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Archive: May, 2013

Is barefoot running best?

Friday, May 31, 2013, 5:25 AM
Over the past several years there has been a growing trend among the fitness and shoe wear communities to promote barefoot running or running with minimally supportive shoes. This shift has been brought to the forefront with the growing trend of bringing things back to a more “natural”... Read more

Hitting the Wall: Recovering from a long ride

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:20 AM
Editor’s note: Before this weekend’s Philly Cycling Classic, the Bicycling Open will allow Philadelphia amateur riders to preview the course for themselves. Deb Kucera, PT, MSPT from Magee Rehab offers some tips on post-ride recovery. Recovery from any long ride takes focus. Recovery from... Read more

The legend of the Manayunk Wall

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:20 AM
To the uninitiated, it’s Levering Street and Lyceum Avenue in the northwest section of Philadelphia. But to natives and to cyclists, it’s known by a much simpler, yet more foreboding title. “The Manayunk Wall,” says Sean Petty, COO of USA Cycling. “In a word, it’s... Read more

Remembering a Philly TV legend on Father's Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 9:29 AM
For years, Channel 6’s anchor and Sports Director Gary Papa was a Philadelphia institution. But to one colleague, he was so much more. “Quite simply, Gary Papa is the reason I am here,” says Jamie Apody, Channel 6 sports reporter and anchor who was hired by Papa in 2006. That’s... Read more

An ODD way to keep running post-Broad Street

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 1:00 PM
Several years ago, Carl Ewald found himself slipping out of running shape. So to get motivated, he did what many Philadelphians do—he signed up for the Broad Street Run. Joining together with some friends, Carl hired a running coach and formed a team. He got back into his desired condition and... Read more

When will we see Utley back on the field?

Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:44 AM
Last night, the Phillies confirmed what most fans have suspected all week—Chase Utley is indeed heading to the 15-day DL with a mild oblique strain. The organization quickly stated that the expect the second baseman back after those 15 days—yet on this morning’s television broadcasts... Read more

Teamwork in concussion management

Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:00 AM
It is said it often takes a village to raise a child. Quite often, it seems like it takes several members of that village to treat a pediatric or adolescent athlete with a concussion. As the scholastic year winds down, I would like to discuss the members of the healthcare team who treat concussion... Read more

We tried it: Lithe on Location at Hotel Monaco

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5:00 AM
In an effort to keep even the weariest of travelers refreshed and renewed, Philly’s new Hotel Monaco partnered with local fitness favorite Lithe Method to launch an exclusive “Lithe on Location” weekly fitness class. Every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. you can get your workout on with Lithe... Read more

Governor Tom Corbett weighs in on safety in sports and Penn State sanctions

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3:48 PM
One of the hottest topics at today’s Rothman Institute Impact of Sports conference was player safety—in all sports and at all levels. Speakers from Michael Ciccotti, M.D. to former Eagles Quarterback Ron Jaworski weighed in on this pressing matter. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was... Read more

Elbow tendinitis: What can you do at home?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:00 AM
While it is hard to tell when watching the pros sink birdies and seemingly impossible putts, they do in fact suffer injuries. Some of them are in pain even during the time that they are playing. They do have the luxury of the trailer with physical therapists on the lot to help them through their pain... 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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