Rothman Institute & Vincera Institute Sponsor Education Event

Thank you to all who made it out last night to our CME & CEU event co-hosted with Rothman Institute, The Core: The Hip, “Sports Hernia,” & All That - Case Discussions. Special thanks to the panelists: John P. Salvo, MD, Alexander Poor, Md, and Jim McCrossin, ATC. If you are an ATC and would like to be added to our list for CEU events, please email us at

Hockey Injury Prevention Tips

NHL season starts next week, along with many other recreational and amateur leagues that begin in the fall. It is a good time to brush up on injury prevention knowledge to reduce the rick of hockey injuries this season. To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP Sports Injuries targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries and puts together helpful tip sheets to learn about how to stay safe when playing sports. Check out what they have to say about the most common hockey injuries and risk factors in their Sports Tips...

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Healthy Tailgating

Football season for many fans means tailgating. Unfortunately , tailgating goes hand in hand with unhealthy eating and over indulgence, throwing a blitz in our everyday diets.. This football season, resist typical tailgating norms and promote a healthier way to celebrate and cheer for your team of choice. There are many ways to enjoy the football season without putting your healthy diet in off-season. Are you up for the challenge? 

Stay Healthy This Tailgating Season!

It’s almost fall, which means the excitement of football season is in the air. For many of us, the upcoming weekends are bound to be filled with game watches, spirited barbeques, and all-day tailgates. These events can be tons of fun, but with them comes an abundance of tempting snacks, over-sized burgers, and rich desserts…not exactly ideal for someone who is trying to lose weight or control their diabetes.

Don’t let the traditionally fatty foods and alcoholic beverages consumed on game day take the fun out of your celebration. To help you out, we’re bringing you lots of tailgating tips so you can navigate the food and drink situation more easily this season. 

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How To Run A 10K

This Sunday is Philly’s 2nd annual 10K. While a 10K (6.2 miles) may seem like a small feat to some people, it can pose as an intimidating challenge to others. Unfortunately, there are no short cuts to training for a 10K. If you are looking to run a personal best, Outside has provided tips from Coach Pete Rea and Abdi Abdirahman, three-time Olympian and four-time USA 10K Champion. Happy running!

The Top 10 Tips for Running a 10K

Coach Pete Rea and Olympian Abdi Abdirahman share their secrets for running a personal best

Running a 10K feels like “dealing with a mild hangover from start to finish,” says Rea. In short, it’s perfect for New Year’s Day. Presenting a quick list of everything you need to know to cross the finish line in personal record time, from the start of your training to post-race recovery.

Your advisers:
Pete Rea and Abdi Abdirahman, three-time Olympian and four-time USA 10K Champion.1. Find a training partner.
A partner will keep you honest and help you stick to the program. “If you’re running by yourself, you can always make excuses not to train,” says Abdirahman. When you train with someone, you have to be there. No excuses.2. Race before your race.
“Never have just one major race you’re prepping for with nothing along the way,” says Rea. Need motivation to do your tempo run? Jump into a local 5K five weeks into your 12-week training plan. As an added bonus, you can work on fine-tuning your race nutrition before your main event.3. Caffeinate
While some question its use before a race, Rea is a proponent of caffeine in limited quantity. In general, he likes to take in 100–200 mg of caffeine—the equivalent of an eight-ounce cup of coffee—40 to 45 minutes before the race starts. Not only will it wake you up, but it will also reduce your overall perception of effort, says Rea. Experiment early on during training runs to find out what works for you. “I wouldn’t wait to find out you’re the person who takes four sips of caffeine then your whole gastrointestinal system turns to mush and you’re crapping everywhere,” says Rea.

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