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Making Football Safer: Turf, leg injuries and HGH testing

Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM
Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment in a series by Peter F. DeLuca, M.D., Head Team Physician for the Eagles, on increasing player safety in football. It was a cold, damp December night in Seattle. The Eagles were playing the Seahawks on a special Thursday night game. On a punt, Colt Anderson... Read more

CTE: What we know and what we need to learn

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 9:00 AM
Last week doctors announced that Junior Seau, the former San Diego Chargers all-pro who took his own life in May, has joined the ever growing list of former NFL players with CTE. Before football ends for the season, there should be a discussion of CTE and its association with concussion. CTE stands... Read more

Doctors, parents team up to STOP sports injuries

Friday, January 11, 2013, 12:55 PM
Sports seem to saturate our lives. In fact, it’s hard to go through a day without reading, hearing or seeing something about sports. The enthusiasm for sports certainly has no age limit. Studies show that there are over 45 million young athletes in the United States participating in a broad range... Read more

CTE: What is it and what can we do?

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:34 PM
This morning’s news confirming that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before his suicide in May again begs the question: what can be done by sports medicine professionals and the NFL to prevent or decrease the incidences of this condition? Last... Read more

Philly's 10 most famous sports injuries

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
Philadelphia fans are all too familiar with “the one that got away.” Sometimes it’s a player, sometimes it’s a single game—but far too often, it’s a promising season or potential championship. Many times, injuries are the culprit. The following are Sports Doc’s... Read more

Follow-Up: Your concussion questions answered

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:56 PM
In the wake of injuries sustained by prominent Philadelphia athletes and an increased emphasis on awareness about head injuries, Sports Doc has devoted a good deal of coverage to concussion treatment and prevention this fall. In a follow-up to his post last week on ImPACT Tests, today, Robert Franks... Read more

Concussion Treatment: Returning to play

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:00 PM
By Robert Senior On Monday, we discussed the process by which football players are evaluated for concussion symptoms on the sideline during a game. But what about returning to play the following game, or weeks later? What steps must be taken and what goals must a player meet before returning to the... Read more

Protecting girls from concussions

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1:50 PM
by Robert Senior As a sports enthusiast and parent of two young aspiring athletes, it’s been impossible for me to turn away from the ongoing—and long overdue—coverage of concussions in contact sports such as football, rugby and ice hockey. But a study published in last week’s... 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
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,
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
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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