Recreational and competitive female athletes need a team that's attuned to their unique health needs — and that’s why Rush established one of the nation's few dedicated women’s sports medicine programs.
Specialists in the program pay special attention to gender-related issues that can affect athletic performance. By identifying and addressing any underlying problems, like low bone density or eating disorders, they work to help women prevent future health problems. And by participating in ongoing studies related to women's sports medicine issues, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is advancing the understanding of how injuries occur and how they affect women down the road.
To help women remain on a healthy path, Rush offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries for active women. Services include:
Rehabilitation to treat and prevent injuries
- Nutrition counseling
- Comprehensive risk and diagnostic evaluations
- Osteoporosis treatment
- Exercise evaluation
At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, orthopedic surgeons, internists, rheumatologists, exercise physiologists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, sports nutritionists and nurses goes beyond simply treating sports injuries to address the whole spectrum of women’s health issues and concerns.
Kathleen M. Weber, MD, heads the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Rush. Weber is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician. She serves as team doctor for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, DePaul Athletic Program and the Chicago Force.