Our Specialties

Post-operative care — Chronic pain — Fall prevention — Injury prevention — Movement Analysis — Auto Accidents — Sports injuries and athletic performance — Worker’s Compensation — Health, fitness, and wellness



Treatment Techniques
At Canton PT and Sports, we pride ourselves in one-on-one patient care and hands on treatment. Our therapists are trained and certified in a variety of techniques that are used to address our patient’s needs

Dry needling
Our physical therapists are certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling.

“Dry needling is a skilled intervention used by physical therapists that use a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling can help restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.” – www.apta.org

Soft tissue mobilization & Trigger point release
Beneficial for muscle, fascia, skin, and other connective tissue impairments. Performed to improve mobility, decrease muscle tightness and tension, elicit myofascial trigger points, and decrease pain.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Tool assisted treatment aimed to target both superficial and deep myofascial impairments.

We perform cupping to decrease discomfort in the target tissues by stimulating inhibitory neural pathways. Cupping may create a “counter irritation” effect that temporarily increases pressure pain thresholds. www.apta.org

Joint mobilization and manipulation
Interventions utilized by our physical therapists that can be performed on all joints of the body and the spine. Joint mobilization and manipulation help to improve range of motion, decrease stiffness, decrease pain, and improve active mobility.

Movement and Exercise
Physical activity and movement are the foundations for rehabilitation, wellness, and pain reduction. At Canton PT and Sports, we use many different active interventions to promote physical function and improve the quality of life.

  • Individualized exercise
  • Neuromuscular re-education & motor control training
  • Resistance, mobility and flexibility training
  • Home exercise program development
  • Balance & proprioception
  • Fall-risk prevention

AlterG: Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Canton PT and Sports is one of the only clinics in North Georgia that owns an AlterG. This space age technology allows us to reduce the percentage of a person’s body weight to allow pain-free walking or running, reduce fear of falling and to allow our patients to work on normalizing their gait mechanics. Our physical therapists incorporate the AlterG in both conservative and postoperative physical therapy and our wellness program. We also offer AlterG training outside of normal clinic hours to accommodate our runners.

  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-operative gait training
  • Return to sport
  • Wellness
  • Interval training

Sport-Specific Physical Therapy
Our physical therapists treat athletes of all ages and skill levels. It is crucial for athletes to not only have physical therapy following an injury but also to improve athletic performance and decrease risk of injury. Our sports rehabilitation programs are designed to keep you in the game and playing at your highest potential.

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Running
  • Baseball & softball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Hockey

Our physical therapists are trained in various types of taping techniques that can be used to provide external support, decrease pain, decrease inflammation, and improve posture and mechanics.

  • Kinesio Taping
  • McConnell Taping

Our physical therapists often utilize modalities to promote healing, decrease pain, and improve the ability to tolerate therapeutic interventions. Therapeutic modalities are used in conjunction with other physical therapy interventions.

  • Mechanical traction
  • Electrical nerve and muscle stimulation
  • Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis
  • Ultrasound
  • Paraffin Bath
  • Cryotherapy
  • Moist heat
  • Contrast bath

Common Conditions and diagnoses we treat

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance problems
  • Bursitis (Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Falls and Fall-risk prevention
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)
  • Gait dysfunction
  • General Weakness
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial epicondylitis)
  • Groin strains
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated discs
  • Impingement syndrome
  • IT band syndrome
  • Labral tears (Shoulder and hip)
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Muscle and Joint pain
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tears and tendinitis
  • SI Joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin splints
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • TMJ dysfunction and jaw pain
  • Tendon injuries and tendinitis
  • Total joint replacement: Knee, hip, shoulder, ankle

Refer to Symptoms Conditions Reference Guide for information on common symptoms & conditions