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About the Women’s Sports Medicine Clinic

Women today are more physically active than ever, participating in athletics and fitness activities ranging from basketball to Zumba to triathalons. Female athletes have increased sport and exercise-related injuries and conditions that require understanding of the female body.

The Women’s Sports Medicine Clinic provides convenient after-hours access to experts who will care for acute and chronic sports-related injuries. The all-woman team of former collegiate athletes will discuss approaches to injury prevention and performance enhancement in a convenient one-stop clinic. Additionally we serve as a team of physicians for US Speed Skating, University of Utah Athletics, and multiple high school athletic programs.

Women seen in the clinic may receive same-day physical therapy treatments, access to sports nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and injury prevention programs to match their needs and performance goals.

Clinic Hours:

Wednesdays 3 pm-7 pm
Thursdays 8:30 am-noon

Call to schedule your appointment at 801-587-2222.

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Conditions & Treatments

Typically athletic and fitness-oriented men and women have similar types of injuries. However, some injuries occur at a higher frequency in women. These conditions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ACL injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Achilles tendonopathy
  • Neck and back pain
  • Hip bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain
  • IT band syndrome
  • Shoulder pain

With specialized training in the care of female athletes, our team works with you to create a customized prevention or recovery plan.

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Women’s Sports Medicine Clinic includes these services:

  • ACL injury prevention
  • Comprehensive sports medicine care
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise physiology & performance enhancement
  • Fitness services
  • Community classes and workshops
  • Wellness plans
  • Nutrition services
  • Massage therapy
  • Pre-participation sports physicals
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Pamela A. Hansen, MD

Patient Rating:


4.6 out of 5

Dr. Pamela A. Hansen is an associate professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in musculoskeletal and spine rehabilitation.  She holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a sub-specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.  Research interests include exer... Read More

Emily J. Harold, MD

Patient Rating:


4.6 out of 5

Emily Harold, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in sports medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from Washington University, where she also played basketball and contributed to three National Championship teams. Dr. Harold received her medical degree from Ohio State University, and went on to complete a fellowship at the Clevela... Read More

Whitney A. Meier, DPT, OCS

 Whitney Meier, DPT, OCS, COMT - Graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. She has been Orthopaedic Board Certified Specialist since 2001.  Whitney completed her clinical doctorate degree (DPT) from the University of Utah in 2007.  In 2011, she became a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist t... Read More


Physical Therapy


University Orthopaedic Center 801-587-7109

Amy P. Powell, MD

Patient Rating:


4.8 out of 5

Dr. Amy Powell, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from t... Read More


Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder


University Orthopaedic Center 801-587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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