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Archive: June, 2013

Nerlens Noel's ACL tear and what to expect

Friday, June 28, 2013, 9:01 AM
“It’s happening again!” That was the initial reaction of many 76ers fans, as news broke that the team was trading All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a package that would bring back much-heralded draft pick Nerlens Noel from the University of... Read more

The hip/trunk weakness epidemic

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 5:50 AM
As a Physical Therapist, I work with injured athletes on a daily basis. One particular professional athlete I was working with recently validated a trend I have been noticing for years. He was recovering from a knee surgery and, from looking at the size of his muscles and extra large stature, I assumed... Read more

World Cup 2014: The "dress rehearsal"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup is underway. Group play is over and the semifinals are set: Brazil vs. Uruguay; Spain vs Italy. It’s a tune-up, a full dress rehearsal for the biggest event on the soccer world stage—the FIFA World Cup. Confederations Cup competition consists of eight teams:... Read more

"Train heavy, fight light": CrossFit competition heats up

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:25 AM
“So what's your secret sauce?” Medals have been distributed, the podiums have been cleared, and equipment is being hauled away as I hear a spectator pose this question to Lauren Krygowski, a coach and competitive athlete representing CrossFit Explode, the number one team in the Mid-Atlantic... Read more

How to correct movement dysfunction

Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
Previously we discussed how muscle imbalance leads to movement dysfunction in athletes. When athletes move poorly, either during games or training, they increase their injury risk and decrease performance. There are various systems to assess and correct movement dysfunction: Postural Restoration Institute... Read more

Believing in a way back: Returning to running after a spinal cord injury

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5:30 AM
If you saw John “Jed” Carman running up the soccer field coaching his son’s team, you would never know that he is newly recovered from a spinal cord injury. His success story is one of the best that I have witnessed as a physical therapist at Magee. Prior to his injury, Jedwas an... Read more

Foam rolling: Believe the hype!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:02 AM
Foam rolling has gained a lot of notoriety in the last few years but the big question is always: Is this a fad that I really should partake in? The simple answer is yes, you should. Whether you are a professional athlete, an amateur athlete, a weekend warrior or just sit at your desk all day, foam... Read more

Posture, technique keys to fighting off golf injury

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 4:00 AM
Golfing can be a great and relaxing sport for many to enjoy, but there are common injuries that can occur in the weekend warrior golfer. Golf is a full body sport—your swing and stroke involves your entire body. Injuries can occur in many different places, the most common occurring in the low... Read more

In His Words: Vince Market

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
Vince Market is a 50-year old born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is happily married with children who have always supported him every step of the way. Vince was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 47 and after three years he is cancer-free. He enjoys spending time with his family and... Read more

2013 U.S. Open: Treating injuries on a championship tour

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 4:00 AM
A lot of people have a dream of being a professional golfer. Most day dream off into the wonderful world of caddies, beautiful courses, lots of money and being able to play a sport you love every day of the week. But the part of the day dream that is missing is that it is a job and when it is treated... 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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