Sports Medicine

Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta provides coordinated sports medicine medical services to children and adolescents throughout the northeast Georgia region. With 5 sports medicine trained pediatricians and family practitioners along with 2 sports medicine trained orthopedic surgeons, COA has the most physicians dedicated to sports medicine exclusively for children and teens in the Atlanta area.

COA treats a wide variety of sports injuries including overuse syndromes, strains and fractures. They also treat patients with concussion symptoms. COA physicians are instrumental in getting athletes competing again in their chosen sport. The physicians conduct thorough physical examinations, review diagnostic imaging and coordinate physical therapy. As needed, athletes are referred to COA surgeons for surgical care.

Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta has 8 offices located around metro Atlanta to serve athletes conveniently near their home and schools. COA's goal is to provide quick access to their sports medicine physicians in a convenient location to athletes and their families.

COA works closely with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to provide coordinated sports medicine services. CHOA has pediatric trained specialists in the areas of physical therapy and diagnostic imaging such as MRI.

With recent State legislative changes to the concussion management for student athletes, COA has been developing a program to assist in the evaluation, treatment and return to sport criteria for its student athletes. COA has been awarded the contract to provide concussion management to all Cherokee County schools.

Members of the Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta sports medicine staff are Dr's Michael Busch, Cliff Willimon, Dave Marshall, Steve Kroll, John Alsobrook and John Buchanan.

To schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine physicians, please call 404-255-1933. We look forward to continuing our partnership with local athletes to help them perform at the highest level.