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Velothon kicks off Philly Cycling Classic

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
This Sunday, June 1, brings the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic to our local streets. This year’s event marks the 30th year that Philadelphia has hosted a major cycling event in early June, starting as the Philadelphia International Championship (USPRO Championship) until 2005 and continuing... Read more

What's Happening: National Senior Health & Fitness Day events

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 2:42 PM
Tomorrow, May 28, is the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Over 100,000 older adults are expected to participate in this year’s program under the theme of “Make a Move Toward Better Health!” Here are a few events taking place in the Philadelphia area: Rydal Park... Read more

Introducing the National Pro Fitness League

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
This summer, a new professional sports league will make its debut. The National Pro Fitness League (NPFL) will feature co-ed teams of athletes competing in various human performance races. Sports Doc contributor Cassie Haynes is Director of Team Development for the NPFL, and recently explained the... Read more

What's Happening: The Victorious 5K

Friday, May 16, 2014, 9:45 AM
Area runners are invited to bring in the month of June at the 6th Annual Victorious 5K Run/Walk in Gibbsboro, N.J. The Victorious 5K is held in honor of Alicia Rose DiNatale, who passed away back in 2002 at the age of 17. Alicia was a victim of adenocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer in children. The... Read more

What's Happening: The Philly 10K

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
The Kelly Drive Loop has certainly earned its reputation as the premier running spot in Philadelphia. But in a city this size with so many iconic sights and neighborhoods, why limit yourself? That’s the idea behind the brand-new Philly 10K, an event created by Philadelphia Runner that debuts... Read more

Broad Street runners get free subway service on race day

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:29 AM
Next Sunday, SEPTA will offer free subway service to Blue Cross Broad Street Run participants. By simply showing their official race bib to the station attendant, runners will be offered free service on the 20+ express and local trains that will be running the morning of the race. In addition, SEPTA... Read more

Parkour takes over the Main Line

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:50 AM
If you’ve ever dreamed of competing on NBC’s heart-racing obstacle course competition series, American Ninja Warrior, now’s your chance! Meet the region's first obstacle training center, Main Line Parkour in King of Prussia. Covering 9,000 square feet, Main Line Parkour is the largest... Read more

What's Happening: 5K Walk+Run Against Hunger

Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:48 AM
The annual Stroehmann 5K Walk+Run Against Hunger takes place tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. sharp, starting from the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Last year’s event attracted over 4,000 participants and raised almost $250,000 for area organizations including the Coalition Against Hunger... Read more

National Athletic Training Month: Are schools doing enough?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
While watching our favorite sports teams, we are generally hoping for 2 things—a win for our team and no injuries. Injuries have always been a part of sports and likely always will be. The difference between a championship season and missing the playoffs may be 1-2 injuries. Fortunately, professional... Read more

Freddy Galvis, MRSA, and preventing a team-wide outbreak

Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:03 PM
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis was hospitalized with a staph infection in his leg early Friday morning. By the afternoon, one source reported the infection was being treated as MRSA. Galvis will begin the season on the disabled list, but the more immediate concern is for his personal well-being—and... 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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