Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spartan Race Training: Week 10

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 9:19 AM
Remember pulling an all-nighter cramming for a big exam? Yeah, me too – more times than I can count. Unfortunately your fitness doesn't work that way. If you run a race - whether it be a strenuous marathon or our Spartan Race - your hard work is complete at least one week prior to the starting... Read more

Weston Fitness: Fun, essential ingredient to fitness success

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
At Weston Fitness, giving their members what they need for a fun workout is a priority. When asked what the best workout is, Sandy Weston, founder and co-owner of Weston Fitness always replies, "The one you will do." That is why their WESFIT group classes in the Great Room and the Furnace are designed... Read more

U.S. Soccer: Heading the ball limited in youth soccer

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 10:38 AM
Earlier this week, U. S. Soccer announced limitations on the use of headers in youth soccer as part of the resolution in a concussion lawsuit which was filed against U.S. Soccer, United States Youth Soccer Association, American Youth Soccer Organization, U.S. Club Soccer and the California Youth Soccer... Read more

The Horticulture Center: Perfect oasis for yoga

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
What goes together more naturally than yoga and a lush, green setting? Well, nothing really. The Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park is the perfect idyllic setting for relaxing your mind and body and rejuvenating your soul. That's is why the Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Philadelphia... Read more

Back to life: Exercises to strengthen your spine

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Does the idea of exercising with a bad back send shivers down your spine? Lower-back pain cripples millions of Americans each year and prevents many from practicing daily fitness routines, due to a fear of causing further damage to existing weaknesses and injuries. The spine is a fragile, complex... Read more

Eagles fans should see team as work in progress

Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
A person’s expectations affect his or her behavior. That is to say, how we anticipate the outcome of an event effects the way we feel, think, and act. This is true in life in general, but certainly as a sports fan. The fan behavior towards the Philadelphia Eagles this season is a great example... Read more

Motivation Tip: Use what you want to avoid to spur you on

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
I was working out at the gym and noticed a college-aged guy doing a Dez Bryant-like ab workout - sit up, after sit up... holding a plank position for several minutes. Impressive! I'm always interested in what motivates athletes, so I asked him what his inspiration was for doing such an intense workout... Read more

Believe in a way back to a new adventure

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
On any given Sunday at Go Vertical in Philadelphia, you may come across the petite and fearless Rebecca Levenberg, scaling a rock wall several stories above your head or supporting her partner’s rope from the ground. Levenberg has made this climbing gym one of her regular fitness stops. She... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 9

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
You know those football pregame shots? I'm talking about the ones where players stand in a circle and a fiery leader screams "GAMETIME BABY!" and "WHATEVER YOU GOT TODAY I GOTTA HAVE IT!" (By the way Philadelphia, I'm picturing Brian Dawkins. How about you?) That's us today. This is intensity week... Read more

Local PT to work with Olympians

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Heather Moore, a local physical therapist and owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, was recently offered the chance to work with Olympic athletes at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs... 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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