Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Children, Teens

The "Million Mile Run" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:00 AM
In founding Alex’s Lemonade Stand, young Alexandra “Alex” Scott utilized her passion for selling lemonade to raise awareness and find cures for childhood cancer. Next month, her father Jay will turn his own passion—running—into a means of raising those same funds in his... Read more

Goal-Oriented: Reducing injury risk in female athletes

Monday, August 19, 2013, 9:24 AM
Each year the number of female athletes who are participating in high school sports appears to be growing. With sports like soccer, basketball, field hockey, crew, lacrosse, track and softball, athletes are now given the chance to play their sport almost year round. For the past several years I have... Read more

Sports Specialization: What is the right age?

Friday, August 16, 2013, 5:00 AM
In sports medicine circles, sports specialization is generally considered to be defined as intense year-round training in a single sport, with the exclusion of other sports. It is also generally accepted by sports medicine providers and the sports world at large that there is a need for practice and... 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

Goal-Oriented: Countdown to high-school preseason camp

Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:39 AM
For the majority of high school athletes who are playing a fall sport, summer camp officially starts in two weeks. I can think back to when I was in high school and this was a very exciting time for athletes. If you are a freshman you have no idea what to expect as you make the jump to high school... Read more

Triathlon to kick off Hunting Park Family Fun & Fitness Day

Friday, August 2, 2013, 10:36 AM
Tomorrow will mark the 3rd Annual Hunting Park Family Fun & Fitness Day, a now-annual event held in one of the city’s more scenic areas. Every member of the family is invited to take place in this celebration, which is highlighted by a morning Triathlon. The event, hosted by TriYouthalon... Read more

Sport Specialization: What your child should know about year-round teams

Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00 AM
One of the recent trends in youth sports is that children are specializing in one sport, as opposed to participating in a variety of sports, at a younger age. For example, in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and ‘90’s it was common for a boy or girl to play soccer in the fall,... 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

How to be a great sports parent

Monday, June 3, 2013, 6:00 AM
For many parents, the Spring sports seasons for their children are either in full swing or winding down. For youth sport participants, ages 6 to 18, this can be the time of year for great joy or disappointment. As sports parents, how can we best help our children to navigate the highs and lows... Read more

EKGs, concussions hot topics at AMSSM conference

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
Last week the annual conference of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was held in San Diego. This is the largest Primary Care Sports Medicine conference in the United States, with over 1,400 attendees. The AMSSM attracts the leading experts from around the world to present on... 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.

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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
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. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
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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