Division of Sports Medicine
Female Athlete Program
The number of girls and young women in competitive sports continues to increase at an exciting rate, and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Sports Medicine’s Female Athlete Program works to keep female athletes healthy and at the top of their game.
Our Female Athlete Program, comprised of leaders in sports medicine, cares for athletes of all ages—from elite professionals to eager novices—and stands out in the nation for its specialized care and research in areas such as the Female Athlete Triad treatment, knee and ACL injuries, stress fractures, bone health and nutrition.
Our clinical team of sports medicine experts focuses on the holistic and complex needs of female athletes, carefully assessing hormonal balance and exercise habits of each young woman.
Our experts have conducted landmark research on knee pain and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, which are five to eight times more prevalent in girls.
We specialize in the interrelationship of menstrual dysfunction, low energy availability and decreased bone mineral density, often referred to as the Female Athlete Triad. Our clinical team helps female athletes to increase their energy availability, resume a regular menstrual cycle and regain healthy bone density.
Our clinical team also specializes in:
- bone health
- adolescent health
- menstrual cycle
- pregnancy and exercise safety
- metabolic assessment for athletic performance