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App of the Week: Women's Health 28-Day Fat Blaster

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
Just in time for the new software update, Women’s Health has launched a new fitness App—the 28-Day Fat Blaster (compatible with iPad, iTouch and the iPhone) to help users literally shake up their fitness routines. The App, which can be downloaded from iTunes for $2.99, offers three different... Read more

"50 in 50 by 30": Former TV star to continue her journey at Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30 AM
The reality television era has become a celebration of our short attention spans — stars of these shows appear on our televisions for weeks, maybe months at a time. Some go onto become international superstars, while others — the majority, to be honest, fade back into oblivion. Former... 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

Preventing ACL injuries in women

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:00 AM
With the 40th anniversary of Title IX upon us, our nation has seen huge advancements in striving for equality for women in the realm of sports and athletics. With this increase in sports participation, however, we have seen an increase in sports-related injuries in female athletes. Specifically, in... Read more

Balance, bones and the female athlete

Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:30 AM
Women face different challenges than men when it comes to exercise. One of the big concerns for women is energy balance–getting the appropriate amount of nutrients needed to fuel exercise needs. Women, and especially young women, need the right amount of energy available to not only compensate... Read more

Why more women are tearing ACLs

Monday, March 4, 2013, 4:20 PM
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. of the Rothman Institute and Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and Head Orthopedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Flyers was on Fox 29's Good Day on March 4 talking about the rise in women's ACL injuries. Also, be sure to check out Dr. Joel Fish on the Golf Channel's... Read more

Looking for a Perfect Workout Partner? Aim High!

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 1:00 PM
By Rob Senior A recent study of college-age females at Kansas State University found that people who exercised with a teammate whom they viewed as stronger or better nearly doubled the intensity and duration of their workout. “People like to exercise with others and make it a social activity... Read more

Using your head in girl's soccer

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 1:23 PM
by Robert Senior Earlier this week, we covered a study that showed girls’ soccer as the number-two sport overall in terms of concussions sustained by players. While the sport’s lofty position on that list was a bit alarming, head injuries have been a concern in the game for some time,... Read more

Protecting girls from concussions

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1:50 PM
by Robert Senior As a sports enthusiast and parent of two young aspiring athletes, it’s been impossible for me to turn away from the ongoing—and long overdue—coverage of concussions in contact sports such as football, rugby and ice hockey. But a study published in last week’s... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor,
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
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, Pa.
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
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