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Archive: April, 2013

Broad Street runner joins Philly groups in solidarity run for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:41 PM
I walked out of the front door of 801 Market Street, as usual, between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday night. You need to post your palm print to get out, but graphics artist Mike Placentra was in the doorway, like a sergeant at arms. As I stepped outside into the street that changes faces every hour every... Read more

Broad Street Run: 'Red Sox' for Boston

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:33 AM
All week long, Major League Baseball teams around the country have been honoring the Boston Marathon bombing victims and the city itself. One way they’ve done so is by playing ‘Sweet Caroline’, a Neil Diamond hit that became an unofficial Boston Red Sox anthem during the 7th-inning... Read more

Treating traumatic game-time injuries

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:50 AM
As the world recently watched Kevin Ware’s horrific leg injury, many questions arose. How much pain is he in? How does this happen? Will the doctors be able to fix it? Will he return to basketball? Behind the scenes, the medical team (usually consisting of a certified athletic trainer and team... Read more

Philadelphia Running Clubs: West Philly Runners

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:50 AM
The West Philly Runners were founded in November, 2010 to bring together the community of runners in West Philadelphia and to explore the city. The club began with two friends who enjoyed running, the club has since grown to more than 25 weekly runners. The group credit their inspiration to David... Read more

Boston Aftermath: Recovery after amputation

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:28 PM
Many of the people who were fortunate enough to survive yesterday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon face a long road to recovery—both physically and emotionally. At the top of that list are those spectators or competitors who suffered traumatic amputations of limbs after the devastating... Read more

Knee pain: What are your options?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 5:50 AM
From seven-figure professional athletes to weekend warriors, knees are one of those things that have given every active person trouble at one time or another. Sometimes knee pain can be a sign of something bigger: a meniscal tear. These are especially common in people who play football and basketball... Read more

Behind the scenes at spring training with Phillies team doc

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4:00 PM
At last month’s Phillies spring training in Clearwater, Fla., Rothman Institute representatives followed head team physician and Sports Doc panelist Michael Ciccotti, M.D., through a typical day. Here are some excerpts from their experience. Dr. Ciccotti folds the injury report into his pocket... Read more

Why are concussions worse in females?

Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:00 AM
Women have been increasing in numbers in participation in all of sport. Women's soccer, basketball, lacrosse and many other contact sports are seeing increasing number of participants of all ages. When looking at data comparing male versus female concussion injury rates in sports where both sexes play... Read more

We Tried It: SkyRobics

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:50 AM
When Sports Doc first learned about the new Sky Zone location in Oaks last March, I talked to a few people who’d tried the workout. “Exhausting,” said one woman who was enough of an athlete to play two sports at the collegiate level. “I barely made it through that.” So... Read more

Running Club Profiles: Philadelphia Frontrunners

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:55 AM
The Philadelphia Frontrunners is the local representative of an affiliation of LGBT running and walking clubs that have organized in cities around the world. The club specifically caters to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their friends. The first club began in San Francisco in 1974 and was inspired... 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.

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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