We believe physical therapy is one of the best resources in the rehabilitation of your injury. There are virtually hundreds of benefits to physical therapy, but at Sports Medicine South of Gwinnett, we focus strongly to promote body strength, function and mobility as well as prevent future physical injury. Our therapists work in close relation with the referring provider in an open line of communication to ensure a comprehensive rehabilitation program for each patient. Sports Medicine South’s Physical Therapy department is full of innovative equipment, such as the Alter G Treadmill, SciFit Recumbent Stair Stepper, Trazer HRA and Electrical Stimulation Units, to further service patients during their rehabilitation process. Additionally, our therapists are trained in the McKenzie method for neck and back pain – a specialty technique that not only yields a high success rate, but eventually allows patients to treat their neck/back pain independently in the future.
Voted Best of Gwinnett and Gwinnett Daily Post’s Reader’s Choice for Best “Physical Therapy” multiple years, our patients enjoy the personal attention we have for all of our clients while rehabilitating in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Our primary aim is to bring our patients back to normal, free of any pain so that they can lead a normal life and participate in all their activities with minimal or no difficulty.
We believe the following makes Sports Medicine South of Gwinnett’s Physical Therapy department innovative and unique:
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill, more formally known as the Alter-G, does exactly what its name alludes to by creating a walking environment similar to that of the Moon. Conceived by NASA, and approved by the FDA, the Alter-G is designed to reduce the weight impact on lower extremities. By utilizing air pressure, the Alter-G has the ability to take off as much eighty percent of your own body weight, allowing patients to walk, jog or run without pain or further injury. Both sports medicine rehab facilities and professional sports associations strongly back the innovative machine. The Alter-G is continually used to facilitate rehabilitation to patients and athletes with hip, knee, ankle, and foot injuries.
The technically advanced machine, although in high demand, is hard to find. There are only a few Alter-G’s found across Georgia; one of the machines is housed in the physical therapy department of Sports Medicine South of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, GA. “The capabilities of the Alter-G facilitate a significant improvement in the quality of care for our patients and the progression of their rehabilitation program,” says Curt Bazemore, PT, director of Rehabilitation.
Sports Medicine South is proud to utilize TRAZER, a sports simulator program and one of the most innovative technologies to hit the rehabilitation market, in our facility. The TRAZER program enables the fundamental movements of an athlete’s performance to be captured, measured and recorded. Offering an array of simulated tests, TRAZER can capture the athlete’s functional movement, reaction time, speed, agility, and memory capabilities with precision. Abnormalities and weaknesses in performance, even if seemingly minor, can have a big impact of on the overall performance of an athlete. Fortunately, using the innovative platform of the TRAZER, minor performance deficiencies can easily be detected and then effectively corrected. The distinct data collected during simulation programs allows for a more functional rehabilitation process and ultimately a more accurate return-to-play assessment.