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Archive: April, 2013

Broad Street Run: Full security details

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:44 PM
In light of the tragic events in Boston on April 15, it made sense that added security measures would be in place for this weekend’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run. This afternoon, we learned what some of those measures will entail. First, no bags, backpacks or coolers will be permitted in the... Read more

The mental side of running Broad Street

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:29 AM
Whether the race is a sprint, middle distance or a marathon, running is a very mental sport. The sport is mentally challenging because of the confidence, composure, concentration, and often times pushing through physical pain that it requires. The Broad Street Run is challenging in another way because... Read more

Easing back into fitness after injury

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:00 PM
Whether you are a competitive athlete, someone who exercises regularly to stay in shape or a couch potato, you will most likely have to deal with an injury that interrupts your routine at some point in your life. Injury refers to the loss of function of a body part, such as a muscle strain, ligament... Read more

EKGs, concussions hot topics at AMSSM conference

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
Last week the annual conference of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was held in San Diego. This is the largest Primary Care Sports Medicine conference in the United States, with over 1,400 attendees. The AMSSM attracts the leading experts from around the world to present on... Read more

Road to the Broad Street Run paved with funny twists

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:25 PM
Cue the Seinfeld theme. There are times when you really have to wonder about fate, about certain little things you do that, in retrospect, actually come together for a reason. And it makes you wonder. On Tuesday night, my wife Amy and I had a date at Citizens Bank Park. Our son Jack was on a field... Read more

Why do you run Broad Street? Amber's inspiring story

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30 AM
In the summer of 2010, Amber Rosenberry, then 30, was walking through her Philadelphia neighborhood when she tripped over a crack and fell into the street, just as a delivery truck was driving by. The rear wheels crushed her right arm. After repeated surgeries, it was encased for months in a metal... Read more

NFL Draft: a team doctor's role

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 2:14 PM
In late February, the medical staffs of all 32 teams make the annual trek to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. Approximately 335 college football players are invited to the Combine. The players have 15 minute interviews with the coaches and GMs, they participate in various workouts but the... Read more

Fairmount Running Club combines fitness and fun

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:46 AM
The Fairmount Running Club formed in 2003 for the purposes of safety, fitness, and mutual motivation. The club started with only a handful of people and today has grown to 600 members and participants of all abilities and levels. Last year, the Fairmount Running Club was voted the #1 Running Club in... Read more

Running from injury at Broad Street

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:24 AM
After spending hours at the computer, you won yourself a Broad Street Bib. The big day is right around the corner. But how can you escape injury at the 34th annual race? As a physical therapist at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Riverfront Outpatient Center, the three most common running injuries... Read more

Behind the scenes with Phillies team doc at spring training

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4:30 PM
At last month’s Phillies spring training in Clearwater, Fla., Rothman Institute representatives followed head team physician and Sports Doc panelist Michael Ciccotti, M.D., through a typical day. Here are some excerpts from their experience. “What your average Phillies fan sees on the... 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.

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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