Heather Martyn and Sarah Keyser, physical therapists at ProEx attended the Female Athletic Conference, a Boston Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Division held June 8-9 at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
Due to increasing numbers of women and girls participating in sports activities and events, world renowned experts in the areas of sport medicine, sports psychology, nutrition and body image came together at the dynamic conference to present strategies for treatment and prevention of physical and psychological sports health concerns that may prohibit female athletes from participating in events. Topics discussed included treatment and prevention of ACL injuries, nutrition, running biomechanics, hip and pelvic disorders specific to female athletes and patellofemoral syndrome.
Conference highlights included pioneering information on “The Female Athlete Triad” – a continuum of three intertwined health issues: energy availability/caloric intake, menstrual function and bone health.
“We had the opportunity to meet with and learn from distinguished experts in the field of female sports medicine and look forward to implanting our new skills to better serve the female athletes in our community,” said Martyn and Keyser.
Martyn of Newburyport, MA has been a member of the ProEx staff since 2006; she is a graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester with a Pre-Med degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. A former figure skater, Martyn skated for 20 years with the nationally and internationally recognized The Haydenettes, an acclaimed precision ice skating team.
Keyser of Hampton, NH joined ProEx Physical Therapy in 2010; she graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Keyser was a multi-genre dancer for 10 years, going on to become a hurdler/jumper in Division III college track and field.
Both Martyn and Keyser have more than ten years of experience treating in the field of orthopedic sports medicine and look forward to offering the subspecialty of treating young female athletes at ProEx Physical Therapy.
“Heather and Sarah are highly respected orthopedic clinicians and this specialty training will further benefit all our female athletes in getting them back to the playing field sooner,” said Joe Datillo, Co-Owner and Regional Clinical Director with ProEx Physical Therapy. “In today’s healthcare environment, it’s all about delivering the highest level of care at the lowest cost.”