Pain Guidelines for Women in Sports

The free pain guide is meant to help athletes decipher between pain that could be acceptable to continue to move through or pain that may require more evaluation. As with anything, this is not meant to serve as medical advice. If you are experiencing something that doesn’t make sense to you, we encourage you to consult with your medical provider or to reach out to us here for a physical therapy initial evaluation.



You'll Discover
  • Exercise samples for different regions of pain experiences
  • A guide to understanding acceptable verses unacceptable pain
  • Action steps to take depending on which level of pain you are currently experiencing
Our Experts
Dr. Stephanie Mundt


Dr. Stephanie Mundt is a physical therapist & run coach and owner of Volante PT & Performance in Scottsdale, AZ. She has a special interest in helping female runners with bone stress injuries return to training and racing with confidence. Her own experiences with multiple stress fractures, eating disorder, and a labral tear have contributed to her search for ways to better manage running-related injuries, particularly in females.

Allison Tenney


Allison is the owner of Allison Tenney Fitness, LLC. Through strength training and fitness, Allison helps women build next-level strength, confidence, and the courage to seize their personal power. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) and holds several other fitness credentials including.

Dr. Ellie Somers


Dr. Ellie is Sisu’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lead Sisu Physical Therapist, Run Coach and Weightlifting Coach. She graduated as a physical therapist in 2009 and the rest is HERstory. Dr. Ellie hopes to create a world where womxn and girls have access to the resources they need to recover from injury and get back to performance. Dr. Ellie was hired as the team physical therapist for the women’s United States Australian Rules Football Team and works as a consultant for many professional and recreational athletes in their injury and recovery journeys back to performance.