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Breakdown of common wrestling injuries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6:00 AM
This is the last blog of a three part series on winter scholastic sports. Let’s head to the mat. Sprains/Strains Sprains and strains account for nearly half of all wrestling injuries with the shoulder being more common in high school wrestlers and the knee more common in college. About 40... Read more

Statistics on wrestling injuries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6:00 AM
A 2008 article by Yard et al in The American Journal of Sports Medicine calculated rates of injury among high school and college wrestlers during the 2005-2006 season using the High School Reporting Information Online (RIOTM) and the NCAA Injury Surveillance System (ISS). It also characterized the... Read more

Statistics on common basketball injuries

Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:00 AM
A 2008 study by Borowski et al in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looked at high school basketball injury rates using the online reporting from 100 high schools for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. They found that high school basketball players sustained 1.94 injuries per 1,000 athlete exposures... Read more

The best of Sports Doc 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:30 AM
From serious matters like concussions and performance enhancing drugs, to inspiring stories of athletes overcoming the odds, we’ve enjoyed covering the sports and fitness scene in and around Philadelphia in 2013. What do you hope to see on Sports Doc in 2014? Read more Sports Doc for Sports... Read more

Tennis for kids: making the game easier to learn

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:00 AM
Most children who aspire to learn—or master—a sport have the advantage of learning gradually, playing at a level that makes it easier to attain early success. Beginner-level swimmers start out in the shallow end, not the deep end of an Olympic-sized pool. Most youth basketball leagues lower... Read more

Offseason throwing suggestions for pitchers

Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:03 AM
With autumn in full swing a few things are becoming evident—days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting colder, and the pageantry and tradition of the World Series is complete. Congrats to the Boston Red Sox and their fans on being on top of the baseball world. But with the completion... Read more

What's Happening: The Lemon Run

Friday, November 1, 2013, 5:30 AM
Next Sunday, November 10, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will hold their 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Dash, The Lemon Run Philadelphia, presented by Volvo. The event will originate from Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, where athletes ranging from novices to advanced runners will... Read more

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

Diagnosing and treating football injuries: High School vs. NFL

Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
My Sundays, in the fall, are spent on the Eagles’ sidelines leading the team of physicians that are charged with insuring the safety of the NFL players. What most people are not aware of is that on Fridays I am on the sidelines of high school football games in South Jersey. The injuries that... Read more

Trying out for your first school sports team

Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:39 AM
Do you have a son or daughter who is trying out for a school sports team, or who is playing on a team for the first time? If so, this is certainly an exciting time. Along with the excitement, though, tryouts and being a first-time team member pose some unique mental challenges. Adrenaline is a natural... 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
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.
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
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