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Baseball

Protecting pitchers: what J.A. Happ's injury means to MLB

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 1:41 PM
Last night, former Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ was struck in the head by a line drive while pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays. This morning, Happ is in stable condition and undergoing tests at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. Perhaps most troubling, however, were this morning’s... Read more

Major League Baseball and the second opinion

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 11:52 AM
The Phillies expect to have some information about the particulars and the severity of Roy Halladay’s shoulder injury sometime today. The ace right-hander admitted to feeling discomfort in his shoulder after Sunday’s start against the Miami Marlins, and spent yesterday visiting with Dr... Read more

What to expect once Halladay gets an MRI

Monday, May 6, 2013, 2:30 PM
If there was any doubt remaining, it’s gone today—Phillies fans have pressed the panic button in regards to Roy Halladay’s 2013 season. The latest setback, a 2-plus inning outing that yielded nine runs to the lowly Marlins, was just the start of yesterday’s disappointment.... Read more

Inside spring training with Phillies team doc

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 11:59 AM
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. The game has ended with the home team on the losing... Read more

Behind the scenes with Phillies team doc at spring training

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4:30 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. “What your average Phillies fan sees on the... 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

Tommy John surgery–fact and fiction

Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:55 AM
(This is the second installment of Dr. Ciccotti’s series on UCL reconstruction. Part one can be seen here.) In baseball, perhaps one of the most devastating elbow injuries involves the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)—the same injury that has sidelined numerous professional players such... 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

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball is just around the corner

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 9:00 AM
Though snow covers the ground and temperatures dip below freezing, make no mistake—spring and baseball are just around the corner! It behooves any committed ballplayer, young and old alike, to begin the appropriate preseason conditioning. This requires much more than just picking up a ball and... Read more

Phillies, Rothman Institute collaborate for Sports Medicine conference

Monday, January 28, 2013, 10:12 AM
The 5th annual Rothman Institute/Philadelphia Phillies Sports Medicine Conference took place Saturday morning at Citizens Bank Park. A sold-out group of physical therapists and certified athletic trainers braved the cold and snow to hear from some of the region’s leaders in treatment of injured... Read more
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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
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
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
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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