Now athletes, including recreational athletes and weekend warriors, can receive faster care for sports medicine injuries at Southern Therapy’s new FYZICAL 1st Walk-In Sports Medicine and Injury Clinic. FYZICAL 1st opened last week and is now available to the public Monday through Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon. It is located at Southern Therapy’s secondary entrance at 812 South Park Street in Carrollton.
The new clinic provides convenient, walk-in access to sports medicine providers for athletes as well as for children to seniors who have had a sudden or recent injury such as sprains and strains; hand, wrist, shoulder, ankle or knee injuries; overuse injuries; joint arthritis; painfully swollen or injured joints, or other sports-related (non-emergent) injuries.
The clinic offers injury evaluation and management by Southern Therapy’s Certified Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine, Patrick Rothschadl, MS, ATC/L. It provides direct access to physical and occupational therapy services and offers a “Fast Track” program with the neighboring Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic. It will also carry braces and other medical supplies.
Southern Therapy began their 41-year community involvement in medicine with high school athletes. “The founders of our company began providing sideline coverage at local high schools since our inception in 1978,” explains Bo Hamil, Physical Therapist and CEO of Southern Therapy Services, Inc. “We have worked closely with the Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic to provide both on-the-field and in-the-clinic evaluation of injuries. Each of these groups has teamed up in recent years with Tanner Medical Center to enhance the sports medicine coverage in our community,” further explains Hamil.
While their school services will remain free of charge to local high school athletes through Southern Therapy’s George B. Hamil, Sr. Sports Medicine Foundation, FYZICAL 1st seeks to offer immediate access to the same high-quality, cost-effective orthopedic and sports medicine specialty care to the public. Injury evaluation by their Certified Athletic Trainer is cash-based and $35.00.
“We recognized the need for the many active individuals within our community and have the experience and resources to offer the unique service of instant access to a sports medicine specialist at FYZICAL 1st. Individuals of all ages will receive rapid and appropriate treatment for sports-specific problems at far less expense,” explains Hamil.
In 2017, Southern Therapy aligned itself with FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, the fastest growing system of physical therapy, balance rehabilitation, and healthy lifestyle centers in the United States with more than 385 centers in 44 states. The name derived from an already existing program through FYZICAL’s network, which provides immediate evaluation and help to those with pain, discomfort, or minor injuries.
For more information on FYZICAL 1st, please contact Southern Therapy’s Carrollton clinic at 770-834-7436 or visit www.fyzical1st.com.