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Heather Moore

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

When exercise becomes a pain in the butt

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 5:30 AM
A pain in the butt. Sometimes that is how the infamous athletic injury begins — just a pain in the butt. Many times I see runners, cyclists and other athletes who have pain in their back, legs and hips. Often they all can point to one specific spot that hurts. This spot that hurts is generally... Read more

Do-it-yourself remedies for foot pain

Friday, August 23, 2013, 6:00 AM
Most athletes at one point or another encounter foot pain. Foot pain alone can encompass many different diagnosis and options for treatment. As a therapist, one of the things that I see most often is people ignore foot pain, try to ‘walk it off’ and wind up creating bigger problems, as... Read more

Looking for a faster recovery? Try foam rolling and fluids

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:05 AM
One of the biggest questions I get asked is “What can I do to recover faster?” The recreational gym users and beginning athletes will just take a day off when they feel they need the rest. More elite athletes will push through ignoring the body’s cry for some type of recovery. Both... Read more

Away from the gym? Try these 10 body weight exercises

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 5:35 AM
Away from a gym on vacation? Never had much interest in joining a big box club? Work and home constraints making it impossible to get to a gym? In all reality, you do not need a gym or equipment to get an incredible workout while getting your core and all the areas that you want to work on in shape... Read more

Common cures for shin splints

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30 AM
As a physical therapist, one of the most common things I see are injuries that occurred months ago or pain that started weeks ago, but was ignored and brushed aside until it started limiting every day activities. Shin splints are one of those injuries that if a few things were done at home, the severity... Read more

Which type of exercise is best? Your favorite!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 9:30 AM
One of the most popular questions I get asked is, “What type of exercise is the best?” In today’s society people are constantly bombarded with the latest workout trends and fitness products to buy. This has become overwhelming. It is hard to get started or to make changes in your... 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

2013 U.S. Open: Treating injuries on a championship tour

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 4:00 AM
A lot of people have a dream of being a professional golfer. Most day dream off into the wonderful world of caddies, beautiful courses, lots of money and being able to play a sport you love every day of the week. But the part of the day dream that is missing is that it is a job and when it is treated... Read more

Elbow tendinitis: What can you do at home?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:00 AM
While it is hard to tell when watching the pros sink birdies and seemingly impossible putts, they do in fact suffer injuries. Some of them are in pain even during the time that they are playing. They do have the luxury of the trailer with physical therapists on the lot to help them through their pain... 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
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
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 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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