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)
Thu, August 31, 2017
The fear of concussions in football has resulted in fewer children participating in youth leagues across the U.S since 2009. However, because of the way that local youth programs have...
Tue, June 13, 2017
According to Dr. Daniel Farrell, with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, an estimated one to three percent of Americans are considered weekend warriors – people who participate ...
Tue, June 13, 2017
The area’s leading healthcare provider will partner with the nation’s largest soccer association to keep athletes healthy on and off the field.
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.