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Archive: October, 2012

Weathering disruptions to your exercise routine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 8:50 PM
It’s safe to say Hurricane Sandy has thrown a wrench into at least the next week for the Philadelphia region—whether you’re dealing with storm cleanup, property losses or other disruptions. Sometimes those disruptions can be of a simpler nature, but no less annoying. For example... Read more

Eat more, weigh less

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 4:30 PM
By Justin D’Ancona A study done by Indiana University found that over an 18-month period, students who drank soda, spent excessive time in front of the TV or computer and did not participate in team sports, were more likely to gain weight. Really?! I would have never guessed. Obviously sarcasm... Read more

Prevent Choking Under Pressure

Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:35 PM
Squeezing left hand can help athletes avoid choking under pressure By Justin D’Ancona “Choking” is something all sports fans are familiar with. We love to put the “choke” label on athletes and talk about how they perform under pressure. Well, according to research done... Read more

Who is really the biggest loser?

Friday, October 26, 2012, 2:45 PM
Watching TV about exercise may do more harm than good By Justin D’Ancona How’s this for an oxymoron? Watching TV about exercising can in fact kill our desire to get off the couch and workout. TV advocates just can’t catch a break. Researchers in the Faculty of Physical Education... Read more

Will lockout lead to more NHL injuries?

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 4:29 PM
by Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Ah, October, one of my favorite months. Crisp fall weather is here, football is in full swing, the Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series are upon us and the start of the basketball and hockey seasons have finally arrived. What more can an avid sports fan ask for? Oh... Read more

Prevent choking under pressure

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:54 PM
Squeezing left hand can help athletes avoid choking under pressure By Justin D’Ancona “Choking” is something all sports fans are familiar with. We love to put the “choke” label on athletes and talk about how they perform under pressure. Well, according to research done... 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

A behavior as dangerous as smoking and obesity

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 12:08 PM
by Robert Senior As the winter months approach, the traps of sedentary behavior are beginning to present themselves—shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures and of course, holiday parties. But a recent article from the British Journal of Sports Medicine should provide plenty of motivation... 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

What exactly was Bynum doing in Germany?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4:49 PM
Newly acquired 76ers center Andrew Bynum has yet to make his on-court debut in Philadelphia, but he’s been the hottest topic around Doug Collins’ team this preseason. Bynum traveled to Germany last month for a procedure known as Orthokine that is becoming all the rage amongst professional... 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.

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 and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
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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