I truly believe “if you have a body, you are an athlete”.

My goal is to help every one of my patients stay active and healthy, and to meet their own personal goals—whether this is to win a gold medal or pick up a grandchild. I am interested in all domains of non-operative sports and musculoskeletal medicine, though I have a special interest in:

  • Bone health and non-operative fracture management
  • Women’s health and the female athlete triad
  • Dance and performing arts medicine
  • Adaptive athletes and adaptive sports injuries
  • Tendinopathy

I specialize in a vast array of diagnostic and treatment options, including:

  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Electromyography
  • Ultrasound-guided injections, including needle tenotomy, joint injections and nerve blocks
  • X-ray guided lumbar spine injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma


Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine (2012), Medicine
Inova Fairfax Hospital (2013), Internal Medicine
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (2016), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2017), Sports Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adaptive Sports Injuries (Disabled Athlete)
  • Athletic Overuse Injuries
  • Ballet & Dance Injuries
  • Bone Health
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Female Athletes & Sports
  • Fracture Care Non-Surgical
  • Interventional Ultrasound (with Injections or Procedures)
  • Musculoskeletal Problems in Pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
  • Stress Fractures
  • Research Interest

    • Adaptive Sports: Injury Epidemiology, Prevent and Treatment of Injury
    • Bone health and high risk stress fracture management
    • Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound
    • Optimizing patient outcomes following musculoskeletal procedures


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Femoral Neck Stress Fracture: Can MRI Grade Help Predict Return-to-Running Time?
    Ramey LN, McInnis KC, Palmer WE Am J Sports Med 2016 Aug 44 8 2122-9
    Variation in 30-Day Readmission Rates Among Medically Complex Patients at Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Contributing Factors.
    Ramey L, Goldstein R, Zafonte R, Ryan C, Kazis L, Schneider J J Am Med Dir Assoc 2016 May
    Rehabilitation of Susac Syndrome: A Case Report.
    Ramey LN, Lopez E, Young T Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2016 Apr 95 4 e48-52
    High-Risk Stress Fractures: Diagnosis and Management.
    McInnis KC, Ramey LN PM R 2016 Mar 8 3 Suppl S113-24
    Ultrasound identification of maximal subdeltoid bursa distenstion alters the ultrasound-guided injection approach for shoulder pain
    Ramey LN, Knowlton SE, Amorese-O'Connell L, Kohler MJ. Phys Med Rehabil Int 2015 5 2 1048
    Review and comments on Dr. RG Timmon's articles: "Biceps femoris, long head architecture: a reliability and retrospective injury study."
    Ramey LN, Cianca J. Sports Rev J 2015 3 1 16-17
    The effects of exercise on decreasing pain and increasing function in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review.
    Frye JL, Ramey LN, Hart JM Sports Health 2012 May 4 3 205-10


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    Honors & Awards

    • Baskin Research Award, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
      Award to acknowledge best fellow research (2016-2017)
    • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation Resident Scholarship Award
      Awarded annually to 5 exemplary trainees within any medical specialty studying sports medicine (2015)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Best App Design Award
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Grand Hack, Second Place
      Awarded for the development of the highest rated medical innovative device, wearables track (2015)
    • Walter R. Frontera Outstanding Researcher Award, Harvard Medical School.
    • Dean's Community Service Award, Harvard Medical School
      Award to acknowledge commitment to community service (2013-2016)
    • Partners in Excellence Award for Outstanding Service, Partners Healthcare.
    • Paul J. Corcoran Trainee Award of Excellence, Harvard Medical School06/2016.
      Award for exemplary training and representation of the field of PM&R (2013-2016)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas (2017)
    • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University (2016-2017)
    • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (2016-2017)
    • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (2013-2016)
    • Georgetown University (2012-2013)
    • University of Virginia School of Medicine (2008-2012)
    • University of Virginia (2004-2008)