Monday, November 30, 2015

Know your risks for stress fractures

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Stress Fracture,” words no runner wants to hear from a doctor, especially if you’re training for next week’s Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon or next month’s Philadelphia Marathon. These words usually mean four to six weeks without normal running, which is enough to completely... Read more

How to accelerate healing through the 5 stages of an injury

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve been injured at some point in our lives. We’ve all experienced the same thread of thoughts and emotions that rise from being injured. Interestingly, it tends to follow the same thought pattern as how we deal with any loss: the five stages of grief. Let’s start with understanding... Read more

Rehabbing an ACL injury

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
You are watching your teenager’s game with excitement, there are 3 minutes left in the game and the score is tied. With each play you become more anxious as the team has been working so hard all season. Than in a moment you notice your child jump for a ball and fall to the ground in pain . .... Read more

Sprain vs. strain: Labeling your pain correctly

Monday, October 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Sprain vs. strain: How important is it to label your pain correctly? While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they are actually two different injuries. “A sprain is a ligament injury, and strain refers to a muscle (or sometimes tendon) injury,” explains Jeff North, a physiatrist... Read more

Time to go ‘bikesploring’ with Hidden City

Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Love bike riding and want to get to know your city better? Hidden City Philadelphia and SPOKE magazine have teamed up to offer you a series of historical bike rides to celebrate fall in the city of Brotherly Love. Bikesploration starts this Saturday, October 17th and runs until Saturday, November... Read more

Spartan Race Training: Week 6

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
I'm sure you've watched the Price is Right. Do you remember the yodeling mountain climber from the Cliff Hangers game? Yeah, that's you right now. You are climbing. You are increasing your capacity to race. And one can only hope you are yodeling along the way. First order of business: a brief and... Read more

Great weight debate: Free weights v. resistance machines

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
It is time to finally settle the great weight debate. Stop wasting precious workout time determining whether to delve into the dumbbells, rock the resistance bands or saddle up at a weight station. Resistance bands, body weight exercises and resistance machines all play an important role in pounding... Read more

Body Cycle celebrates fall with themed rides

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
Everywhere you turn fall celebrations are in full swing. What’s not to love with the cooler weather, beautiful autumn leaves, football and of course all the Halloween fun, right? Body Cycle Studio on Chestnut Street is also getting in the spirit with some fun themed rides this October. Check... Read more

Help knock out breast cancer

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Want to have a fun ladies night and make a difference while you are doing it? Come knockout breast cancer this Wednesday night. TITLE Boxing Club in Malvern is hosting a FREE Ladies Night boxing event this Wednesday, October 14. Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy an hour-long total body boxing fitness... Read more

Hip and groin injuries in the athlete

Monday, October 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Hip and groin pain affecting athletes has received a lot of attention in the media the past few years. Pick your favorite professional sport and chances are there have been any number of athletes that have been affected, to the point where practice and game time, as well as performance, have been impacted... 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
Also on
letter icon Newsletter