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Arm, Shoulder Injuries

Poor pitching mechanics and how to correct them

Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Why do pitchers get hurt? And why are they getting hurt at increasingly alarming rates? It’s been a question that is asked around every baseball circle from the major leagues to youth organizations. As athletic trainers specializing in baseball, much of our careers have been dedicated to finding... Read more

Can we explain the increase in Tommy John surgeries?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Tommy John Surgery… the three words every baseball pitcher dreads hearing. It indicates a long tedious road of rehabilitation and valuable time away from the game. The rehabilitation following surgery generally takes 12 months to return to pitching and 18 for a full recovery. There are also... Read more

Prognosis for Cliff Lee's return

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 9:25 AM
The Phillies announced pitcher Cliff Lee was heading to the 15-day disabled list due to what have become the two most feared words in Major League Baseball—“elbow strain.” Recently, a long list of pitchers have headed to the disabled list with similar ailments, only to be diagnosed... Read more

Overuse injuries in CrossFit athletes and cyclists

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the rise in popularity of CrossFit and activities like cycling, we are seeing more and more inside elbow pain. This injury is called medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, as it was typically seen in golfers. Now we are seeing more and more cyclists and CrossFit athletes with this type... Read more

Swimmers and shoulders: Who's watching out for them?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
Did you know that up to 91 percent of competitive swimmers have reported experiencing shoulder pain? Unfortunately most young swimmers will develop such pain—it’s just part of the sport.The same used to be true of youth pitchers in baseball. For years, there was growing evidence that youth... Read more

Yoga and wrist pain: Listen to your body!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
I wanted to open a discussion regarding association of wrist pain and exercise that requires increased weight bearing on upper extremities. In my practice, I see patients from mixed demographics with complaints of wrist pain. In fact, wrist pain happens to be one of the most searchable conditions on... Read more

Common injuries in scholastic spring sports: Baseball

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
For statistics on common baseball injuries, click here. It’s that time of year. Spring sports are in the air, even if the spring weather isn’t. Let’s head to the ballpark and start with baseball. Upper Extremity Upper extremity injuries are the most common area injured for both... Read more

Rothman Institute, Phillies present annual sports medicine symposium

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:41 PM
This Saturday, the Phillies and Rothman Institute will host the 6th annual Sports Medicine Symposium at Citizens Bank Park. The event, which begins with registration and continental breakfast at 6:30 a.m., is targeted for sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers... Read more

Common swimming injuries and effective treatment

Monday, January 27, 2014, 9:40 AM
My last blog was about basketball injuries. Now, let’s dive into the pool and talk about common swimming injuries. Swimming Mechanics Poor swimming mechanics may be a contributing factor in many swimming injuries. But assessing these mechanics is beyond the expertise of most sports medicine... Read more

Off-season throwing for baseball and softball players

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Throwing a baseball or softball is one of the most difficult activities in sports and requires extreme accuracy and skill. It is also one of the most unnatural motions in sports and leads to many injuries, especially among baseball pitchers. The speed of the pitching shoulder in baseball has been... 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
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
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, 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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