The COA SPORTS program is dedicated to providing quality and comprehensive sports medical and surgical care to children and adolescents throughout the north Georgia region. With 6 sports medicine trained physicians along with 3 sports medicine trained orthopedic surgeons, the COA Sports program has the most doctors dedicated to sports medicine exclusively for children and teens in the greater Atlanta area. Our physicians are all pediatric focused which is critical for your childs' successful treatment. Children's bones and muscles are different than adults, the injury patterns are different than adults, and thus the care is different than adults.
The team at COA sports is anchored by some of the best recogized leaders in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Michael Busch serves as the surgical director of the CHOA Sports Medicine program, while Dr. David Marshall serves as the medical director of the CHOA sports medicine program. Dr Cliff Willimon and Dr Melissa Christino are nationally recognized for their research in pediatric sports injuries. Our other sports physicians - Dr's Alsobrook, Buchanan, Crownover, Kroll, and Merritt, are well respected in their communities as the "go-to" doctors for youth sports injuries.
COA SPORTS is capable of treating any and every sports injury - from ankle sprains, to ACL tears, to concussions. We also can work with your athlete on his overuse injuries to get him back participating in his sport as soon as safely possible. We conduct thorough physical examinations, review diagnostic imaging and coordinate physical therapy. Sports physicals are also available upon request. As needed, athletes are referred to the surgeons of COA sports for surgical care.
Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta has 11 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.
To schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine physicians, please call 404-255-1933 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to continuing our partnership with local athletes to help them perform at the highest level. Experience the COA difference!
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