Areas of Research


Advancements in Women's Health through CU Sports Medicine Program

The faculty at the CU Women's Sports Medicine program work in a collaborative environment, which provides ideal opportunities for doctors to share experiences, solutions, and progressive treatment.

The result is cutting-edge effective improvements that make for healthier, more active, and stronger women.

Some areas of research include:

  • Return-to-play criteria
  • Outcomes measurements for prehab/rehab
  • Prospective incidence of rates of injury
  • Metabolic parameters for graft fixation
  • The effect of too little food on metabolism
  • The effect of excessive exercise and too little food on metabolism
  • Identification of metabolic risk for bone disorders/biomechanical risk
  • Incidence of stress fractures
  • Identification of risk for psychological issues (self-esteem, etc.)


Study confirms female athletes more prone to knee injuries

Many women and their children are following the recommended guidelines to "be active." However, along with exercise women should consider adding preventive measures to reduce the risk of injury. All too often we hear about a forty-year-old woman who injured her knee while skiing or someone's daughter who tore her knee playing soccer. Research shows that many of these injuries are preventable with proper neuromuscular training. Yet, most youth coaches and weekday/weekend warriors do not take the time to practice evidence-based and accepted injury prevention routines.

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