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Physical Therapy in Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming and Perimeter

Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, providing physical therapy in Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Sandy Springs and Woodstock, is dedicated to combining modern science with caring attitudes to treat pain and promote healing and strength.

The physical therapists at Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine center are highly trained and licensed to provide expert advice and treatment for injuries and conditions that impact the body’s ability to function effectively and pain-free.

We will help you recover from sprains, strains and fractures as well as chronic conditions that cause unrelenting pain.

We will meet with you, conduct a thorough evaluation and present a diagnosis, outlining recommended courses of therapy. You will be involved in your own treatment, and we will encourage you to engage in a home prescription exercise program between therapeutic sessions. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Aquatic Therapy

Our clinics are distinguished by offering our clients a HydroWorx® Therapy Pool featuring an underwater treadmill which can eliminate 20 to 100 percent of a person’s body weight, thereby reducing the impact on joints.

As a result of this innovative therapeutic device, a person who may only be able to walk 10 minutes on land can easily walk for 30 minutes in the water.

The treadmill is specially equipped with pressure sensors that allow our therapists to analyze your gait patterns, help examine your step length, look for evidence of toeing out and ensure adequate heel strike.

Particularly beneficial for patients suffering from lymphedema, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, the benefits to the patients include promotion of early range of motion, low-impact gait training, improving cardiovascular stamina, increasing healing and strengthening of injured tissues and muscle strengthening.

It also replicates the proper biomechanics of land-based motion.

The HydroWorx® pool itself provides a safe, low-impact environment which allows patients who are unable to exercise out of the water to dive right in to physical therapy rehabilitation.

Our aquatic physical therapists will work with you to design underwater therapy programs which help you heal faster, decrease pain and swelling, increase your range of motion, increase your strength, and reduce gravitational pull.

There is a psychological as well as physical benefit since aqua therapy relieves rehabilitation distress in the warm water (between 88 and 96 degrees Fahrenheit) which allows for ease of movement and increased blood flow to muscles.

Call any of our convenient locations or submit an online appointment request today to find out how your needs and goals can be met in our comfortable, gravity-free environment with aquatic physical therapy.

 

Sports Medicine

In our treatment of athletes of all ages and levels of performance, we apply the medical principles of physical therapy to sport, exercise and physical performance.

Specifically, we focus on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries that happen during sporting events and physical activities, and the steps that need to be taken to prevent re-injury and allow a return to the patient’s sport of choice as quickly as possible.

Our cycle of sports medicine includes prevention, recognition, evaluation, assessment, care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning.

At Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, we have several specialists with various sport related credentials, and all members of our staff are conscious of and appreciative to the positive impact of sports in our lives.

Each member of our team plays a significant role in moving along the athletic process as smoothly and quickly as possible.

 

Dry Needling

At Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, some of our physical therapists have taken special training to provide the procedure of dry needling. It is a therapy that is effective in reducing acute or chronic pain.

It relieves muscle tension, promotes healing and increases your range of motion.

Dry needling is particularly effective in dealing with patients who have such symptoms as neck, back and shoulder pain, arm pain (as in carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow), headaches, jaw pain, and fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis of the joints.

It involves having our specially trained and certified physical therapists insert a disposable acupuncture needle into your skin and muscle tissue.

It is effective because it is directed at the myofascial trigger points that cause and refer pain throughout the body. High concentrations of chemicals that cause pain can be found in these trigger points. When the needle is inserted, it helps to make these chemical levels more normal and the pain and muscle tension are eased.

Other than the type of needles used, it has no similarity to acupuncture.

 

Vestibular Therapy

Dizziness and balance issues impact more than 90 million Americans. In most cases, these issues are linked to problems with their vestibular system, one of the body’s main balance systems that acts a bit like our natural gyroscope.

If you have problems with your vestibular system, you likely have experienced symptoms of vertigo, imbalance, dizziness, frequent falls, and migraines.

We have experienced positive results with vestibular therapy to help our patients regain their balance and reduce their risk of falls.

 

Treating Back and Neck Pain

We have acquired an excellent reputation for the effectiveness of our treatment in helping patients who suffer from back and neck pain.

Our manual therapy approach and attention to evaluating the cause of the problems help us to treat both the obvious symptoms and their underlying causes.

 

Manual Therapy

We use hands-on techniques such as mobilization and manipulation to decrease pain and improve range of motion.

Manual therapy has been proven to be effective in adding flexibility to stiff joints and muscles.

Our manual therapy treatments are often combined with a series of prescribed exercises to allow patients to continue to work on their rehabilitation between appointments.

 

Concussion Treatment

Concussions are the most common head injuries incurred by athletes at all levels of performance. Concussions are associated with disorientation, amnesia, confusion, headaches and sometimes loss of consciousness and visual disturbance.

Our physical therapists work with athletes to provide post-concussion rehabilitation when they experience signs of forgetfulness, concentration difficulty or behavioral changes.

Services include detailed screening and assessment, treatment follow-up and evaluation, and therapies to address cognitive deficits.

We work closely with your physician for a collaborative approach to your care.

In the United States alone, there are an estimated 1.6 million sport-related concussions reported each year.

 

Work Hardening Programs

Our work hardening and conditioning programs are designed to help injured workers return to work as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of re-injury. We work with the patient’s health team and Workers’ Compensation to ensure a re-entry program is devised that helps the injured worker make a seamless transition back to full duties, if possible.

Work hardening programs are offered in connection with specific guidelines that include the restoration of joint and muscle function. It addresses range of motion issues and joint integrity relating to specific occupations.

 

Spine Programs/ Back and Neck Pain

Georgia Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center is distinguished for the effectiveness of treating patients who have been suffering from chronic low back pain for extended periods of time.

Using a variety of manual therapy and modalities, we work with our patients to assess, treat, educate, and empower them to overcome back, neck, and extremity disorders.

 

Kinesiotaping

Kinesiotaping is a specialized technique that is useful in helping athletes recover from sports injuries. It is also used on clients recovering from injuries and weakness in the ankle and back areas in particular.

Kinesiotaping can also help ease post-surgical bruising, relieve pain and help mobilize scar tissue.

Athletes often use it to re-educate their muscles through sensory feedback.

 

Gait Training Assessments

Our physical therapists are specially trained to study and assess how you walk and run using specifically designed instruments for measuring body movement.

Gait training assessments are an import first step in devising a treatment plan for patients whose ability to walk or run is impacted by a condition. A second common use is for athletes who are working to become more efficient in their movement, particularly in their running form.

 

Pre and Post-Surgical Care

Research shows that recovery is hastened for patients who receive physical therapy before and after their surgery. Prior to the surgery, we help you understand what to expect and afterwards our rehabilitation program helps you regain strength and restore mobility and full range of motion as quickly as possible.

Our effective treatments follow a wide range of orthopedic surgeries such as total hip and total knee replacements, lumbar and cervical disc surgeries, fracture repair and numerous arthroscopic procedures for the knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle.

We will help you return to your normally active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Working closely with your physician, we will devise effective exercise programs designed for your full recovery.

 

Injury Prevention

Our holistic approach includes encouraging procedures and steps that prevent injuries from occurring or reoccurring, whether in your sport of choice, in your home, or in your workplace.

We offer customized approaches to helping individuals, sports teams and employers establish safe protocols for the training, and performance of their tasks.

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