, August 4, 2014, 5:35 AM
When Jessica Cappella’s book club friends gave her an entry to Mullica Hill’s Queen of the Hill triathlon as a Christmas gift, she thought they were kidding. Just four years earlier, Jess sustained incomplete paraplegia after removal of a spinal tumor and lost almost all strength in her... Read more

Martial arts: From killing art to wellness and fitness

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Sometimes looking into the past sheds light on our current concepts and even future performance. Take for instance martial arts. Most would not associate current day wellness to the practice of martial arts (more commonly referred to as karate), especially considering the history of martial arts. Oh... Read more

What are plyometrics?

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
When, why, what and how seem to be questions that always surround plyometric training. Most people do not understand exactly what it is, or how incorporating plyometric training into your workouts can improve your athletic ability and also help to decrease injury. What is plyometric training? Most... Read more

Treating pain in the home

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 9:24 AM
Almost everyone knows to use ice packs right after an injury to prevent swelling, but time and time again I see patients in my office who are unsure whether to use heat, cold, both heat and cold or neither. I’ll set it straight for you now so that when you find yourself injured or in pain, you... Read more

Keeping your workouts 'balanced'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 9:38 AM
We all know the general components of a workout: cardio, strengthening, and flexibility. But an often-overlooked aspect of physical fitness is balance. Training our body to rapidly make those split-second adjustments to accommodate for a crack in the sidewalk or getting bumped by another player can... 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, 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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