Dr. Weber explains her motivation for helping female athletes improve their health.
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EmpowHer What motivates you to help women athletes to improve their health? Dr. Kathy Weber, M.D. Director of Women’s Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center Well one I’m a woman, two I was a female, or I am a female athlete, and I played sports through high school and college and you know I always felt like the girls took kind of the back seat to the guys teams when it came to care and always thought that, that wasn’t right. And I was like well, if I could do something down in the future what would I do and so my interest grew in medicine and the fact that you know working with female athletes in their problems and they kind of conditions and injuries as I see happen. You know what a great way if I can really start to work with these females and develop a program a woman’s sports medicine program that’s really designed to look at females and really try to develop programs that will help them where they feel like they can come and get the cure that they want. Now that’s not to say that I don’t have guys involved in that program because of course men want to help the women athletes as well. But I think we’re really trying to work at developing a very good comprehensive program to really help the female athletes and the females that are just wanting to be active or that a weakened or used to get inured.