Friday, December 26, 2014

In The News

Flyers' doc headed to Sochi for Winter Games

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
Following Saturday’s game at Wells Fargo Center against the Calgary Flames, the majority of the Flyers will embark on a two-week mid-season break provided by the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. But a handful will head up the turnpike to Newark, N.J. to fly over to compete in those Winter Games... Read more

155 pounds lost in 7 months — Is it safe?

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
The 15th season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser concluded Tuesday night, but it’s safe to say this edition hasn't been forgotten. Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year old former competitive swimmer, weighed in at 105 pounds to win the Season 15 crown—a far cry from the 260 at which she tipped... Read more

In support of LGBT athletes

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 5:00 AM
Later this week, the world’s greatest Winter athletes will converge on Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics. For the next few weeks, Sochi hopes to represent everything that is right about the world of sports. But just last week, Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov went on British television and... Read more

The game within the game: Sherman, Manning and the Super Bowl

Friday, January 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
At first glance, Denver vs. Seattle looks like a matchup that offers little in the way of a Philly fan’s rooting interest. But the presences of Seattle’s Richard Sherman and Denver’s Peyton Manning will see to it that most fans will take a side in time for Sunday’s kickoff... Read more

Cupid's Undie Run returns to Philly on Valentine's Day weekend

Friday, January 17, 2014, 10:48 AM
On Valentine’s Day weekend, Cupid’s Undie Run will return to the Philadelphia area for a 2nd year. The run, which operates under the slogan “Put the Hilarity in Charity!” sends hundreds of half-naked runners—in Philadelphia’s February weather, no less—benefits... Read more

Blue Cross Broad Street Run lottery opens February 1

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:00 PM
For the second consecutive year, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run will offer spots through a lottery system. This morning, it was announced that the lottery will begin on Saturday, February 1 at 12:01 a.m. and conclude on February 13 at 11:59 p.m. It was not known exactly how many spots are available... 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

Fitness predictions, trends for 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013, 5:00 AM
Almost half of all New Year’s resolutions are related to self-improvement, fitness and weight loss. Unfortunately, only 8 percent of those resolutions are ultimately successful. The team at SWEAT Fitness, a premier Philadelphia fitness club, offers the following predictions for 2014 fitness... Read more

What the Dolphins' bullying saga teaches us about team culture

Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:30 AM
Much has been written about the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin situation that existed on the Miami Dolphins this season. At present, Incognito has been suspended from the Dolphins for behavior that has been described as bullying. Martin has taken an extended absence from the team for emotional... Read more

Ryan Freel and CTE: What does it mean for baseball's future?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
In the wake of the news that former major league player Ryan Freel was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his suicide, Major League Baseball is joining—and being included—in the ongoing discourse over concussions in sports. Freel, who played for five... 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
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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