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Archive: July, 2013

Couch to 5K: Sandy's story

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 6:00 AM
Editor’s note: Various “Couch to 5K” programs have gained popularity across the nation, promising they can get “just about anyone” to literally move from sitting on the couch all day to running a 5K in a 9-week span. Starting today, we’ll chronicle the journey of... Read more

Managing, treating and avoiding low back pain

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 5:00 AM
A strong and well-aligned spine is key to improving performance with sports, recreation, work and home activities. A repeating theme that keeps arising in discussing injury prevention is the need to balance muscle strength and flexibility in all planes (anterior, posterior and sides). Most athletes... Read more

Kinesiotape, vibration machines and more: Do they REALLY work?

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:21 AM
(Editor’s note: This is part two of an article on the true effects of sports performance products. To read Part One, click here.) Kinesiotape We’ve all seen it on athletes ranging from beach volleyball to the NFL. It comes in all sorts of colors such as pink, blue, and red. But what does... Read more

Away from the gym? Try these 10 body weight exercises

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 5:35 AM
Away from a gym on vacation? Never had much interest in joining a big box club? Work and home constraints making it impossible to get to a gym? In all reality, you do not need a gym or equipment to get an incredible workout while getting your core and all the areas that you want to work on in shape... Read more

10 questions to ask when starting CrossFit

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:45 AM
Listen, folks, I see no shame in admitting the truth—I love the KoolAid. I took my first sip four years ago during a late night workout in NYC with a motley crew that have become the CrossFit kings of Queens (and the entire Northeast, actually), and I've been mainlining it ever since. My functional... Read more

Sport Specialization: What your child should know about year-round teams

Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00 AM
One of the recent trends in youth sports is that children are specializing in one sport, as opposed to participating in a variety of sports, at a younger age. For example, in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and ‘90’s it was common for a boy or girl to play soccer in the fall,... Read more

Common cures for shin splints

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30 AM
As a physical therapist, one of the most common things I see are injuries that occurred months ago or pain that started weeks ago, but was ignored and brushed aside until it started limiting every day activities. Shin splints are one of those injuries that if a few things were done at home, the severity... Read more

What sports performance products REALLY work?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
Every athlete wants an edge. What’s the newest thing out there that will help me run faster, recover quicker, and play longer? How do I know which claims are fact and which are fiction? Let’s take a look and see what the research says. Compression garments 2XU, Skins, CEP, CW-X, 110%.... Read more

We tried it: Atlantic City Boot Camp on the Boardwalk

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 5:45 AM
In an effort to rejuvenate Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Alliance has launched a new series called “Mind, Body & Soul ARTLANTIC.” The series takes place in two Atlantic City art parks with daily events from local arts organizations, performers and fitness experts that are designed... Read more

What you need to know to avoid youth pitching injuries

Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:24 AM
Youth pitching injuries have risen dramatically since the early 2000s. The pitching motion is the most dynamic motion in sports. Arm speed (internal rotation) has been recorded at 6900 degrees per second in youth pitchers and higher in older pitchers. That’s the equivalent of spinning your arm... 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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