Dr. Weber describes how women can prevent sports-related injuries.
You know, it’s a big topic, but I think one of the important things is really thinking about developing a good program where you start out slow and progressively increase the type of activities that you are doing, making sure that you are incorporating good strengthening program.
One of the things that we know about females is that we tend to utilize muscle groups a little different than male athletes and male participants do. And what I mean by that is that, we tend to be more quadriceps or hip, the front of the leg, the thigh muscle tends to be more dominant used by females, and there seems to be a less of a balance between good strength in the front of the leg and the back of the leg. We need to really work on strengthening the back of our legs, our hips, having good core strength to help support and improve our biomechanics.
About Dr. Weber, M.D.:
Dr. Kathy Weber, the Director of Primary Care/Sports Medicine and Women's Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, possesses a unique expertise with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Weber received her M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1996 and subsequently completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center. After completing her residency, Dr. Weber was asked to remain at Rush for an additional year to assume the prestigious position of Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of California Medical Center in San Diego.