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Live chat: Philadelphia Union Strength and Conditioning Coach Kevin Miller

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8:50 PM
Kevin Miller, strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Union soccer team takes your fitness questions from 1pm to 2pm on October 22, 2013. On a mobile device? Click here to join the chat. Read more

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

Goal-Oriented: 10 benefits of resistance band training

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:30 AM
I recently gave a survey to clients that I have trained in the past asking them, “What are some of the biggest challenges you face when it comes to sticking to a training plan?” The number one reason why people fail to stick to a plan, according to this survey, was their inability to... Read more

Goal-Oriented: Recovery tips for peak performance

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 5:30 AM
If you were to ask most people what are some of the key factors that determine whether or not their body will respond to their particular type of training, you will often get several answers. The majority of individuals would we say that you need to focus on the following: - Strength training ... Read more

Should high school players expect 'pro-level' treatment?

Friday, August 30, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the start of high school soccer, we can all think back to our athletic days: sitting in a cramped locker room waiting to get our ankles taped, hoping they have any favor of Gatorade other than lemon-lime. Butterflies in our stomachs as we wait for game time. So how do these high school experiences... Read more

Helmets, mouthguards: Is there 'concussion-proof' equipment for fall sports?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
As fall sports begin in earnest this weekend, I am often asked if head protection can prevent a concussion while engaged in play. Since most fall sports head protection-related questions are directed at football and soccer, we will deal primarily with these two sports. According to the recent Team... Read more

Goal-Oriented: 10 ways to get better results from training

Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:24 AM
When it comes to your training you should always be looking to finds ways to improve. Many of us who train have a tendency to get stuck in the same old routine. We do the same exercises day in and day out and wonder why we stop seeing results. This week I want to share with you TEN WAYS that you can... Read more

Goal-Oriented: Developing an aerobic base

Monday, August 12, 2013, 10:21 AM
A topic that has been debated over the years by both coaches and athletes is whether or not field and court athletes need to develop an aerobic base for their particular sport. When most people think of aerobic training, the first thing that comes to their mind is long slow distance (LSD) running.... Read more

Goal-Oriented: Countdown to high-school preseason camp

Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:39 AM
For the majority of high school athletes who are playing a fall sport, summer camp officially starts in two weeks. I can think back to when I was in high school and this was a very exciting time for athletes. If you are a freshman you have no idea what to expect as you make the jump to high school... 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.

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
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
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.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
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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