At Atrium Health Floyd, a comprehensive team of sports medicine specialists strives to keep players healthy and injury free – both on and off the field.
Our licensed and certified athletic trainers, orthopedic specialized physical therapists, certified sports specialists and certified hand therapists provide quality health care specific to athletes.
We are equipped to help athletes recover from injuries that can happen during physical activity, including joint injuries, tears and concussions.
To help prevent injuries, we provide athletes and coaches with education and training tailored to specific needs.
Sports Performance Training
We offer performance training clinics during the year that are specific to sports movement and conditions, including an ACL Risk Assessment and Injury Prevention Program. We also use state-of-the-art Video Laser Analysis (VLA) to study movements in slow motion. Using this technology, we can analyze the motion of joints to prevent injuries and optimize performance, whether it's running, throwing or jumping.
Armuchee High School
Bo Bradshaw educates coaches and administrators on environmental considerations in athletics. He also teaches students about nutrition and stress management. Bradshaw holds a master's degree in athletic training and a bachelor's degree in exercise science, from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
Coosa High School
Ashley Whelchel earned her bachelor's degree in sports medicine and athletic training from the University of North Georgia. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is a member of Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association.
Model High School
Josh Byrd serves as the athletic trainer for Model High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Pepperell High School
Juan Chavez is an athletic trainer with Rome High School. Chavez is an alumnus of Rome High School. He earned a Master of Science in athletic training from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Chavez also earned a FIFA Medical Diploma in football medicine.