Sunday, August 2, 2015

Running

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

Proper recovery prevents future injury

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the questions most people have is, “I have run my race, now what do I do? When do I run again? Should I just take a few days off and do nothing?” The answer is that while taking rest after a long race is advisable, doing nothing is not the answer. You still need to flush out the... Read more

You finished the race…now learn how to best recover!

Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
What’s your first thought upon finishing a running race? If you’re like most runners, your first thought is just the beginning of a stream of thoughts from your still slightly delirious self. “I need a beer” may quickly be followed by “Thank God that’s over…tired…beer…need... Read more

Running faster is all in the hips

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many people when they look to increase their speed, begin running intervals or trying to run faster speeds when they are out for longer runs. This strategy may work for a little bit, but probably will plateau after a while, if it even works at all. In order to make life long changes to increase your... Read more

HIIT Bootcamp Run coming this May

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you hit a plateau when it comes to losing those last few stubborn pounds? You might want to try Weston Fitness’ HIIT Bootcamp Run which is starting this May and will run every Saturday through the summer. It combines running with strength training for a complete workout. Just imagine going... 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, 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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
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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