Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sitting can be a real pain sometimes

Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Almost 80% of all Americans experience back pain, and for many of them that pain comes from sitting long periods like at work. Described as discomfort or an ache or throbbing, the pain is usually lumped into the generic diagnosis of low back pain. Most people are surprised when sitting down doesn’t... Read more

Namas Day offers second day of workshops

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Namas Day Yoga Festival, organized by Philly Area Yoga, an online source for yoga and wellness information, has gone through some growing pains this year, adding an extra day of workshops, new classes and a bigger marketplace to the lineup for the fall festival, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October... Read more

The couch-to-pope training plan

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Preparing for any big race takes dedication. Health experts say that's a good way to think about getting ready for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month. An estimated 1.5 million pilgrims and spectators flocking to Center City on Sept. 26 and 27 will be expected to walk up to 5 miles and... Read more

Wounded warriors find healing on Soldier Ride

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Anthony Cerezo of Quakertown is a combat veteran who fought in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. When he came back home, like many soldiers with physical and mental wounds, he had a hard time blending back into civilian life. But then he heard about the Wounded Warrior... Read more

Flexibility 101: Simple stretches to help you loosen up

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
Everyday our bodies are under stress from exercise, long hours spent commuting, lugging heavy equipment around or being sedentary at a desk chair for hours on end. That leaves our muscles aching for a little more flexibility. The importance of stretching pre- and post-workout is often overlooked... Read more

What’s It Like To...Be a Sports Talk Radio Host

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
"What’s It Like To…" is a series that looks inside the worlds of extreme sports, professional athletics, and sports careers. Most women don't listen to sports talk radio, and I was one of them. As I became more obsessed with the athletics of football, however, I wanted to understand the... Read more

Save lives by wearing pink after dark

Monday, August 17, 2015, 10:33 AM
Wearing pink after dark can save lives in more than one way with the new “Pink After Dark” campaign recently kicked off by 4id, a West Conshohocken company that creates safety products for athletes. 4id is selling new pink LED visibility products to be worn when active out of doors at... Read more

New brain-training app focuses on athletes

Monday, August 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
So much attention is paid to athletes’ physical conditioning, it’s easy to overlook the importance of critical thinking. But even the greatest arm won’t save a quarterback whose decision-making is slow. Peter Fadde, a professor at Southern Illinois University, has studied sports-specific... Read more

A yoga instructor’s search for mind/body balance

Friday, August 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Peace is born out of balance and balance comes from flexibility.” Newly minted yoga instructor Sarah McIntyre truly believes that yoga helps you remove yourself from the rat race called life and find happiness. “I had been in and out of yoga classes for years. I always practiced... Read more

Four workout mistakes that lead to injury

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Exercise is good for your health and has countless other benefits, but if you’re guilty of these four bad habits, you may be risking an injury. Pushing through pain The popular mantra “no pain, no gain” is misleading. Many people believe that pain during exercise is normal so they... 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
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
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
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior 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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