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Archive: November, 2012

ImPACT Test: How It's Used To Determine Concussion Recovery

Friday, November 30, 2012, 11:44 AM
By Robert Franks, D.O. Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick failed his second concussion test of the week, meaning he has not been cleared to return to football activities. Robert Franks, D.O., takes a closer look at the testing used to make such determinations. As concussion... Read more

Keep Your Eye On The Ball: More Than Just A Tired Phrase

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:20 PM
By Justin D’Ancona The basic fundamental principal found in all sports is keeping your eye on the ball. We’ve all heard it. Heck, there’s a good chance that idea was drilled in our heads long before we could even read or write. Well, it turns out, those responsible for torturing... Read more

Examining ACL Injuries In Females

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 10:25 AM
By Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Since Title IX was signed into law by President Nixon in 1972, a dramatically increasing number of female athletes participate in sports not only at the collegiate level, but also at the high school and recreational levels as well. Currently, there are just as many young... Read more

Adderall: MLB’s latest performance-enhancing drug

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 4:54 PM
By Rob Senior Adderall is an amphetamine best known for its success in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the alarming number of Major League Baseball players using Adderall has led to the medication’s designation as a performance-enhancing drug by league executives... Read more

Feeling down in the dumps? Get moving!

Monday, November 26, 2012, 6:00 PM
By Rob Senior Research presented at the recent Psych Congress 2012: U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress suggests that exercise provides a unique effect on some psychiatric disorders. Evidence was particularly strong in depression, where some cases show that exercise can provide as much benefit... Read more

Denise Austin’s plan for holiday health and happiness

Monday, November 26, 2012, 11:31 AM
By Rob Senior If you’re sitting back after Thanksgiving weekend, planning to make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape after the holidays, fitness guru Denise Austin has a message for you. “Don’t wait!” she emphasizes. “Get in shape now, and look great for the... Read more

Philly Marathon: Picking up the gauntlet

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 2:18 PM
Before this past Saturday's Rothman Institute 8k ((part of the Philadelphia Marathon weekend) Inquirer Sports Editor John Quinn laid down a challenge. He told half-marathoner Sam Ndereba that he could run the 8K quicker than Ndereba could run the half marathon. Here's his post-race follow-up. by John... Read more

The Champ Is Here: McKeeman Celebrates Hometown Victory

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 12:05 PM
By Rob Senior On Saturday, Sports Doc profiled Michael McKeeman, a 36-year old Ardmore resident and North Penn High School graduate who was considered a top contender in this year’s Philadelphia Marathon. McKeeman had come close in the past—finishing second in the 2006 race—but this... Read more

Philly Marathon: Following Up With Our Runners Post-Race

Monday, November 19, 2012, 3:54 PM
By Justin D’Ancona and Robert Senior Last week, Sports Doc profiled competitors in the Rothman Institute 8K and the Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon. Each athlete was running with different motivations and for unique causes, but the one common thread was their desire to compete in the... Read more

Former Flyer Laperriere Crosses Philly Marathon Off Bucket List

Monday, November 19, 2012, 1:43 PM
By Rob Senior Talk about a long shift. Former Flyers forward and current Director of Player Development Ian Laperriere took to the local streets to run his first marathon yesterday in 3:42:23—a little more than two minutes under his targeted finishing time of 3 hours, 45 minutes. Wearing a... Read more
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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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