Georgia Sports Medicine Specialists

Georgia Sports Medicine Specialists, LLC, was founded in 2017 by Ross Brakeville, PT, DPT, STC, who specializes in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation. Prior to GSMS, Dr. Brakeville opened Woodstock Physical Therapy, LLC, providing physical therapy care in Cherokee County from 2004 until selling his practice in 2016. Ross has over 30 years of experience in a variety of rehabilitation settings with extensive continuing education and training.


To be a top destination site for sports medicine and orthopaedic care.

Key components to a destination site include: - Expert practitioners driven to be the best in their field - Extraordinary staff, dedicated to service of each other and our patients - Exceptional facilities - Environment of fun, energetic, education with a sense of urgency for needs of others


Based on the statement: “I do not care how much you know until I know how much you care,” we will provide our patients/athletes access to experts who truly care about their wellbeing.

Our Culture

To be disciplined, passionate and enthusiastic in providing clinical excellence with individuals who care about each other and the experience of our patients. Furthermore, we will strive to accurately diagnose/assess and manage sports/orthopedic injuries while making the experience of physical therapy fun, energetic and educational.

Who We Are

Our professional staff includes Doctors of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistants and Athletic Trainers. We also work directly with pediatric sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons with fellowship training in sports medicine. All our medical professionals have extensive training in sports medicine and are recognized experts throughout the Southeast.

What We Do

Georgia Sports Medicine Specialists provides a comprehensive approach to sports medicine and orthopaedics. This includes:

  1. Evaluation of orthopaedic and sports injuries.
  2. Treatment of these injuries through conservative measures including physical therapy and referrals to other specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons.
  3. Prevention of injury/reinjury through our Performance Institute’s sports performance programs.

As orthopedic and sports medicine experts, our Doctors of Physical Therapy conduct a thorough evaluation. This evaluation is designed to not only diagnose the presenting condition but, just as importantly, assess “why” they have this condition.

Treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries is centered on physical therapy. Our staff is committed to providing excellence in a caring environment. We have and will continue to provide cutting edge strategies that set the standard for sports and orthopaedic physical therapy.

Longevity in sports participation is determined in part by minimizing risk factors associated with injuries. Our Sports Performance & Physical Enhancement Programs are managed by sports medicine professionals to include Doctors of Physical Therapy and Certified Athletic Trainers. Combining our years of experience in sports medicine and sports performance training we bring a level of expertise that is unmatched. The objective is to develop physical and mental attributes, in a fun environment, that will positively impact participation levels in all sports. The program addresses performance gains as well as injury risks with the goal of playing at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

A Testimony To Our Practice

  • “Dr. Brakeville and his staff do a great job with athletes both young and old. He really understands injury patterns and the biomechanics associated with them, helping to return to the athletic field quickly but safely” - David Marshall, MD: Pediatric sports medicine physician with Children’s Orthopedics of Atlanta

  • “Dr. Brakeville has been instrumental in helping me meet the demands as an NHL referee. When I suffered a knee injury, he pushed me to get back stronger than I was before my injury.” - Dan O’Rourke: NHL Referee

  • “Dr. Brakeville’s dedication to our kids has been tremendous! He checks our kids every week for free and provides advice on injury prevention as well as evaluating and taking care of those who are injured.” - Tim Courtwright: Gymnastics Coach

  • “Dr. Brakeville and his staff were instrumental in the management of my golf injury and preparing me to meet the demands of golf on the PGA Tour.” - Jason Bohn: PGA Tour Professional

In Addition

  • In house providers of physical therapy for Myers Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
  • We are a sports medicine resource for medical professionals throughout the Metro Atlanta area
  • We provide physical therapy management for several medical professionals and their families

Referral Algorithm

Referral Algorithm