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Kelly C. McInnis, DO

Sports Medicine Physiatrist

Consultant: Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots

Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Dr. McInnis is a physiatrist who treats non-surgical sports injuries. She works closely with surgical and physical therapy colleagues to develop non-operative treatment programs to return patients to athletic and recreational activity.

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Clinical Interests
Non-operative sports medicine
Shoulder and elbow injuries
Foot and ankle injuries
Hip and knee injuries
Spine injuries
Injuries in female athletes
Overuse injuries
Stress fractures
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy
Sports concussions
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
Medical Education
DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. McInnis received her BA from Boston College and her DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident, Dr. McInnis completed a fellowship in Non-operative Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. McInnis is board certified in both PM & R and Sports Medicine and is the Associate Program Director of the Spaulding/Harvard Medical School PM & R sports medicine fellowship program. She is the head team physician for the River's School and is a team consultant for the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, Curry College and Suffolk University.

Dr. McInnis has a clinical interest in overuse injuries in the endurance athlete with special considerations in the female athlete. She works closely with patients and staff physical therapists to develop strategies for injury prevention and performance enhancement. In addition, Dr. McInnis has completed specialized training in sports related concussions and is interested in its prevention and management. She has also completed specialized training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is interested in the application of interventional techniques for sports injury, including regenerative injection therapy.

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Dr. McInnis's current research interests include the prevention, management and outcomes of the sports concussion, especially in young athletes. Dr. McInnis is also interested in exploring the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and its role in treating tendinopathy.


McInnis KC and Krivickas LS. Nerve injuries of the shoulder and upper arm in athletes. In: Akuthota V and Herring S, editors. Nerve and Vascular Disorders in Sports. Springer Publishing. 2009.

McInnis KC. Repetitive Strain Injuries. In: Frontera W and Silver J, editors. Clinical Physical Medicine: Musculoskeletal Disorders. Pain and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier. 2008.

McInnis KC. Neck injury-wrestling. Clinical Case Abstract. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2008; Volume 40:5 Supplement.

McInnis KC. Shoulder injury-weightlifting. Clinical Case Abstract. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2007;Volume 39:5 Supplement.

Borg-Stein J, McInnis KC, et al. Evaluation and management of musculoskeletal and pelvic disorders of pregnancy. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2006;18(3):187-204.

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MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 617-643-0821
Fax: 617-726-3438

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Phone: 508-718-4035
Fax: 508-718-4036