Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Knee Injuries

Grass vs turf: Does it affect injury rate?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:00 AM
Whenever I see a patient with an ACL tear, they always want to blame something or someone for their injury. The biggest culprit in the blame game seems to be turf fields. If you’re old enough you might remember the original AstroTurf, and by all means plenty of blame can be placed on it for... Read more

Goal-Oriented: How to reduce the chance of an ACL tear

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 5:30 AM
Have you ever suffered a serious knee injury? If so, what steps are you currently taking to ensure that you reduce your chances of hurting that same knee again? The unfortunate part of training and competing in sports is that injuries are a part of the game. Even athletes with the best training programs... Read more

Brian's Story: Training for my first half-marathon

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 6:00 AM
Sports Doc readers, my name is Brian Ferrie. I’m 37 years old, grew up in Cheltenham and now live in King of Prussia. Tomorrow I’ll run the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, my first-ever attempt to race 13.1 miles. I’m far from a novice runner. I started running... Read more

Don't let knee pain derail you

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 6:00 AM
With everyone training for marathons and half-marathons, my clinic sees a TON of knee pain this time of year. Most people do not understand how it happened—they do not remember falling or having a specific injury. Some people stop running or reduce the amount they are running in hopes of stopping... Read more

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

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

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

What does the future hold for the Phillies' Ryan Howard?

Monday, July 8, 2013, 7:08 PM
On Monday the Phillies learned that first baseman Ryan Howard will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus. While numerous concerns arise as a result of this injury—the Phillies owe the increasingly injury-prone slugger $75 million through 2016, after all—one overlooked question centers... Read more

Nerlens Noel's ACL tear and what to expect

Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:01 AM
“It’s happening again!” That was the initial reaction of many 76ers fans, as news broke that the team was trading All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a package that would bring back much-heralded draft pick Nerlens Noel from the University of... Read more

How to avoid tennis elbow and other setbacks on the court

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the outdoor tennis season comes sprains and strains, aching knees and shoulders. Today, we will focus on common tennis injuries, how to prevent them, and how to treat them when they occur: Tennis elbow This seems to be the bane of tennis players as it can be very difficult to treat. Not all... 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.

Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS 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. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer
Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
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