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FIFA, World Cup and fixing soccer’s concussion problem

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:14 PM
Concussions in soccer are becoming more evident, as seen in the World Cup final. Germany’s Christoph Kramer was injured in a shoulder-to-head collision during the first half. He appeared concussed to the average viewer. Kramer even told the German newspaper Die Walt, “I can’t really... Read more

USMNT injuries and what they mean for the rest of the World Cup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:21 PM
One of the biggest victories in recent United States soccer history did not come without a price. Last evening’s match with Ghana saw United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) striker Jozy Altidore leave the game with what appeared to be a significant hamstring injury. In interviews, Altidore... Read more

Goal Oriented: Get ready to HIIT the beach this summer!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
Summer is finally upon us and people have started to head to the shore for some much needed rest and relaxation. If you are someone who exercises on a regular basis it may seem like your training will have to take a back seat for the time that you are at the beach. I personally love to exercise... Read more

Goal-Oriented: The 5 habits of successful exercise

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you were to walk into any gym you would see people of all shapes and sizes exercising. You may see the guy in the corner finishing up a set of “ABS” and then lifting up his shirt to see if he now has developed a six pack. You may see the businessman texting on his phone as he spins aimlessly... Read more

Goal-Oriented: Short workouts, big benefits

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 AM
All of us are pressed for time. Between work, family, social obligations and finding time for ourselves it’s hard to find the time to fit in a good workout. I get asked this question a lot. “How long do I need to train in order to see some benefits?” That is a tough question to... Read more

Goal-Oriented: MLS preseason training with the Union

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
In preparation for a Major League Soccer season, a lot of time and consideration goes into what the players need to play at such a high level each and every week. As fans, you see the finished product but as coaches we have to assemble a plan that gives our players the best chance for success. During... Read more

What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

Friday, February 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport. This Strained Sports infographic will help you digest the mountain of statistics and help you better understand how the injuries stack up against each other from sport to sport. Purpose With the hope... Read more

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 the World Cup draw means for U.S. soccer

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
Friday’s World Cup 2014 draw was wildly panned by fans of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT), as the team was selected into the foreboding “Group of Death” alongside Ghana, Portugal and Germany for June’s world championships in Brazil. The matchups alone... Read more

Tips from a Pro: Union's Jeff Parke talks nutrition

Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:28 AM
Jeff Parke worked for a lifetime to become a professional soccer player. It wasn’t until he’d reached that goal and spent a few years in Major League Soccer (MLS) that he realized just how much it meant to him. “I can remember the day it happened,” says Parke. “I was... 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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