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The best of Sports Doc 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:30 AM
From serious matters like concussions and performance enhancing drugs, to inspiring stories of athletes overcoming the odds, we’ve enjoyed covering the sports and fitness scene in and around Philadelphia in 2013. What do you hope to see on Sports Doc in 2014? Read more Sports Doc for Sports... Read more

What's Happening: New Year's Eve 5K Run

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5:30 AM
In two weeks, the Philadelphia New Year’s Eve Midnight Run will return to the stadium complex and McFadden’s at the Ballpark after a two-year absence. As recently as 2010, the event was held at the complex in South Philly. “But when the Winter Classic came to town,” explains... Read more

Tennis for kids: making the game easier to learn

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:00 AM
Most children who aspire to learn—or master—a sport have the advantage of learning gradually, playing at a level that makes it easier to attain early success. Beginner-level swimmers start out in the shallow end, not the deep end of an Olympic-sized pool. Most youth basketball leagues lower... Read more

Rocky 50K Run set for Saturday

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5:30 AM
In late September, we profiled Center City resident Rebecca Schaefer who planned to take the famed “Gonna Fly Now” training montage in Rocky II and turn it into an event for Philadelphians, Rocky fans and fitness enthusiasts alike. Inspired by a now-famous blog post by Dan McQuade, Rebecca... Read more

A Guide to Local Fitness Studios

Friday, November 29, 2013, 6:00 AM
Editor’s Note: Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., has recently started reviewing Main Line fitness studios on her own website. She shared some suggestions with Sports Doc. The best way to lift your mood and to meet new friends is to take exercise classes. Fitness classes are fun, they are social, and... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Carolyn's Story

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:42 AM
One of the great things about an event like the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon is that every runner has a unique background story, but feels united to other runners by a common goal. Pre-race, we met people who’ve overcome illness, personal tragedy and loss of loved ones to reach the finish line... Read more

"I just wouldn't give up." A half-marathoner's tribute to a late friend

Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:42 PM
The motivation to prepare for and run a half-marathon is not to be overlooked or taken for granted. But at an event like today’s, the individual sacrifices can get lost in the crowd—literally. Meet Kate Thompson, originally from Doylestown and currently a senior at Penn State University... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: A loved one's selfless act

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6:00 AM
Thousands of people will converge on Philadelphia to watch this weekend’s marathon activities, so we set out to find a pairing of runner-and-spectator who might have an added incentive, or a little something extra to root for than a personal record or finishing in a certain time. Meet Ashley... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Summer Barresi's story

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 5:30 AM
If you ever want to put your own struggles in perspective, spend a few minutes talking to Summer Barresi. It worked for me. I was scheduled to speak with Summer one night last week when she got off work. But the truth is, I’d spent the whole day considering postponing the phone interview. I... Read more

Philadelphia Marathon: Catching up with last year's winner

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:21 AM
It’s hard to imagine Eli Manning coming to the Linc for an Eagles-Cowboys game on his week off, or Tiger Woods standing amongst the gallery at a PGA event. But this weekend at the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon, the race’s reigning champion will be standing and cheering along the course... 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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