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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

5 indications to seek medical treatment for injury

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
Let’s face it: we can’t run to the doctor with every ache and pain, or we would never leave. So when do you need to go? When is the pain not going to go away on its own? Many people put off medical treatment until the pain is unbearable and by this time have to spend much more time and... Read more

Scholastic sports injuries: Track & field

Monday, May 12, 2014, 9:37 AM
Common injuries in scholastic spring sports: Track and field Unlike other collegiate sports, there have been no studies published on track and field injuries using the NCAA injury surveillance system. Therefore, we will look at the few studies that analyze injury prevalence in track and field. A... Read more

'What kind of shoes should I wear?'

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
“What kind of shoes should I wear so this doesn’t happen again?” I am consistently asked this question by patients who enjoy running. With buzzwords like shod (wearing shoes) versus barefoot running and options ranging from motion control to minimalist shoes, it is no small wonder... Read more

Overuse injuries in CrossFit athletes and cyclists

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the rise in popularity of CrossFit and activities like cycling, we are seeing more and more inside elbow pain. This injury is called medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, as it was typically seen in golfers. Now we are seeing more and more cyclists and CrossFit athletes with this type... Read more

Exercise and pain: Why rest isn't always the answer

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:20 AM
My clinic sees a lot of athletes, and one question I ask every patient on their initial evaluation is, “What have you been doing at home?” The most common answer is, “Nothing.” Many people tell me that when they felt pain, weeks and even months ago, they just ran or exercised... Read more

Kinesio vs. McConnell Taping: Which is right for you?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Shoulder pain is experienced by athletes at all levels and can be aggravated by something as simple as raising your arm or throwing. There are different therapies used to relieve shoulder pain. One such method, therapeutic taping (remember the colorful tape you‘ve seen athletes using at the Olympics... 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
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
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
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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