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Arm, Shoulder Injuries

Tommy John surgery: Separating fact and fiction

Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
For those of us that follow baseball, it seems like every time we turn around another pitcher is going down with a major injury. The most recent notable name is Matt Harvey from the New York Mets. Like many before him, he started having pain with pitching while experiencing decreased velocity and... Read more

Injury recovery: Heat or ice?

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5:30 AM
“What should I do? Heat or ice?” The amount of times I have been asked this could qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records. The most confusing part for people is that if you ask 20 different health care professionals, you will get 20 different answers because the literature varies... Read more

Shoulder injuries: Don't wait til it's too late!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 6:00 AM
Shoulders take a lot of abuse in our daily lives. We lift and carry heavy objects, reach in awkward ways, hang bags from them, throw things and undoubtedly stress them with the repetitive tasks demanded by our professions. Additionally, the misguided workout positions, routine recreational pursuits... Read more

Shoulder strengthening for throwing athletes

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
The scapula is the keystone of the upper body. All upper extremity motion depends on how well or how poorly the scapula moves. When the scapula is weak, both the shoulder and elbow are at an increased risk of injury. In the normal healthy shoulder, the scapula moves properly and creates a stable base... Read more

Sport Specialization: Take the summer off!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM
One significant change in the care of athletes over the last 10 years has been this concept of specialization. When I grew up you typically played football in the fall, basketball/hockey in the winter and baseball in the spring. The summer was spent going on vacation with your family or getting a job... Read more

What you need to know to avoid youth pitching injuries

Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:24 AM
Youth pitching injuries have risen dramatically since the early 2000s. The pitching motion is the most dynamic motion in sports. Arm speed (internal rotation) has been recorded at 6900 degrees per second in youth pitchers and higher in older pitchers. That’s the equivalent of spinning your arm... Read more

Foam rolling: Believe the hype!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:02 AM
Foam rolling has gained a lot of notoriety in the last few years but the big question is always: Is this a fad that I really should partake in? The simple answer is yes, you should. Whether you are a professional athlete, an amateur athlete, a weekend warrior or just sit at your desk all day, foam... Read more

Posture, technique keys to fighting off golf injury

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 4:00 AM
Golfing can be a great and relaxing sport for many to enjoy, but there are common injuries that can occur in the weekend warrior golfer. Golf is a full body sport—your swing and stroke involves your entire body. Injuries can occur in many different places, the most common occurring in the low... Read more

Tips for a healthy golf game

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 4:00 AM
Championship golf returns to the Philly area with the US Open coming soon to the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. Golf’s popularity has increased in the last 10 to 15 years, and with spring in the air, more and more golfers are hitting the links. Golf is a wonderful sport, but if we don’t... Read more

How to avoid tennis elbow and other setbacks on the court

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the outdoor tennis season comes sprains and strains, aching knees and shoulders. Today, we will focus on common tennis injuries, how to prevent them, and how to treat them when they occur: Tennis elbow This seems to be the bane of tennis players as it can be very difficult to treat. Not all... 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.

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, 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
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 Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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