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Archive: December, 2012

Top 5 feel-good stories about overcoming the odds

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 6:00 AM
In the spirit of holiday cheer, we looked back at 2012 and rounded up five feel-good stories about overcoming the odds– some are local, some are professional, and some are just downright awe-inspiring. Eric LeGrand signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers—LeGrand is a former Rutgers University football... Read more

Trendy knee injections: potential cures or orthopedic snake oil?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:41 PM
For years athletes have done whatever it takes to get back in the game: playing through pain, taking medications and even undergoing surgery. Recently, new treatments for early arthritic changes have created a buzz in the professional sports world as well as the medical field. Novel treatments like... Read more

Doctor: ‘Unlikely’ that Garrett Reid was distributing steroids

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 1:18 PM
A bad year for the Eagles got worse yesterday, with the announcement that anabolic steroids were discovered in the dorm room where Garrett Reid passed away in August. Garrett, the 29-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid, was a volunteer strength and conditioning coach with the Eagles. It was no secret... Read more

Philly's 10 most famous sports injuries

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
Philadelphia fans are all too familiar with “the one that got away.” Sometimes it’s a player, sometimes it’s a single game—but far too often, it’s a promising season or potential championship. Many times, injuries are the culprit. The following are Sports Doc’s... Read more

Got a New Year’s Resolution? Overcome Your Fear of Commitment

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 4:56 PM
By Rob Senior The New Year’s resolution is a much a part of holiday tradition as mistletoe, candy canes and stockings. Unfortunately, like those other traditions by the time February rolls around, too many resolutions are put away and forgotten until next year. That’s why several hundred... Read more

Performance Enhancing Supplements & Drugs—Why?

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 6:00 AM
By Joel H. Fish The Steroid Era in baseball is supposedly over, but in the past year 18 professional baseball players failed drug tests. Meanwhile, 21 professional football players have missed time because of taking banned supplements. The Lance Armstrong story continues to shed light on the intricate... 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

Follow-Up: Your concussion questions answered

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:56 PM
In the wake of injuries sustained by prominent Philadelphia athletes and an increased emphasis on awareness about head injuries, Sports Doc has devoted a good deal of coverage to concussion treatment and prevention this fall. In a follow-up to his post last week on ImPACT Tests, today, Robert Franks... 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
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. 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
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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