Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 6 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 14, 2016 12:47:40 PM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Brett Sweitzer, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week six of the season, Dr. Sweitzer weighs in on how new-to-the-pros quarterbacks can avoid hitting the "rookie wall." Plus, he discusses how players can find the right mix of rest, rehab and continued training to stay in shape. Read More

Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Foot Expert Bobby Ndu, MD, Discusses Ben Simmons and the 76ers on 94WIP

Posted by Chase Wexler on Oct 7, 2016 3:44:01 PM

Anthony "Bobby" Ndu, MD, foot and ankle surgeon, Einstein Orthopedics, joined the 94WIP Mike and Ike Show this week to discuss the foot fracture and surgery of Philadelphia 76ers' number one pick Ben Simmons.

Listen to Dr. Ndu talk with Michael Barkann and Ike Reese about the Jones fracture, how it differs from Joel Embiid's foot injuries, and what fans should really expect in terms of a recovery time for the team's young star. The trio also touches on the ongoing recovery and health of Embiid, the Sixers big man with huge potential and an injury history of his own.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 5 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Oct 7, 2016 12:12:34 PM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Rosemarie Boehm, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week five of the season, the Birds are coming off of their first bye. Dr. Boehm weighs in on the physical advantages of having an early bye week. Plus, she discusses what players could do during their week away to be in optimal shape for their return to the field. 

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 3 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Sep 23, 2016 11:27:06 AM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Brett Sweitzer, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week three of the season, Dr. Sweitzer weighs in on the possible consequences of Michael Kendricks's broken nose and kicker Caleb Sturgis's cramping. Plus, he discusses how suspended players, like Lane Johnson, can keep up their fitness level without even practicing with the team. 

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 2 Player Commentary

Posted by Christine Skiffington on Sep 16, 2016 3:42:14 PM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Rosemarie Boehm, MD, joins Ike Reese on Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans. Going into week two of the season, Dr. Boehm weighs in on the possible consequences of Zach Ertz's rib displacement and Leodis McKelvin's pulled hamstring.

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Einstein Injury Analysis Report Podcast: Week 1 Player Commentary

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Sep 9, 2016 11:17:02 AM

Einstein's own sports medicine expert Brett Sweitzer, MD, joins Sportsradio 94WIP this week to discuss the most important injuries of interest to Philadelphia football fans.

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Injury Analysis Report

Help Your Young Athlete Avoid Sports Injuries

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Aug 18, 2016 11:33:24 AM

Going straight from lazy summer days at the pool to playing fields in the fall can be a recipe for injury—whether your child is a recreational league athlete or a high school standout. Each year, children under 15 are treated for 3.5 million sports-related injuries. However, many injuries can be prevented with a training program designed for a specific sport, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.

Common Youth Sports Injuries

Sports injuries fall into two categories: acute and overuse. Acute injuries include bruises, fractures and sprains caused by bumps, twists and falls. Overuse injuries happen when a bone or joint is repeatedly stressed without giving the body enough time to heal. Examples include stress fractures, tendonitis and shin splints.

Young athletes are vulnerable to overuse injuries because their bones are immature and they lack experience, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. A common example is “Little League elbow”—damage to the elbow joint from throwing too much with bad technique.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

Four Quick Tips: How to Select the Right Sports Bra

Posted by Patrick Carney on May 11, 2016 2:17:22 PM

Sports bras have come a long way from their humble beginnings when the first versions were no more than two jockstraps sewed together.

Forty years later, Theresa Toczylowski, MPT, a physical therapist at MossRehab, spoke at the Broad Street Run Health and Wellness Expo about the importance of selecting the right sports bra for runners.

She broke down the options:

Compression Sports Bra

A compression sports bra helps to control the up and down movement of the breasts during activity. This option is best for lighter athletic activity and not preferred for running.

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Topics: Sports Medicine, Running, Fitness

How to Prevent Little League Elbow

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Apr 26, 2016 2:27:51 PM

Little league elbow is an overuse injury most frequently found in baseball players and other young athletes who participate in throwing sports. It typically affects athletes between the ages of 9 and 14 who are still growing.

Little league elbow refers to elbow pain associated with repetitive throwing. It can be caused by many issues ranging from strains to tendonitis to ligament damage to bone injury.

The most common symptom is pain on the inside of the elbow.

Other symptoms include a limited range of motion and locking of the elbow joint.

If a child experiences any of these symptoms, he or she should stop throwing to rest the joint.

Prevention Tips

The best way to prevent little league elbow during in-season play is to limit the number of pitches young athletes throw each week during practice and competitive play.

  • 75 pitches for 8- to 10-year-olds.
  • 100 pitches for 11- to 12-year-olds.
  • 125 pitches for 13- to 14-year-olds.

In addition, young pitchers should play only three to four innings each game.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

A Game-Changing NFL Shift on Concussions: What It Means

Posted by Jeff Meade on Mar 18, 2016 2:06:19 PM


Is there a link between football and degenerative brain disorders—including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE? And, if so, what does it mean for young football players—and those who want to play?

On March 14, at a Congressional roundtable on concussions, Jeff Miller, the National Football League’s senior vice president for health and safety policy, answered the question. Miller's response, later affirmed by an NFL spokesman, came as a shock to many. “The answer to that," Miller said, "is certainly, yes.”

A story in the New York Times described Miller's answer as "a stunning about-face" for the NFL, and compared it to "big tobacco’s confession in 1997 that smoking causes cancer and heart disease."

Miller's comment might be expected to have a ripple effect on football policies and practices—from the pros on down to the pee wees.

We asked MossRehab Clinical Manager/Physical Therapist Michael Parlatore PT, DPT (Einstein Medical Center Montgomery)—who mentors and assists with challenging patient cases throughout the MossRehab network—for his thoughts on the NFL's new stance.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

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