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Philly Marathon runner regains racing legs after spinal cord injury

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30 AM
After a traumatic spinal cord injury like the one William “Zev” Rosenberg suffered, most people would consider just walking again to be a major feat, let alone running in this Sunday’s Philadelphia Marathon. Rosenberg of Edison, N.J., however, was determined to regain his racing legs... Read more

Brain tumor survivor celebrates life at Philly Marathon

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Alyssa Holland of Congers, NY, has always loved running and being in shape. As members of the Rockland Road Runners, she and her husband Gary enjoy running marathons together, going away for the weekend to run in different cities and then discussing their experiences afterwards. By last summer, she... Read more

Record-breaking morning for Deena Kastor at 2014 Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:03 PM
Over 23,000 competitors left the starting gate at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Philadelphia this morning. At the end, however, there was little question that the day belonged to one woman. Deena Kastor set the World Record in the Women’s Masters division for the half-marathon... Read more

What's Happening: Preserve the Sexy with Black Girls RUN!

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Justin Timberlake may have ‘brought sexy back’ but according to Black Girls RUN!, it never should have left in the first place. That’s why this Saturday morning, BGR! is presenting the Preserve The SexyTour, a one-day workshop designed for female runners of all levels to expand their... Read more

National Running Day: Team in Training and Shana's story

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today is National Running Day, and individuals and organizations across the country plan to celebrate their favorite pastime by taking to the roads… or paths, or even treadmills. Team in Training (TNT) is no different. The group plans to celebrate National Running Day with a 3-mile run—at... Read more

Penn State team physician to be honored by Philadelphia Sports Medicine Congress

Monday, June 2, 2014, 6:00 AM
Before Adam Taliaferro became an inspirational story for patients with spinal cord injuries, his story appeared headed for a tragic ending. Thanks to his determination and the support of people like Penn State director of athletic medicine Wayne Sebastianelli, M.D., Taliaferro turned tragedy to triumph... Read more

Velothon kicks off Philly Cycling Classic

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
This Sunday, June 1, brings the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic to our local streets. This year’s event marks the 30th year that Philadelphia has hosted a major cycling event in early June, starting as the Philadelphia International Championship (USPRO Championship) until 2005 and continuing... Read more

The woman behind the 'abs challenge' that's sweeping Facebook

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
So what did you do on your holiday weekend? Robyn Mendenhall Gardner of Kalispell, Mont. was planning a relaxing few days with her husband and eight children before a business trip this week. But Ms. Gardner, who recently turned 40, has dedicated herself to fitness in recent years. So before bed on... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: Stroke survivor believes in a way back

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
This time two years ago, Dr. Tom Leonard should have been prepping for his 10th Broad Street Run. That was his plan, anyway. The year before, he had completed the race in just 78 minutes, his best time to date. His love of running was well known throughout his neighborhood of Collingswood—he... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run: A big (weight) loss, but a greater gain

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a collection of individuals from all walks of life—competitive athletes, hobbyists, or just people trying to cross off an item on a bucket list. At Sports Doc, we’re lucky enough to be able to profile just a few of them each year, with the hope that their... 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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