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ACL Injury Prevention: Now is the time to act

Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Soccer and football seasons are well under way and the start of basketball and skiing will be here before we know it, which means now is the time to begin an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury prevention program. The ACL is a ligament in the knee that keeps the knee stable. It is important for... Read more

Reading’s Alexa Cupitt spreads hope at Philly’s Heart Walk

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Tricia Cupitt became pregnant with Alexa, she had no idea the roller coaster ride she and her family would be taken on. It was her third pregnancy and she wasn’t expecting any complications. “My pregnancy was going great and then my blood tests came back indicating a chance that my... Read more

Cyc Fitness, DavidBartonGym coming to Philadelphia in 2015

Monday, October 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Pounding beats, strobing lights, a full-body workout in a party atmosphere is what you can expect from Cyc Fitness when it rides into Philadelphia this summer. While spin class has been a popular way to exercise for awhile now with boutique studios popping up all over the place, Cyc Fitness Founder... Read more

Unite Fitness Decathlon: Keeping the fun in fitness

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
Staying fit and healthy doesn’t have to be all work and no play according to the creators of the Unite Fitness Decathlon (UFD). In the hopes of inspiring people to change the way they look at cross-training, they developed 10 fitness challenges that are all mixed up along a 10K trail run. What... Read more

Get your yoga on at Namas Day in West Chester

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
While National Yoga Month is winding down, that doesn’t mean that aren’t still great opportunities for you to connect with other like-minded yoga folk. On Sunday, October 19, Philly Area Yoga, an independent online yoga resource is holding its Namas Day yoga festival at West Chester University’s... Read more

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
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
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. 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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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