Transgender athletes are a special population group that are becoming more prevalent in our practices, but they are not new to the realm of sports. Looking historically at the progression of female athletics can provide an understanding of the current rules and regulations. Providers need an understanding of the rules and regulation of play for the athletes. Along with common conditions and concerns for the transgender athlete, it is important to understand documentation and billing. In this webinar, Dr. Melissa MacDonald will examine the role that chiropractors play in the treatment of transgender athletes.
After viewing this course, registrants will be able to:
- Recognize the rules of play for high school, college, and professional athletes;
- Discuss how to verbally communicate with transgender patients;
- Explain common concerns and need for medical tracking in office.
Dr. Melissa MacDonald
Sport & Rehabilitation Specialist
Anderson Chiropractic Clinics
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 NWHSU Human Performance Center where she focused her research and clinical skills on specific testing and treatment protocols of the female and transgender athlete. Additionally, Dr. MacDonald served as the team Clinician for the Minnesota Vixen, a professional women’s football team that won the conference championship in 2018. She recently traveled to the World Championship of Rowing to provide care for the athletes in Sarasota, FL. Now that she has relocated to Wisconsin, Dr. MacDonald is the American Chiropractic Association Sport Council coordinator for the state and is working on providing the highest level of care to all athletic events. Dr. MacDonald has achieved both international and national certification as a chiropractic sport provider.