Over the years, Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex has earned a reputation in Middle Georgia for being first and foremost in sports medicine.
The practice of sports medicine involves a carefully coordinated approach between the physician, patient and athletic trainer. Piedmont leverages this team approach to offer patients comprehensive attention which focuses on maximizing functional recovery, minimizing downtime and expediting return to play or work. Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex has always been active in the local sports community for both youth and adults, including sponsoring local running clubs, providing medical service for more than 20 local football teams and offering a free clinic on Saturday mornings for high school athletes.
Piedmont boasts more than 30 years of athletic coverage of this area and was the first to bring athletic trainers into schools and the first to develop athletic training programs for surrounding colleges. Our comprehensive sports medicine program also includes servicing our community by offering team coverage for local sporting events and performing on-site school sports physicals.
The Training Room
Walk-In Sports Medicine Clinic
The Training Room is a walk-in sports medicine clinic that Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex offers for student athletes Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The initial evaluation by an athletic trainer is free. If you would like to see a physician or the ATC believes imaging is necessary, Piedmont can typically accommodate the athlete same day. The Training Room is also available to students and parents on Saturdays during football season from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
ImPACT Concussion Testing
ImPACT, short for Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing, is a computerized concussion evaluation system now offered at Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex. Piedmont was the first in Central Georgia to offer this testing in December of 2012 and enables testing for anyone aged 10 and older, including recreational and serious athletes and non-athletes. Learn More
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A Pioneer in Sports Medicine in Middle Georgia
Barney Hester, the athletic director of Howard High School and a long-time member of the sports community in Middle Georgia, describes his experience with working with Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex.