Friday, December 26, 2014

When does ‘tennis elbow’ mean surgery?

Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Lateral epicondylitis more popularly known as “Tennis Elbow” affects approximately 1-3% of population annually. It may occur in non-athletes and athletes alike. Interestingly enough, only about 5% of patients with tennis elbow are in fact tennis players. Treatment for this condition is... Read more

Free BYOB Yoga at SWEAT Fitness today

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:05 AM
SWEAT Fitness wants to help you de-stress after all your Black Friday shopping today with Free BYOB Yoga at three of its locations in Philadelphia. Come center yourself with relaxing yoga moves and then enjoy a drink or two afterwards as even more of a treat. Remember that it is BYOB so make sure you... Read more

Philly Runner giving back with Black Friday Sales

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Each year, the holiday season seems to be more and more commercial with the focus on bargains, deals and discounts. In an effort to drive more sales, many malls and stores are now even opening up on Thanksgiving Day, a day meant to be spent with family and friends. Luckily not everyone is only concerned... Read more

Rocky 50K: Run in Rocky’s footsteps

Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Yo, Adrian! Calling all youse Rocky Balboa fans. Time to lace up those sneakers and don those grey sweatpants and red headbands and hit the same Philly streets that Balboa did in Rocky II. Inspired by an article in Philadelphia Magazine, which outlined the 31-mile training route that Rocky took in... Read more

Poor technique a cause of injury in dancers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Dancing has become an increasingly popular form of physical activity over the past decade. Increased participation likely stems from available classes in fitness centers, as well as movies (Shall We Dance and the Step Up series) and TV shows (Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance). The... Read more

5 moves you should avoid at the gym

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
If you’re a power lifter or body builder, please stop reading. If you’re a high level athlete, please read with an open mind. Now for the rest of us… My patients ask me all of the time, “What can I do in the gym?” For me, it’s not what you can and can’t do... Read more

Should baseball players keep throwing all year long?

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Another baseball season has come and gone and the cold of winter is knocking on the door. It seems like just yesterday spring training was beginning with lots of potential for everyone from Little League to the Major Leagues. With colder days upon us, should baseball players continue throwing all the... Read more

Pace-Setters help Marathon runners qualify for Boston

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12:13 PM
The sport of running in general — and the Philadelphia Marathon in particular — fosters a top-notch sense of community and togetherness. It's not uncommon to see finishing runners greeted by competitors and peers--sometimes by the very people they just beat across the line. However, when... Read more

Dan Vassallo wins the 2014 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 9:34 AM
Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Mass. won the 2014 Philadelphia Gore-Tex marathon, with an unofficial time of 2:17:28 on Sunday morning. The 29-year-old’s time qualified him for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The Men’s marathon qualifying standard was 2:18:00. "To qualify for the Olympic... Read more

Kiprono Kurgat wins 2014 Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:15 AM
On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon. Kiprono Kurgat, who trains out of Chapel Hill, N.C., won the 13.1-mile half marathon race with an unofficial time of 1:03:58. Averaging a 4:52 minute per mile pace, Kurgat... Read more
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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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