Why Choose Us for Physical Therapy?

Young athletes' bones and muscles are still developing, so they need care from pediatric specialists. Our Sports Medicine Program physical therapists know that athletic demands are more complex than the physical demands of everyday life. Our team is trained to identify how an injury could limit an athlete’s ability to participate in sports. We work to address these issues so kids and teens are able to return to sports as quickly and as safely as possible after an injury. Our physical therapists also specialize in the proper mechanics of sport-specific movements, helping athletes pinpoint how incorrect mechanics may lead or contribute to injury. This expertise can help us prevent injuries from recurring and keep athletes in the game.

Sports We Specialize In

Our team understands the sports your athlete plays

Our Unique Approach

The sports physical therapists at Children's are licensed healthcare specialists whose goal is to help young athletes decrease pain and restore or improve movement. Following an evaluation, our team develops a plan of care for each patient that includes techniques to manage and reduce pain, improve function for everyday activity and return young athletes to their sport.

Children’s physical therapists are experts in treating young athletes. Because we only work with kids, we recognize when they are ready to progress to the next level of treatment and know how to motivate them.

Many of our physical therapists have advanced certifications.

  • Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (O.C.S.): These physical therapists have advanced certification through the American Physical Therapy Association and have demonstrated specialized knowledge, skill and experience in orthopaedic care.
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists (C.S.C.S.): These physical therapists are certified in the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for specific sports.
  • Sports Certified Specialist (S.C.S.): These physical therapists have advanced certification through the American Physical Therapy Association and are considered experts in athletic injury management, including acute care, treatment and rehabilitation, prevention and education.

We use special equipment and technology—like Dartfish video motion analysis—to find and correct sports techniques that may contribute to injuries or affect performance. All of our physical therapy clinics feature sport-specific resources like ballet barres, dance floors and mirrors, gymnastics mats, throwing nets, treadmills and more. We manage more than 47,000 patient visits each year, giving our therapists the experience needed to handle a wide array of athletes, from adolescent swimmers to high school football players.

Our physical therapists treat athletes at 14 convenient locations throughout metro Atlanta. If you think your child needs sports physical therapy, contact your pediatrician for a referral.

Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) for more information.


All Sports Medicine physical therapy locations are departments of Children's at Scottish Rite hospital. 

Children's at Forsyth

410 Peachtree Parkway, The Collection at Forsyth

Cumming, GA 30041-7407

Children's at Cherokee Sports Medicine

1554 Riverstone Parkway, Suite 160

Canton, GA 30114

Children's at Duluth

2270 Duluth Hwy. 120

Duluth, GA 30097-4010

Children's at Fayette

1265 Highway 54 West, Suite 200

Fayetteville, GA 30214-4526

Children's at Hamilton Mill

2108 Teron Trace, Suite 200

Dacula, GA 30019

Children's at Hudson Bridge - Sports Medicine

1496 Hudson Bridge Road

Stockbridge, GA 30281

Children's at Ivy Walk

1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 305

Smyrna, GA 30080

Children's at Meridian Mark

5445 Meridian Mark Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-4755

Children's at North Druid Hills

1605 Chantilly Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30324-3269

Children's at Sandy Plains

3618 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30066-3020

Children's at Snellville

2220 Wisteria Drive, Suite 204

Snellville, GA 30078-2656

Children's at Suwanee

3640 Burnette Rd

Suwanee, GA 30024-2191

Children's at Town Center Outpatient Care Center

605 Big Shanty Road NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144-3646

Children's at Webb Bridge

3155 North Point Parkway, Building A

Alpharetta, GA 30005-5481