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Chat with Dr. Steven Cohen as you prepare for the Philadelphia Marathon

Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:02 AM
With the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon right around the corner, sports medicine surgeon Steven B. Cohen, M.D. of the Rothman Institute, will be fielding your questions about the upcoming race via web chat on Tuesday, November 18, from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. The marathon will be held on Sunday, November... Read more

The Wild Half returns to Morey’s Piers

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Mark your calendars because The Wild Half Marathon is coming back to Morey’s Piers in The Wildwoods, New Jersey Sunday, May 17, 2015 and registration is now open. The Wild Half, a popular spring race for running enthusiasts includes a 13. 1 mile half-marathon, and an 8K race along the beach... Read more

Vitamin D and Athletic Performance

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Now that daylight savings time has ended, we say goodbye to summer and goodbye to sunshine. Unfortunately, we also need to bid adieu to our “sunshine vitamin” – vitamin D. Vitamin D is an important vitamin we make when ultraviolet light hits our skin, then is processed in our kidney... Read more

Burn those extra holiday calories at these Turkey Trots

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Thanksgiving is always a fun time of family togetherness and good food and drink, when we give thanks for all the positive things in our lives. It is also the time of tight pants that no longer button and turkey comas. Besides avoiding seconds and thirds of that mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, what... Read more

West Philly Runners beat SEPTA bus

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:23 PM
On Tuesday night, West Philly Runners and a group of about 50 people took on the Septa 21 bus for their “Beat the Bus” event. After an intense 24-hour build-up, with a little banter back and forth from both sides, 25 to 30 runners did in fact best the pace set by the 40-foot-long Philadelphia... Read more

Youth Sports: Picking the right team

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Youth sports remain a great place to learn life skills. Children who play sports have a great opportunity to learn how to set goals, manage their emotions, work with teammates, handle adversity, and celebrate success. What we know, though, is that just throwing a uniform on a child does not guarantee... Read more

Beat the Bus: Racing SEPTA

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Did you ever try to race a car down the street as a kid? You’d get a quick jump off of the starting line, briefly putting you in the lead until the vehicle switched gears and sped past. Even if it was only for a few euphoric seconds, you – in true underdog fashion – were faster than... Read more

The 5 best exercises for runners

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
As hard as it is to believe, marathon and half marathon season is rapidly approaching the close for the season. For many people this means bringing the running inside and concentrating on other workouts. This is also the perfect time to begin giving your body rest from the mileage and making it stronger... Read more

Philadelphia Runner turns 10

Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:11 PM
November 8 is a big milestone birthday for an anchor in the Philadelphia running community. Philadelphia Runner, a running store that does so much more than sell shoes and fitness apparel, is turning 10 and they want everyone who has helped support them over the years celebrate with them. While tomorrow... Read more

The uglier the better for this year’s Ugly Sweater Run

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all have one (or, let’s be honest two or three) stuffed in the back of our closet –that ugly sweater with Rudolph the red nose reindeer sporting his bright red nose or that one covered in little candy canes Grandmom or Aunt Edna got you that one Christmas. We vowed it would never see... 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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