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.



Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests
  • Non-operative sports medicine
  • Shoulder & elbow injuries
  • Foot & ankle injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Injuries in female athletes
  • Overuse injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound and intervention
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Medical Education
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Kelly 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.

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 Program Director of the Harvard – Spaulding PM & R sports medicine fellowship program. She is a team physician for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and a team consultant for the Boston Ballet,  Boston Bruins and New England Revolution.

Dr. McInnis has clinical interest and research interests in overuse injuries in the endurance athlete; with special considerations in the female athlete. She works closely with patients, staff physical therapists and sports orthopaedists to develop strategies for injury management, prevention and performance enhancement. In addition, she has completed specialized training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is interested in the application of diagnostic and interventional techniques for sports injury, including orthobiologic injection therapy (platelet rich plasma/PRP and stem cell injections).

Dr. McInnis was featured on the Charged podcast, which is a podcast from Mass General that seeks to uncover the stories of women leading health care today. Listen to her episode.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. McInnis focuses her clinical research on musculoskeletal overuse injuries including tendinopathy and bone stress injury; with a special interest in understanding the differences in the biomechanics of the female athlete.


Select publications:

  • Borg-Stein J, McInnis KC, Dugan S, Mottola M, Gruber J. Evaluation and management of musculoskeletal and pelvic disorders of pregnancy. Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med 2006;18:187-204.
  • Nguyen R, Borg-Stein J, McInnis K. Applications of platelet-rich plasma in musculoskeletal and sports medicine: an evidence-based approach. PM&R 2011;3: 226-50.
  • Curry EJ, Logan C, Ackerman K, McInnis KC, Matzkin EG. Female athlete triad awareness among multispecialty physicians. Sports Med Open. 2015;38:1-7.
  • Ramey L, Palmer WE, McInnis KC. Femoral neck stress fracture: can MRI grade help predict return-to-running time? Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):2122-9.
  • McInnis KC, Ramey L. High risk stress fractures: evaluation and management. PM&R supplement: Advanced Concepts and Controversies in Sports Medicine 2016; 8: S113-S12.
  • Chen E, Borg-Stein J, McInnis KC. Ankle sprains: evaluation, rehabilitation and prevention. Curr Sports Med Rep 2019;18(6):217-223.


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
Orthopaedics at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Avenue
Building 52, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-7500