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My Name is Dr. James Locher. I am a Chiropractor (DC) and Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practicioner (CCEP) in the Atlanta, GA area. Thank you for your very informative and useful site. May I add my name to your list of physicians and therapists. My protocol for RSI includes examination of the entire brachial plexus, from the spine, through the thoracic outlet, shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand, as the symptoms often result from multiple sites of muscular, ligamentous and osseous neurological and vascular involvement (the "double crush" phenomenon). Treatment is designed to reduce neurovascular compression and irritation at as many sites as possible, using chiropractic spinal manipulative adjustments, soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound therapy. I have additional certification (CCEP) beyond the average DC in extremity treatment using muscle testing and shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand manipulation. Postural therapy, nutritional and herbal supplementation and exercise are employed for rapid response and long term benefit.

Dr. James Locher, DC, CCEP
9850 Nesbit Ferry Rd., Ste 6
Alpharetta, GA  30022
(770) 641-9295

Patient Recommendation

I am a musician in Atlanta, GA and have suffered from RSI for a number of years. I found this doctor (chiropractor) who not only specializes in treating musicians, but also had an extensive knowledge of RSI's and other extremity injuries. I cound on being in top shape to sing and play guitar and my injuries kept me from doing that until I started seeing Dr. Donna M. Polk, D.C. I haven't had any problems since then. I know she treats all types of musicians from a local to a national level, working with major lable talents to keep them on the road and playing. She just recently spoke at a nationally sanctioned NARAS event called Vocal Tech. She was on the leading medical expert panel. The artist panel included Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20. Anyway, she's an incredible doctor and I would recommend her to anyone regardless of whether they are a musician or not!!

Donna M. Polk, D.C
17-A Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA 30324
404.233.4002 or 404.932.6689

Patient Recommendation

I live in Atlanta, too. My massage therapist has helped me so much in the last six months. I'm not too good at doing all the things I know I need to do to prevent flare ups, so I have them. Cindy helps me when I don't help myself. Here is the web site. I see Cindy Farrar.

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Physical Stress Solutions Injury Center - Building 2, Suite 102 5825 Glenridge Drive Atlanta, GA 30328 O: 404-591-6111 F: 404-591-6890

"...Since I wrote my initial injury about Atlanta, I discovered the following practice which I can highly recommend: PSS Injury Center: Dr. Edward Schneider, a young chiropractor, heads this well-run practice with branches in Sandy Springs and East Atlanta. They do a program of treatment for carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries, using stretches, exercise, heat and cold, and electrical stimulation -- all fairly standard, I gather, but very well administered by an excellent staff. They also use massage and kinesio taping; I was skeptical about the latter but having tried it I am a convert. Dr. Schneider has worked on RSI issues for a number of years, having become interested in it after suffering from RSI himself. I found him friendly, down to earth, and willing to listen and answer questions -- very different from the hand and wrist surgeon I had gone to before."

I've been going to PSS Injury Center in East Atlanta for the past month to treat my carpal tunnel and tendinitis (also from computer use). They specialize in hand and wrist problems. I've definitely made some progress, however I've still got a long way to go with my tendinitis. But, I think that's to be expected since I've had it for 7 years.

AOEC Member

Environmental and Occupational Program
The Emory Clinic at Perimeter
875 Johnson Ferry Road Clinic Founded 1990
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
1518 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

AOEC Contact: Howard Frumkin, MD, Dr.PH Offices 404-727-3697 FAX 404-727-8744
Chair INTERNET Edward Galaid, MD, MPH Clinic 404-778-5978 FAX 404-727-8744
Director of Clinical Services INTERNET

Patient Recommendation

Dr. Katherine L. Maurath, physiatrist Dr. Maurath does a thorough exam, and listens to the patient. She does not hesitate to write notes to the employer about work restrictions. She is good at explaining anatomy. She wanted to do conservative methods on me, and not consider any surgery, which I also thought was best.
ST SIMONS IS , GA 31522 703-471-5300

Patient Recommendation

    I would like to send a referral on my Dr that has handled my carpal and cubital tunnel injuries. He is the top hand specialist in my area and he has an excellent reputation in the state of GA. He specializes in microsurgery and is very empathetic to his patients. I would really appreciate it if you would add his name to your webpage. I have some information on this Dr and some research materials I found on him. I hope this helps others in my area.   Thank you.

John W. Sapp, MD
Macon Orthopaedic and Hand Center
at the Medical Center
840 Pine Street Suite 500
Macon, GA 31201
(Inside the Professional Bldg of the Medical Center of Central Georgia)
Dr. Sapp is a 1985 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia where he received his medical degree. He then entered a general surgery residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia as a preliminary to plastic surgery training. At Louisiana State University in New Orleans, he completed a plastic surgery residency with emphasis in microsurgery.

Dr. Sapp spent an additional year in training at the University of Florida as a fellow in hand and microsurgery prior to joining the practice in 1992. Dr. Sapp is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

He has a special interest in microsurgery - the transfer of tissue from one area of the body to another and reattachments following amputations - as well as arthoscopy of the wrist.

Dr. Sapp maintains memberships in professional organizations which include the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, and Bibb County Medical Society. He is on the faculty of Mercer University School of Medicine as Clinical Assistant professor in the Department of Surgery.

Below is also some information on the Macon Orthopaedic and Hand Center and the Dr 's.

The Macon Orthopaedic & Hand Center has been providing quality care since 1961. This group of physicians have been leaders in the development of Orthopaedic and hand surgery.They are recognized in their specialties on a regional and national level.    

    Our physicians are leaders in the areas of Orthopaedic Surgery dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, extremities and spine and Hand Surgery utilization of advances in Orthopaedics, general, plastic, neurologic, and microsurgery to preserve and restore function of the hand and the upper limb.