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4 injury tips for fall sports

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s that time of year. Fall sports are in full swing. Hopefully you had a productive pre-season that prepared you for the fall. Here are some tips to keep players safe and injury free this fall. Fitness: If you weren’t in shape going into pre-season, hopefully you survived it without... Read more

Solve foot pain before it sidelines you

Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that everyone is ramping up for half marathon and marathon training season, injuries and aches and pains are starting to crop up. The miles are slowly increasing and this means that so is the pain. Sometimes running can be a real pain in the foot, knee, hip pain or back. Many people will try to... Read more

Soreness vs. Injury: What’s the difference?

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
At one time or another all runners experience soreness during and after runs. Many of us also unfortunately become injured. What is the difference between the two and should you alter your training regimen? Being a competitive runner and a physician, I have found myself in this scenario literally... Read more

Motivation tip: Keep your goals where you can see them

Monday, August 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
For many athletes, playing in a big game or at a competition is easy to get excited for. The harder part is getting yourself going for all of the preparations and practices before the event. So how do other athletes stay motivated? While shopping for running sneakers recently at the Jenkintown Running... Read more

Something hurts….should I continue running?

Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve all been there. Something begins hurting while on a run one day, and we begin to ponder our next move. We ask ourselves, “Should I finish my run as planned?” As runners, this seemingly simple question poses quite a dilemma for us. And rolling the dice is definitely not our... Read more

Go wild with the Walpack Wilderness Challenge

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Michelle Hull, race director of the Walpack Wilderness Challenge is looking for athletes on the hunt for a new fitness challenge. In its 5th year, this year’s race will include a 5 mile run and a duathlon (Run 6K, Bike 21K, Run 2K) on a challenging, but picturesque course in the Walpack Valley... Read more

Prevent shin splints with regular stretching

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Running season is in full swing with many people starting to increase their mileage to run the longer distances in the fall. With this increased mileage certain ailments start to come to light. One of the most common running injuries is shin splints. People seem to ignore them and brush them off,... Read more

Rest alone will not solve hamstring pain

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Hamstring pain or injury happens to many athletes during their career. Our office seems to have an abundance of them once running season is in full swing and tempo training starts or when people begin to start pushing their races and runs. Unfortunately, hamstring pain/strain if left alone will not... Read more

Don’t let a cramp sideline you from the race

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many times as we race we see people on the side of the road in various states of injury. Many people I see are pulled over to the side of the race trying to stretch a muscle that is in spasm. Wanting to continue the race, but not sure what to do, they will try to stretch out the cramp. However, this... Read more

Could you be at risk for a pelvic stress fracture?

Monday, June 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
“No pain, no gain.” You probably hear this all of the time, but does pushing through physical pain really improve your performance? Not likely. More often it can derail your training. By not listening to your body, you might be ignoring serious injury like a pelvic stress fracture, an... 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.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, 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
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
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
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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