Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Atlanta
As family healthcare specialists, the providers at Family Practice Center, PC, are proponents of an active lifestyle as an essential part of maintaining good health. Our doctors recommend organized sports, aerobic exercises, and workouts that activate a variety of muscle groups.

Both lifelong athletes and people who have just begun a new activity are vulnerable to injury. There is always the risk of falls, sprains, broken bones, and more. However, the trusted physicians at Family Practice Center provide personalized sports medicine treatments to help patients successfully recover from activity-related injuries and ailments.

Our sports medicine division is consistently trusted by athletes due to the team of talented orthopedic and sports doctors who evaluate the specific needs of each patient and alleviate the frustrations of injury. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment procedures, we can address a wide scope of sports-related injuries. With same-day and walk-in appointment options available Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings, we are a reliable source for recovery and injury prevention.

Sports Medicine FAQs:

Are your sports medicine treatments only intended to help treat athletes?

Definitely not. Any physical activity, from high-level sports to more routine activities of daily living, comes with the risk of potential injury. Arthritis is another common cause of joint pain that may or may not be related to a sudden injury or to athletics at all. Our sports medicine services are intended to help anyone with orthopedic ailments get back on their feet and feel better once again.

At what point should I seek out assistance with sports medicine?

This depends entirely on each person’s individual situation. For instance, it obviously makes sense to visit us after experiencing an acute injury or accident. However, some people may benefit from a preemptive visit that can be beneficial in helping to prevent potential injuries from occurring. 

Do You Perform Orthopedic Surgery?

No. While Dr. Tyler Wheeler is board-certified in sports medicine and others are extremely well-trained in treating musculoskeletal injuries related to sports, our sports medicine services involve a non-operative approach to the medical treatment of these conditions. Treatments we offer include referrals to trusted physical therapists, prescription medication management, and injections. Dr. Justin Kappel is trained in Acupuncture which can be helpful for a variety of conditions. The overwhelming majority of sports injuries do not in fact require surgery. In cases where surgery is required, our physicians are well-connected with some of the city’s best orthopedics surgeons and will gladly help facilitate referrals.

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