Undergraduate Degree

BA, Nursing
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing , 1987 , Philadelphia , PA

Graduate Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania , 1990 , Philadelphia , PA

Medical School

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 1994 , Philadelphia , PA


General Pediatrics
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , 1997 , Philadelphia , PA


Sports Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2001 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

Throughout my career as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine physician I have strived to make teaching a priority, while providing comprehensive clinical care to all of my patients. Currently, I am a full time attending physician in primary care sports medicine at the Boston Children's Hospital. As such, I have been able to further my career academically and clinically, with a special focus on sports and dance injury prevention, exercise promotion in children, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Lecturing internationally, nationally and regionally has been a priority throughout my career.

Teaching others what I have had the luxury of learning from leaders in the field of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is a critical and inherent part of my academic career. Pivotal to my career development, has been my work with pediatric exercise science specialists. Our goal is to promote the early diagnosis and treatment of children who are exercise deficient. Furthering my research on exercise promotion and injury prevention in young children is a significant future goal, and one that I look forward to. I will continue to strive to learn and build skills in new and exciting ways, and educate those in my path.


Dr. Andrea Stracciolini is a primary care sports medicine physician at Boston Children's Hospital's Sports Medicine Division. She is the director of their Dance Medicine program. Dr. Stracciolini specializes in dance medicine, the pediatric and young adult hip, musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injection therapy. 


  • Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing


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  1. Platelet rich plasma for hallux sesamoid injuries: a case series. Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Aug 18; 1-4. View abstract
  2. Association of Social Media Use on Sleep Quality and Performance Among Collegiate Athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Aug 17. View abstract
  3. Risk Factors for Lower-Extremity Injuries in Female Ballet Dancers: A Systematic Review. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Mar 01; 31(2):e64-e79. View abstract
  4. Hallux Sesamoid Injury Characteristics in Young Athletes Presented to the Sports Medicine Clinic. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Mar 01. View abstract
  5. Sport specialization of female figure skaters: cumulative effects on low back injuries. Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Nov; 49(4):463-468. View abstract
  6. Making a Strong Case for Prioritizing Muscular Fitness in Youth Physical Activity Guidelines. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Dec; 19(12):530-536. View abstract
  7. Female Sport Participation Effect on Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 11; 30(6):526-532. View abstract
  8. Special Considerations for Growing Dancers. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2021 02; 32(1):75-86. View abstract
  9. Bone Pain in a Soccer Athlete: Chronic Nonbacterial Osteomyelitis. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Oct; 19(10):402-405. View abstract
  10. Ultrasound Alpha Angles and Hip Pain and Function in Female Elite Adolescent Ballet Dancers. J Dance Med Sci. 2020 Sep 15; 24(3):99-104. View abstract
  11. Part II: Comparison of Crossfit-Related Injury Presenting to Sports Medicine Clinic by Sex and Age. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 05; 30(3):251-256. View abstract
  12. Part I: Crossfit-Related Injury Characteristics Presenting to Sports Medicine Clinic. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 03; 30(2):102-107. View abstract
  13. Are primary care physicians ill equipped to evaluate and treat childhood physical inactivity? Phys Sportsmed. 2020 05; 48(2):199-207. View abstract
  14. Moving a Field Forward: What Are the "Big" Research Questions in Sport Specialization? J Athl Train. 2019 10; 54(10):1009-1010. View abstract
  15. The Psychosocial Implications of Sport Specialization in Pediatric Athletes. J Athl Train. 2019 Oct; 54(10):1021-1029. View abstract
  16. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Female Athletes: Is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport a Risk Factor? Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Jul; 18(7):255-257. View abstract
  17. Lower Extremity Biomechanics Are Altered Across Maturation in Sport-Specialized Female Adolescent Athletes. Front Pediatr. 2019; 7:268. View abstract
  18. Can Dynamic Ultrasonography of the Hip Reliably Assess Anterior Femoral Head Translation? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 05; 477(5):1086-1098. View abstract
  19. Career Transitions for the Young Dancer: Considering Psychological Implications, Challenges with Athletic Identity, and Need for Available Resources. Med Probl Perform Art. 2019 03; 34(1):47-52. View abstract
  20. The Evaluation of Strength, Flexibility, and Functional Performance in the Adolescent Ballet Dancer During Intensive Dance Training. PM R. 2019 07; 11(7):722-730. View abstract
  21. Nonoperative Management of Labral Tears of the Hip in Adolescent Athletes: Description of Sports Participation, Interventions, Comorbidity, and Outcomes. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 01; 29(1):24-28. View abstract
  22. Diagnosis and Treatment of Slipping Rib Syndrome. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 01; 29(1):18-23. View abstract
  23. Ischial Tuberosity Avulsion Fracture in a Young Female Ballet Dancer. J Dance Med Sci. 2018 Dec 01; 22(4):233-237. View abstract
  24. Body Satisfaction, Performance Perception, and Weight Loss Behavior in Young Female Dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2018 12; 33(4):225-230. View abstract
  25. Association between training volume and lower extremity overuse injuries in young female athletes: implications for early sports specialization. Phys Sportsmed. 2019 05; 47(2):199-204. View abstract
  26. The Young Injured Gymnast: A Literature Review and Discussion. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Nov; 17(11):366-375. View abstract
  27. Short-term Effect of Ultrasound-Guided Iliopsoas Peritendinous Corticosteroid Injection. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Jun; 38(6):1527-1536. View abstract
  28. The Effect of Physical Therapist Involvement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Youth and Adolescent Dancers' Injuries. J Dance Med Sci. 2018 Jun 15; 22(2):81-83. View abstract
  29. Association between coping skills, past injury and hip pain and function in adolescent elite female ballet dancers. Phys Sportsmed. 2018 09; 46(3):385-392. View abstract
  30. Associations Between Sedentary Behaviors, Sleep Patterns, and BMI in Young Dancers Attending a Summer Intensive Dance Training Program. J Dance Med Sci. 2017 Sep 15; 21(3):102-108. View abstract
  31. Assessment of the Postural Stability of Female and Male Athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Sep; 27(5):444-449. View abstract
  32. Bony Morphology of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Young Female Dancers and Single-Sport Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 08; 5(8):2325967117723108. View abstract
  33. Television or unrestricted, unmonitored internet access in the bedroom and body mass index in youth athletes. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Aug; 106(8):1331-1335. View abstract
  34. Dual-task gait differences in female and male adolescents following sport-related concussion. Gait Posture. 2017 05; 54:284-289. View abstract
  35. Injury Prevention in Youth Sports. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Mar 01; 46(3):e99-e105. View abstract
  36. Physical activity outside of organised sports is associated with functional performance. Acta Paediatr. 2017 May; 106(5):825-830. View abstract
  37. Body Mass Index and Menstrual Patterns in Dancers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Jan; 56(1):49-54. View abstract
  38. Sex and growth effect on pediatric hip injuries presenting to sports medicine clinic. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):315-21. View abstract
  39. The Relative Age Effect on Youth Sports Injuries. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 06; 48(6):1068-74. View abstract
  40. Youth sports specialization and musculoskeletal injury: a systematic review of the literature. Phys Sportsmed. 2016 Sep; 44(3):257-62. View abstract
  41. Female Athletes Demonstrate Better Postural Stability Than Male Athletes: 500 Board #337 June 1, 9: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):144. View abstract
  42. Prevalence of FAI Type in Adolescent Female Athletes with FAI Presenting to Sports Medicine Clinic: 1856 Board #8 June 2, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):509. View abstract
  43. 1323. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):345. View abstract
  44. Effects of Sports Specialization on the Rates of Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Pediatric Athletes: 1853 Board #5 June 2, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):508. View abstract
  45. Disease Centricity Versus Prevention? Physician Barriers to Pediatric Physical Activity Evaluation and Treatment: 2453 June 3, 11: 15 AM - 11: 30 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):673-4. View abstract
  46. Effects of Sports Specialization on the Rates of Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Pediatric Athletes: 2350 Board #4. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):654. View abstract
  47. Examination of Age-Related Differences on Clinical Tests of Postural Stability. Sports Health. 2016 May/Jun; 8(3):244-249. View abstract
  48. Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Children and Young Adults with Down Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Res Dev Disabil. 2016 Aug; 55:197-206. View abstract
  49. Resistance Training for Pediatric Female Dancers. J Dance Med Sci. 2016; 20(2):64-71. View abstract
  50. Snapping Pes Syndrome in a Pediatric Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 Sep-Oct; 14(5):361-3. View abstract
  51. Pediatric Dance Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study. PM R. 2016 Apr; 8(4):348-355. View abstract
  52. Etiology and body area of injuries in young female dancers presenting to sports medicine clinic: A comparison by age group. Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Nov; 43(4):342-7. View abstract
  53. ACSM Clinician Profile. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 May-Jun; 14(3):145-6. View abstract
  54. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in pediatric athletes presenting to sports medicine clinic: a comparison of males and females through growth and development. Sports Health. 2015 Mar; 7(2):130-6. View abstract
  55. A closer look at overuse injuries in the pediatric athlete. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Jan; 25(1):30-5. View abstract
  56. Top 10 research questions related to exercise deficit disorder (EDD) in youth. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2014 Sep; 85(3):297-307. View abstract
  57. Knee injury patterns in young irish dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2014 06; 29(2):70-3. View abstract
  58. Pediatric sports injuries: a comparison of males versus females. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 42(4):965-72. View abstract
  59. Management and prevention of sport-related concussion. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov; 53(13):1221-30. View abstract
  60. Exercise deficit disorder in youth: a paradigm shift toward disease prevention and comprehensive care. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013 Jul-Aug; 12(4):248-55. View abstract
  61. Pediatric sports injuries: an age comparison of children versus adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1922-9. View abstract
  62. Symptom severity predicts prolonged recovery after sport-related concussion, but age and amnesia do not. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3):721-5. View abstract
  63. Exercise-deficit disorder in children: are we ready to make this diagnosis? Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Feb; 41(1):94-101. View abstract
  64. Exercise deficit disorder in youth: a hidden truth. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Nov; 100(11):1423-5; discussion 1425. View abstract
  65. Cervical burners in the athlete. Pediatr Case Rev. 2003 Oct; 3(4):181-8. View abstract
  66. Pediatric sports emergencies. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2000 Nov; 11(4):961-79. View abstract