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Archive: January, 2013

Brotherly love? What the Harbaughs teach us about sibling rivalry

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 9:49 AM
Sunday’s big game between the Ravens and 49ers has dozens of subplots, but not even the final game in the Hall of Fame career of Ray Lewis looms larger than the “Har-Bowl”—the coaching matchup between the Harbaugh brothers, John of the Ravens and Jim of the 49ers. From Peyton... Read more

The psychology of favorites vs. underdogs

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 9:28 AM
As they prepare for the Super Bowl, one thing that the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens have in common is that both teams overcame the odds in their respective championship games. Both were the visiting teams and had to perform in an environment where over 60,000 rabid fans were rooting against... Read more

Phillies, Rothman Institute collaborate for Sports Medicine conference

Monday, January 28, 2013, 10:12 AM
The 5th annual Rothman Institute/Philadelphia Phillies Sports Medicine Conference took place Saturday morning at Citizens Bank Park. A sold-out group of physical therapists and certified athletic trainers braved the cold and snow to hear from some of the region’s leaders in treatment of injured... Read more

Getting in shape? Avoid ‘weekend warrior’ mentality

Friday, January 25, 2013, 10:11 AM
Countless numbers of people ring in every New Year vowing to get in shape. So here we are in late January, and if you’re like many of those people, you’re still wondering how to begin. Here’s my word of advice: don’t become a Weekend Warrior. Weekend Warriors are people who... Read more

Making Football Safer: Rules to protect defenseless players

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:30 AM
Editorial Note: This is the third installment in a series by Peter F. DeLuca, M.D., Head Team Physician for the Eagles, on increasing player safety in football. I was recently watching a football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. It was 3rd and long and San Francisco... Read more

Exercising in the cold? Follow these tips to avoid hypothermia

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:51 AM
The winter is officially upon us. That will mean sleet and rain for some, snow and ice for others—but cold weather for all. It is important to know how cold weather affects one’s health and well-being in order to avoid serious health consequences. We are well aware that we must check... Read more

CTE: What we know and what we need to learn

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 9:00 AM
Last week doctors announced that Junior Seau, the former San Diego Chargers all-pro who took his own life in May, has joined the ever growing list of former NFL players with CTE. Before football ends for the season, there should be a discussion of CTE and its association with concussion. CTE stands... Read more

Making Football Safer: Research, education and legislation

Friday, January 18, 2013, 1:14 PM
A recent Harris Poll indicated that the NFL’s popularity is rising, at an all-time high—up 12 percent from just 10 years ago. The second most popular sport is college football. The interest is simply amazing- driven by the character of the game, the talent and hard work of the athletes... 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

Have we reached the limits of human performance?

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:30 AM
Tonight’s televised Lance Armstrong interview is being advertised as the saddest, final chapter in one man’s incredible, but now tainted, athletic career. But for many sports fans, it’s just another episode in an ongoing, tiresome saga. From Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson losing his... 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.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
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
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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