Atlanta Track Club is partnering with Emory Healthcare as the official sports medicine and physical therapy providers for its Olympic Development Team.
“Emory Sports Medicine is thrilled to partner with Atlanta Track Club Elite to provide high-quality sports medicine care to help its athletes perform at their very best, to pursue their Olympic dreams,” says Scott D. Boden, MD, vice president of business innovation for Emory Healthcare and chief medical/quality officer for Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.
The partnership provides Atlanta Track Club Elite with comprehensive, world-class sports medicine care from Emory Healthcare’s orthopaedics, sports and spine doctors.
Amadeus Mason, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics and family medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Sports Medicine physician will serve as medical director for Atlanta Track Club Elite. Emory Healthcare physicians Courtney Gleason, MD, Jonathan Kim, MD, and Sara Raiser, MD will also provide
sports medicine care.
“Our team of physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists are equipped to deliver outstanding musculoskeletal care and physical therapy services to ensure athletes achieve the best possible outcome after a sports injury,” says Mason.
Atlanta Track Club’s executive director, Rich Kenah says the elite athletes are training to compete against the best athletes in the world.
The athletes will have priority access to Emory Healthcare’s 11 hospitals, advanced imaging equipment and physicians in more than 70 medical specialties. This may also include video telemedicine consults as a quicker first step to ensure any subsequent in-person visit has the proper diagnostics and is more efficient.
“Having access to best-in-class doctors, therapists and facilities will not only ensure they are on the start line healthy, but also go a long way toward making sure they get to the finish line first,” says Kenah.
Emory Healthcare is the official team health care provider for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, and the Atlanta Dream, in addition to several collegiate and high school athletic programs.
The Emory Sports Medicine Center, a division of Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, comprises 24 sports medicine physicians throughout the Metro Atlanta area and is supported by athletic trainers and therapists helping to care for the greatest number of professional, elite and collegiate athletes in Georgia, including the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Dream. In addition to caring for athletes, the Emory
Sports Medicine Center is a leader in research into prevention, treatment and recovery from athletic injuries.
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.