Saturday, November 28, 2015


Proper recovery prevents future injury

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
One of the questions most people have is, “I have run my race, now what do I do? When do I run again? Should I just take a few days off and do nothing?” The answer is that while taking rest after a long race is advisable, doing nothing is not the answer. You still need to flush out the... Read more

You finished the race…now learn how to best recover!

Monday, May 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
What’s your first thought upon finishing a running race? If you’re like most runners, your first thought is just the beginning of a stream of thoughts from your still slightly delirious self. “I need a beer” may quickly be followed by “Thank God that’s over…tired…beer…need... Read more

Running faster is all in the hips

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Many people when they look to increase their speed, begin running intervals or trying to run faster speeds when they are out for longer runs. This strategy may work for a little bit, but probably will plateau after a while, if it even works at all. In order to make life long changes to increase your... Read more

HIIT Bootcamp Run coming this May

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you hit a plateau when it comes to losing those last few stubborn pounds? You might want to try Weston Fitness’ HIIT Bootcamp Run which is starting this May and will run every Saturday through the summer. It combines running with strength training for a complete workout. Just imagine going... Read more

Runners: Don’t forget about exercising your core

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Have you noticed that when you talk to fitness experts and enthusiasts alike, a key buzzword in every conversation is “the core.” According to MossRehab’s sports & spine rehabilitation specialist Dr. Jeff North, our core is literally our core, or the center of our body and the... Read more

How to run injury-free

Monday, March 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’re a runner like me, let’s face it -- you would give up a lot of fun things in exchange for a guarantee of no more injuries. No more tendonitis, stress fractures, or pulled hamstrings. All of it -- completely gone. But while no one has found an elixir to prevent all running-related... Read more

Run better, not less

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
In a month, my office will be packed with people who have avoided the treadmill and the winter weather and have quickly increased their mileage to be able to attend the early spring races. With this ramp up in training, many will develop aches and pains, some of which seem to come and go, some of which... Read more

Bridge running, beer drinking with ODDyssey training program

Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warmer weather is just around the corner so you know you need to step up your training for race season. The folks at the ODDyssey Half Marathon Training Team want to help you run stronger with their Philadelphia Bridge Running and Happy Hour Training Program. This six-week group running program will... Read more

Healthy Trails 5K offers chance at Broad Street Run

Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:15 PM
Did you get shut out of this year's Broad Street Run lottery? The 3rd annual Healthy Trails 5K is giving you a second chance at Broad Street glory! The Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is offering Broad Street Run bibs for the first 50 registrants of the 5K. The details: In order to obtain... Read more

Train for the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K for free with SWEAT Fitness

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:41 PM
Two things that can warm you up on a snowy day like today are hot chocolate and running. OK, we’ll give you a pass on the latter, but just for today. That’s because you’ll be able to combine both at the Philadelphia Hot Chocolate 15K/5K and SWEAT Fitness wants to help you prepare... 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.

Sarah Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
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, 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
Justin D'Ancona
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
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