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Michael G. Ciccotti

Tommy John surgery–fact and fiction

Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:55 AM
(This is the second installment of Dr. Ciccotti’s series on UCL reconstruction. Part one can be seen here.) In baseball, perhaps one of the most devastating elbow injuries involves the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)—the same injury that has sidelined numerous professional players such... Read more

The mystery behind Tommy John Surgery

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:00 AM
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series by Dr. Michael Ciccotti, MD, Head Team Physician for the Phillies. Dr. Ciccotti is the leader of a group of MLB team physicians currently studying throwing injuries. This series will attempt to answer questions about the infamous—yet mysterious—ulnar... Read more

Spring Sports Preview: Baseball is just around the corner

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 9:00 AM
Though snow covers the ground and temperatures dip below freezing, make no mistake—spring and baseball are just around the corner! It behooves any committed ballplayer, young and old alike, to begin the appropriate preseason conditioning. This requires much more than just picking up a ball and... Read more

Phillies' doc 'tremendously honored' to be head of MLB physicians

Friday, January 18, 2013, 9:00 AM
On Monday, Sports Doc panelist and Phillies head team physician Michael Ciccotti, M.D., was announced as the new president of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Physicians Association. Sports Doc talked with Ciccotti about his new appointment and his plans for the Association. Sports Doc: What is... 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

The Art of Running

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 12:00 PM
This is just part of our coverage of this year's Philadelphia Marathon. You can read all of the articles at And don't forget to join us there on race day to follow the action. By Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Running is a sport that requires very little equipment and can... Read more

Get in the Game: The benefits of exercise

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 2:01 PM
by Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Exercise is an activity that takes on a wide variety of forms from throwing a ball to climbing a mountain. It’s an activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages, the young and old alike. There are no limits on size or shape and allows participation at all levels... 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.

Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor,
J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
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
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 Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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