Monday, March 30, 2015

The Trainer’s Guide: How to commit to be fit

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Are you a fitness-phobe? You want to commit to exercising regularly, but you are afraid of belly flopping into the deep end of the lap pool. Exercise can feel a lot like dating. The jitters associated with engaging in a new routine or enrolling at a different gym is comparable to a first date. You... Read more

Professional athletic trainer Mark Shires talks shop

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
In celebration of National Athletic Training Month, I had the opportunity to interview professional baseball athletic trainer, Mark Shires. Mark has been a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for 17 years and provided great insight into the required education and responsibilities for an athletic trainer... Read more

7 key strategies on how the healthiest live

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:00 AM
When you interact with truly great, healthy trainers, they seem to always exude energy. We assume they somehow live in a different world that doesn’t have the same time constraints or they have some superhuman willpower, but that is simply our self-justification. Some of them have full time jobs... Read more

Master the basics: Squat

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Want to know the difference between an amateur and an expert? An expert has mastered the basics. Over the next few months, I'll help you master the basics one by one, so you can get the highest return on your investment of time and effort in the gym. We started with the movement that I consider the... Read more

NFL owners approve medical timeout for disoriented players

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:02 AM
ESPN has just reported that NFL owners approved five new safety rules and one replay rule change including a medical time out for disoriented players. In a move to protect players better and to prevent an incident like the one during the Super Bowl when New England’s Julian Edelman was allowed... Read more

How to fix your plantar fasciitis

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
With running outside becoming a reality to most of us again, so come the aches and the pains as we up our mileage to get ready for that race that is just around the corner. One of the most common injuries to plague runners is plantar fasciitis. There are several factors to why this happens and a few... Read more

Yin Yoga and massage: the perfect combo

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
There are certain combinations that go perfect together: chocolate and peanut butter, wine and cheese, a long run with a beer afterwards…Yin Yoga and massage is another perfect pairing. Come try it out at The Wellnest, a center that provides resources, therapies, and support to individuals with... Read more

How to run injury-free

Monday, March 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’re a runner like me, let’s face it -- you would give up a lot of fun things in exchange for a guarantee of no more injuries. No more tendonitis, stress fractures, or pulled hamstrings. All of it -- completely gone. But while no one has found an elixir to prevent all running-related... Read more

Free classes at CrossFit Love Fitness Fair

Friday, March 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Tuesday, March 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Market & Shops at Comcast Center is hosting a free fitness fair to help you get in shape for the warmer weather. Open to all fitness levels, the fair will include two workout classes at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. led by Joe Petrusky, head coach and owner... Read more

Distal radius fractures: Is surgery necessary?

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
As a result of icy and brutally cold weather conditions, we are seeing an increasing amount of injuries from FOOSH: Fall on outstretched hand. These injuries have an impact on proper hand and wrist function. Some of the most common injuries we see this time of year are distal radius fractures (broken... 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 Health
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
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
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. 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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