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Did you know there are a few non-contact injuries that are more prevalent in female athletes?
Some of these include ACL tears in the knee and concussions. There are a few reasons why
this happens, but one of the main reasons is because the reality is that most female athletes
don’t get access to strength training early enough in their life and sport.
Today Dr Melissa MacDonald joins me on the podcast and we dive into several reasons why these injuries occur more often with female athletes and, most importantly, ways you can work to prevent them.
Dr Melissa MacDonald’s Bio and Links:
Dr Mac can be found here https://linktr.ee/macp_clinic
Dr. Melissa MacDonald is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic. She then spent two years of specialty training in the Human Performance Center where she focused her research and clinical skills on specific testing and treatment protocols.
Additionally, Dr. Mac is the team chiropractor for MN Roller Derby, River City Rhythms a drum corp international, and the MN Vixen a professional woman’s football team.
Dr. Mac has achieved both international and national certification as a chiropractic sport
provider. She is a faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University where she teaches Emergency Procedures.
She is a speaker on sports chiropractic issues and health & wellness in the United States as well as abroad. Now she hosts the MAC Performance podcast the health & wellness podcast that will whiplash you into health.
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