Women's Sports Medicine Program: Clinical Care
Women's Sports Injury & Performance Clinic
Our multidisciplinary clinic, directed by Kelly McInnis, DO, combines expertise in surgery, physiatry and physical therapy to provide care for female athletes with sport-specific injury treatment plans focused on return-to-play.
Call now for an appointment with Dr. McInnis: 857-282-3909
Why do we need a Women’s Sports Medicine Program?
Female athletes have unique attributes that can make their sports medicine needs different from those of male athletes. Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive, cutting-edge care that incorporates expertise from multiple areas.
Muscle imbalances and specific movement patterns can cause females to be at greater risk for injuries, but this risk can be lowered.
Whether intentional or not, alterations in diet and energy availability can lead to serious metabolic consequences that can result in bone injury and subsequent medical conditions.
With growing knowledge about the safety of training during pregnancy, our multidisciplinary team helps guide the treatment of sports medicine injuries in the peripartum period.
Cardiovascular considerations and performance measures in exercise tolerance are different in female and male athletes.
Females appear to be more likely to suffer from prolonged symptoms after sustaining a concussion when compared to males.