Women's Sports Medicine Program
SPORTS MEDICINE FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN
Women are more physically active than ever - at all ages and competitive levels. From the select soccer player to the yoga practitioner...from the elite triathlete to the club tennis enthusiast, girls and women are enjoying the benefits of sport and physical activity.
When it comes to athletic injury, most injuries are sport-specific. This means that certain injuries are common in a given sport based on the physical demands and movement patterns, regardless of whether you are male or female.
However, some injuries are more common among women.
Meet Catherine Robertson, MD
Orthopedic surgeon and women's sports medicine physician
As a competitive equestrian at a young age and avid runner, Catherine Robertson, MD, understands first-hand the focus required by her patients for training and competition. She says, “It was important for me to be involved in the development of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program because I am passionate about staying active. It is a critical part of my life, and I appreciate that it is for many other women as well.” Read more.
Certain medical issues are also unique to athletic women, including the Female Athlete Triad, the importance of maintaining hormonal balance and nutritional needs specific to the active woman. You need experts who can guide you in making the right treatment decisions and help you prevent those medical or orthopedic problems in the first place.
That’s where the women's sports medicine program at UC San Diego Health System comes in.
We recognize the health and wellness challenges specific to active women and are dedicated to keeping our female athletes on the road, court, and course. Our women's sports medicine physicians have trained with national leaders in the field of women's sports medicine and have founded the first program in San Diego dedicated to treating female athletes of all ages and abilities.
We’re passionate about sport. And passionate about providing the right care to help you, the active and athletic woman.
Caring For Female Athletes
- Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
- The latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques
- Injury prevention strategies
- Bone health at all ages
- Nutritional optimization
- Care from specialists trained in women's sports medicine
- Referrals to ancillary providers such as bone health specialists, nutritionists, and sport psychologists
- State of the art imaging at multiple locations throughout San Diego
Physicians Specially-Trained In Women's Sports Medicine
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