The Sports Medicine Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is now available in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area at Children’s at Cherokee as a service of Children’s at Scottish Rite hospital.
Children’s Sports Medicine physical therapists and certified athletic trainers use sports-specific treatments to help patients return stronger than they were before. Specialized medical, orthopaedic and rehabilitation services are available for students at the middle school, high school and elite levels.
“We want to bring the expertise of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to the community of Cherokee county. Not only are we opening a physical therapy clinic, we are contracted with all six Cherokee high schools to provide certified athletic trainer coverage to their teams and athletes.” said Bob Breingan, Director of Outpatient Therapies, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The 2,800-square-foot facility offers specialized therapy and rehabilitation to patients, as well as access to sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists and a registered dietitian.
Cherokee area patients can now utilize ImPACT concussion testing, a throwing lane for pitching analysis, dance floor and bars for dance therapy and technology like Dartfish motion analysis that allows patients to have their mechanics reviewed and assessed by pediatric physical therapists who specializes in their sport.
In March 2016, Children’s at Cherokee will expand to include an Urgent Care Center.