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Women’s Sports Medicine Program

Mass General Brigham Women's Sports Medicine brings together a world-class multidisciplinary team to provide each patient a personalized, sport-specific plan to help them get back to their sport as quickly and safely as possible.

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Expert care for female athlete injuries 

Our Mass General Brigham Women's Sports Medicine team of experts provide coordinated and comprehensive care for professional athletes, college athletes, high school athletes, weekend warriors, recreational athletes, and every active woman in between. We understand your drive and we want to help you meet your goals. From soccer to volleyball, competitive running, gymnastics, ice hockey, skiing or softball, no matter what your sport, we see you breaking barrier after barrier. We are here to support your unique and growing needs and help you reach your full potential as an athlete.

We provide cutting edge, evidence-driven treatment and contribute to the scientific knowledge necessary to optimize the care of female athletes. We work with you to develop an individual care plan to help meet your needs as you recover from your sports injury, so you can get back to the sport you love.

Why are female athletes unique?

Women are staying more active with age and participating in an expanding variety of sports and exercise modalities. As world leaders in research and care, our Mass General Brigham Women's Sports medicine team offers an advanced understanding of the treatment of women's sports injuries, including the latest innovations in care.

Rates of acute and overuse injuries are rising in women, and our team can help you understand how muscle imbalances, dietary alterations, hormonal changes and other biological factors can put women at a greater risk for certain injuries than men. We work with you through your entire sports journey to help with prevention, treatment and rehabilitation from injuries.

A team approach to patient-centered care

Our multidisciplinary team is designed to support the specific medical needs of female athletes. Our clinicians are experts from multiple specialties who provide coordinated, comprehensive care for women at all levels.

Our specialties include:

Conditions we treat

Mass General Brigham Women's Sports Medicine provides treatment and ongoing care for the full range of female athlete injuries, including:

Caring for Female Athletic Injuries

Learn how the Mass General Brigham Women’s Sports Medicine Program cares for female athletic injuries.

Sports Nutrition for Female Athletes

Mass General Brigham Women’s Sports Medicine program offers nutrition consultations tailored to the unique athletic needs of women and girls at all levels of competition. Discover the right way to fuel your body when recovering from an injury, boost your energy levels by identifying and fixing nutrient deficiencies in your diet, and use food to strategically optimize your athletic performance.

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Sport Psychology for Female Athletes

The Women’s Sports Medicine program at Mass General Brigham treats the whole athlete, with a team of mental health experts trained to help competitive athletes thrive, even after injury. Our Sport Psychology for Female Athletes program offers psychological consultation and treatment tailored to the unique challenges and pressures faced by female athletes. 

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Inside BC Athletics: Women in Sports

This NESN feature on Boston College Athletics highlights the school's collaboration with the Mass General Brigham Women’s Sports Medicine Program. Program Director Miho J. Tanaka, MD, PhD, and other members of the leadership team, Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, and Kelly McInnis, DO, discuss supporting female athletes and their unique needs.