Friday, November 27, 2015


Returning to exercise after pregnancy

Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
I was a Division 1 athlete, I am no stranger of being pushed beyond my limits in sports. I know how to push the pain aside to get the set done and to suck it up, even though every bone and muscle in your body is seizing and telling you to stop. I thought I knew pain. I had my first child and was on... Read more

Stress Urinary Incontinence in the female athlete

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the most common, but rarely discussed issues that female athletes face is urinary incontinence during exercise. This phenomenon is also known as stress urinary incontinence and is defined as the involuntary leaking of urine during activities like running, jumping, laughing or coughing. One study... Read more

How to effectively build muscle in women

Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that you know why building muscle is critical, it’s important to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve... Read more

The benefits of muscle for women

Monday, April 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’re a woman who exercises, the fear of “bulking up” may have crossed your mind once or twice. Many women find themselves afraid to put on muscle so they shy away from lifting heavy weights or avoid strength training altogether. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, muscle... Read more

Sisterhood in sports: Competition their way

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
While men might be from Mars and women from Venus, the differences in how we communicate and handle emotions doesn’t have to mean that one is the weaker sex. Dr. Joan Steidinger as an athlete and a sports psychologist has been studying for years the way women collaborate and compete in the sports... Read more

Is exercise during pregnancy safe?

Friday, March 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
When it comes to exercise and pregnancy, most of the attention is focused on how to quickly and efficiently regain your pre-baby body after you’ve given birth. However, exercise during pregnancy is equally as important and can lead to many benefits: decreased maternal weight gain, shorter labor... Read more

Play dirty at Lozilu’s Women’s Mud Run

Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Looking for something to break up the monotony of your fitness routine or a reason for a much needed girls’ day? Lozilu’s Women’s Mud Run offers you a filthy 5K festival filled with obstacles, music, mud and an after-party with live bands. How can you not have fun with obstacles named... Read more

Are you at risk for the Female Athlete Triad?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the best ways to build strong bones in female athletes is regular participation in weight bearing exercise, like running and jumping. In fact, females who participate in sports like soccer or basketball tend to have stronger bones than swimmers or cyclists. However, the benefits of weight bearing... Read more

Women of Philly gone wild at Weston Fitness

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Age is just a number, right? The mantra as we get older is that we are only as old as we feel, but for those of us in those middling years, when we are not quite young anymore, but not a senior citizen yet either, there is not a whole lot of support for those of us still striving for our dreams. Who... Read more

Make a date with yourself: 3 tips to a healthier you

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Do you have a healthy relationship with yourself? We value maintaining our bonds with others far more than nurturing our own health and well-being. This became apparent to me after a long work day a few years back. I was driving home – one hand being used to ravenously stuff a Styrofoam packaged... 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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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 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. 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
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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