I think this has been a situation that has been going on for decades.
I have personally witnessed this and honestly, it bothers me to see how some doctors and therapists treat the different sexes.
My daughter was a strong athlete, so played every sport hard and aggressive. She played Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball. When she was out there, she gave it her all, sacrificing her own body for the game. As a result, she had a number of nagging injuries. I remember one time, after several weeks of complaining about her shoulder during the basketball season, we took her to an orthopedic doctor. He examined her and then with a smile put his hand on her knee and said, "Well we all know how girls can get"
I thought my wife was going to blow a gasket. She torn into this doctor from one side to another. She told him , How dare he speak to her like that. If it was a boy sitting there, the doctor would have given him all the attention in the world and come up with some treatment plan.
And this doesnt just stop with younger children. It carries on during their teenage years and then into young adulthood. It isnt fair, it isnt just and it should stop.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences