Women have never been more active or so in need of gender-focused sports medicine services. At Midwest Sports Medicine, we know firsthand about the rewards and challenges experienced by women who participate in athletics. Our depth of experience and specialized programs help women and girls play strong and meet their performance goals, whatever their sport, age or skill level.
Unique Health Needs
Like their male counterparts, girls and women experience a variety of sprains, strains and other athletic injuries. But they also face gender-related conditions and concerns that may increase their likelihood of injury and require specialized diagnosis and treatment. Our women's sports medicine experts are uniquely prepared to educate and care for active women as they deal with:
- Stress fractures
- Hip and knee pain and injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Shoulder and upper extremity injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports fitness during and after pregnancy
- The female athlete triad of disordered eating, amenorrhea (cessation of monthly menstruation) and osteoporosis (weakening of the bones)
Mon, March 20, 2017
Kansas City healthcare leader and expert in concussion management partners with leader in local and regional youth soccer tournaments to build healthier communities and provide resources...
Centerpoint Medical Center and KC Baseball Academy Host Youth Baseball Symposium on Sat. Oct. 8, 2016
Tue, September 20, 2016
Experts, including board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Gregory Ballard, to address youth pitching injuries, which are at epidemic proportions.
Fri, September 16, 2016
Dr. Dan Gurley from College Park Family Care Center talks about typical injuries associated with weekend warrior activities, how to prevent them and some basic treatment advice.
Mon, August 29, 2016
It used to be when you heard of an athlete with an ACL injury it meant a lot of time in recovery and on the bench. But when a local high school athlete faced that possibility, he found...
Wed, August 24, 2016
Dr. Lori Boyajian O’Neill, with HCA Midwest Health, provides perspective on the Xenith football helmet recall and the need for athletes to protect their heads in sports.