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What We Do


The focus of the Women's Sports Medicine Center is to provide the best care to our patients utilizing a team approach that allows each patient to get back to their activities in a safe manner. The services provided also emphasize the importance of injury prevention and a general healthy lifestyle. This unique care of exercise-related injuries and conditions is provided by one or a combination of the following disciplines:


Primary Care Sports Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Although sports medicine often involves the care of muscles and joints injured during activity, there are also medical issues that affect one’s ability to exercise safely and effectively. The primary care sports medicine physicians at the Center see all non-surgical musculoskeletal issues as well as sports-related medical issues. These include overtraining, the Female Athlete Triad, exercise-induced asthma, diabetes, recurrent stress fractures, and exercise during pregnancy, post-partum, and through menopause.


Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Some sports injuries or other musculoskeletal complaints may require surgery. The orthopedic surgeons at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center offer both nonsurgical and surgical treatment of injuries but specialize in surgery for sports-related complaints.


Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology

Are you sidelined with an injury and frustrated about your forced inactivity? Do you want that competitive edge provided by performance enhancement techniques designed to improve your focus and confidence? Our clinical psychologist can help get you back on track.

  • Performance Enhancement
    Performance enhancement is designed to help athletes increase their ability to improve performance, reach full potential, and have more fun. Learn specific tools, such as concentration and anxiety control, self-talk, goal setting, relaxation, and mental imagery, to improve your confidence and performance.
  • Injury Recovery
    Athletic injury can be devastating to an active or competitive individual. Much of the recovery process is focused on physical rehabilitation, often overlooking the psychological repercussions. Learn to use imagery to recover lost practice time, explore and understand your emotions following injury, and come back psychologically stronger than ever.
 


Sports Performance Services

Sports Performance Services

  • Exercise Consultation
    Meet with an exercise physiologist to review or design a personalized fitness program that meets your fitness goals, integrates with your lifestyle and provides maximum results with minimum risk of injury.
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
    Evaluate your cardiovascular fitness during a progressive exercise challenge on a treadmill or bicycle ergometer. Learn your VO2max, maximal heart rate and other indicators of aerobic fitness which can help you optimize your endurance training. (You must pass certain screening criteria.)
  • Body Composition
    Curious about your body fat percentage? Need guidance in establishing realistic weight goals? Determine your current levels of fat and lean body mass through a skinfold caliper test performed by a skilled exercise physiologist.

Our fitness calculators are intended to provide general information that may require interpretation and modification in order to meet the needs of individuals. Check with your health care professional (e.g. Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist, Physician) with any questions regarding interpreting your individual results.


Nutritional Services

Nutritional Services

Our sports nutritionists are extensively trained and skilled in treating women of all ages and lifestyles from the fitness enthusiast to the elite female athlete. Incorporating up-to-date nutrition science, our team will work with your food preferences, physical activity profile, and lifestyle to design a nutrition program that meets your personal goals and needs. Let us help you sort through the latest trends in diet and nutrition supplements. Come in and work with a professional in a friendly, supportive atmosphere to devise a plan that works for you to achieve your nutritional and personal best.

Comprehensive Nutrition Therapy is available for sports nutrition, including:

  • Training diets
  • Pre-competition, competition, and recovery nutrition
  • Fluid strategies for hydration and energy
  • Disordered eating and the Female Athlete Triad
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
  • Weight management
  • Nutritional supplements/ergogenic aids
  • Vegetarian diets
  • High-energy snacking
  • General health and well-being
  • Cholesterol, Diabetes or high blood pressure management

Our fitness calculators are intended to provide general information that may require interpretation and modification in order to meet the needs of individuals. Check with your health care professional (e.g. Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist, Physician) with any questions regarding interpreting your individual results.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Our senior physical therapist, who also works in Hospital for Special Surgery's Rehabilitation Department, provides home programs and evaluations for physical therapy at the HSS Sports Medicine, Performance and Research Center.