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Visit the Penn Center for the Female Athlete when you are in pain. If you have sustained a tear, strain or broken bone, you will be treated, rehabilitated and regain your strength to get back out on the track, field, mat or barre. We want to help get you back to the physical activities you love.

Our team will also help you understand why you’ve sustained an injury in addition to what specific body part was injured. The Penn Center for the Female Athlete has a ‘whole body’ mentality when approaching individual injuries, carefully considering your nutritional and hormonal history in addition to any limited mobility or physical weaknesses. 

Elite Athlete Performance Enhancement

Proactive performance visits are also welcome: If you are an elite female athlete who is not playing at your peak, the team will help advise you on injury prevention and performance enhancement. 

What Conditions Are Treated at Penn Center for the Female Athlete?

We treat a number of common athletic injuries—for women of all ages—at the Penn Center for the Female Athlete, including breaks, tears and strains from physical activity.

Common injuries treated include:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries (women are two-to-five times more likely to tear their ACLs than men)
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • “Runner’s Knee” (patellofemoral pain) and general patellar instability
  • Stress fractures (females are more likely to sustain these in their pelvis and leg bones)
  • Ankle sprains

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