Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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6 common fitness myths dispelled

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fitness Myth #1: Muscle turns to fat if you stop exercising. Fact: Muscle and fat are two different types of tissue. One does not become the other. When you stop exercising, your muscles shrink, or atrophy, so over time, the percent of body fat increases while muscle mass decreases. Fitness Myth... Read more

2 area PT clinics expand services for athletes

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Conshohocken Physical Therapy in Conshohocken and Total Performance Physical Therapy in North Wales have been going through some growing pains lately as they renovated, expanded and added new talent to their roster in order to offer more comprehensive rehabilitation and sports training services. Conshohocken... Read more

Mind and body: 7 tips for beginner yogis

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
It is still National Yoga Month and the perfect time to take your first yoga class. Whether you are just looking to diversify your workout routine or hoping to embrace the spiritual as well as physical side of yoga, there are many different styles to choose from and whole new vocabulary to learn so... Read more

Fall back into a healthy routine

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Keeping healthy during the dog days of summer can be a real beach. On a recent trip to the shore, my eyes wandered away from my last few pages of Gone Girl, and onto a coastline that looked like a polluted "waist land." If the summer months have you vacationing from daily exercise and eating well,... Read more

National Yoga Month: 10 deals for beginner yogis

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
As we leave behind the relaxing vacation mode of summer and begin the hustle and bustle of the fall, it is the perfect time to make sure you carve out some time for yourself to focus on your own health and happiness. Don’t let the rat race drag you down. September is National Yoga Month and a... Read more

What’s Happening: Lifestyle Change Award Nominations

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Changing unhealthy habits is never easy. When you have spent most of your life eating fast food and junk and not exercising, your meal choices tend to be on autopilot and difficult to alter. We have all heard the stories about how America is one of the most obese nations in the world and probably know... Read more

Goal Oriented: 5 reasons I love to train outside

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
“I don’t have a gym membership...” “My gym doesn’t have kettlebells...” “I can’t do a pull-up, I am so weak...” “I do 200 crunches a night but I don’t have any abs...” (FYI, stop wasting your time with crunches) “I don’t... Read more

6 most common workout blunders

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
The gym can be an interesting place to go to as a physical therapist. I am always fascinated by the many people who tend to make the same mistakes when working out. Whether it’s overworking a group of muscles or performing an exercise that just won’t get you results, here are the top six... Read more

Goal Oriented: Ten health tips to live by

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a coach I have heard all of the excuses as to why people can’t commit to a training program. I understand that everyone is overbooked and has very hectic lives but when it comes to our health we need to find the time. Here are some of the more common responses I hear from people as to why... Read more

Martial arts: From killing art to wellness and fitness

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Sometimes looking into the past sheds light on our current concepts and even future performance. Take for instance martial arts. Most would not associate current day wellness to the practice of martial arts (more commonly referred to as karate), especially considering the history of martial arts. Oh... 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
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
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