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Philadelphia running clubs: Philly Runners

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:00 AM
Philly Runners was formed in March 2002 with the goal of creating a centrally-located club in the city that would welcome male and female runners of all ages, paces, and abilities. The club started out with just a few members but slowly grew over the past 11 years. Today, several hundred area athletes... Read more

A patient's persistence: One mile at a time

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 9:18 AM
Being a physical therapist at Magee has taught me to value health and fitness as great gifts. Each day, I am reminded how life can change in a single moment, as well as the persistence and the courage that recovery requires. I often contemplate what makes individuals stick with an exercise routine... Read more

Preventing ACL injuries in women

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:00 AM
With the 40th anniversary of Title IX upon us, our nation has seen huge advancements in striving for equality for women in the realm of sports and athletics. With this increase in sports participation, however, we have seen an increase in sports-related injuries in female athletes. Specifically, in... Read more

Philadelphia running clubs: South Philly Striders

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6:00 AM
The South Philly Striders running club was founded by Kathy O'Neill and Janine Hawley about 6 years ago. At the time, the club began because there was no organized running group east of Broad Street in downtown Philadelphia. Currently, the South Philly Striders remain the only running group in the... Read more

The mystery behind Tommy John Surgery

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:00 AM
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series by Dr. Michael Ciccotti, MD, Head Team Physician for the Phillies. Dr. Ciccotti is the leader of a group of MLB team physicians currently studying throwing injuries. This series will attempt to answer questions about the infamous—yet mysterious—ulnar... Read more

4 St. Patrick's Day races in Philly

Monday, March 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
Hey Philly, looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in fun and healthy way? Check out these 4 St. Patty’s weekend races that offer a little something for everyone. Whether you're a fun runner, a runner looking to make a difference, or maybe you're just running to burn some calories before you... Read more

We tried it: Philadelphia Runner's Urban Scramble

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 5:30 AM
I would like to consider myself a runner, but I’ll be realistic in saying that logging 3 miles on the treadmill 3 times a week is not exactly the definition of a true runner. So naturally, I passed on signing up for Broad Street – happy to have the excuse that I’d be working the big... Read more

Balance, bones and the female athlete

Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:30 AM
Women face different challenges than men when it comes to exercise. One of the big concerns for women is energy balance–getting the appropriate amount of nutrients needed to fuel exercise needs. Women, and especially young women, need the right amount of energy available to not only compensate... Read more

Upcoming running events: March 16 - April 7

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4:24 PM
Sunday: NorthEast RoadRunners Club Winter 10K, 10 a.m. Course: Out and back on the bike path on Kelly Drive. Online registration at active.com. March 16: Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K and kids quarter-mile and 100-meter run. Haddonfield. Register at runsignup.com. Will sell out. March 17: Abominable... Read more

Philadelphia running clubs: Back on My Feet

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:00 AM
Editor’s Note: In the weeks leading up to the city’s largest annual running event, Sports Doc will profile local clubs that encourage the area’s runners to take to the streets. If you know of an organization who deserves recognition, contact Megan Schmidt at mschmidt@philly.com. In... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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
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, Pa.
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
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