SportsMedicine of Atlanta's tenet is to advance orthopaedics and manual physical therapy by teaching, through academic research, and by providing world-class care. SportsMedicine of Atlanta strives to provide patients with the highest quality of care to ensure maximal functional outcomes. APTA and state licensed therapists provide a thorough and individual evaluation, examination, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention plan aimed at the treatment of movement impairments and their associated functional limitations and/or disabilities. Additionally, the physical therapists and other health specialists at SportsMedicine of Atlanta are dedicated to the enhancement of movement performance, the education of the community concerning prevention of injury and promotion of wellness, the education of entry-level and post-professional doctoral physical therapy students, the development and utilization of evidence based medicine in patient care and promotion of the positive evolution of health care. With these goals and aspirations, and in light of the APTA's 1998 endorsement of post-professional fellowship education through accredited sites, SportsMedicine of Atlanta has taken the next logical step: implementation of a fellowship program that offers physical therapists the opportunity to enhance their skills and strive for excellence in their profession. The major focus of the clinical fellowship is to accelerate the fellow's acquisition of expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and management of patients with musculoskeletal impairments and functional limitations. It is the goal and objective for the fellow to completely diagnose movement-related dysfunction, classify and label clusters of impairments and engage in the scientific study of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions.
SportsMedicine of Atlanta conducts this Clinical Fellowship program at their out-patient clinic in Snellville, Georgia. A limited number of 12-month fellowships are available which, when combined with selected didactic courses provided through the University of St. Augustine, meet the requirements for the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, Manual Therapy Certification and eligibility requirements for ABPTS Board Certification in Orthopaedics, as well as the AAOMPT Fellow requirements.