Welcome to Primacare

Primacare Physical Therapy and Wellness is a 100% therapist owned practice. We treat a variety of musculo-skeletal and Post-surgical Orthopedic conditions as in low back pain, neck and shoulder problems, fractures, joint replacements, arthritis, knee and ankle injuries, tendinitis, sprains and strains. We have 6 locations serving Gwinnett and Forsyth County for all your Physical Therapy needs- Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buford, Duluth, Norcross, Lilburn, Cumming and Lawrenceville, GA. We have extended hours including Saturdays. We are in most insurance plans including BCBS, Medicare, Humana, United, Ambetter, Peachstate, Amerigroup, Cigna, CareSource, Allwell, Aetna and others including Auto accidents and workers compensation.

WE ARE OPEN ON SATURDAYS

Please call us at 770-962-4043 for your appointment today.
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Primacare Physical Therapy Cumming

Primacare Physical Therapy Cumming, GA Forsyth County

Primacare Physical Therapy announces the opening of its 7th location to serve the North Atlanta Community. We are now present in Cumming GA , Forsyth County. We continue to provide the excellent service to our patients which we have been known for the past 15 years. Please call us at (678) 341-9062 to set up your appointments. We are in network with most major insurance, auto accidents and workers comp

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Get help for your Wrist Fracture

A wrist fracture is a break in one of the bones near the wrist. In the United States, 1 out of every 10 broken bones diagnosed is a wrist fracture. Injury can occur as a result of a trauma, such as falling while playing sports or simply tripping when walking down a sidewalk. Children are susceptible to wrist fractures because of the high-risk sports they commonly play. A child may sustain a wrist fracture falling off a bike, playing football or soccer, or falling off playground equipment. Wrist fractures are also common in women after menopause, and frequently occur in the elderly population due to falls. A physical therapist can help individuals who have sustained a wrist fracture...

Physical Therapy vs Opioids

When to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though "there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report."

In response to a growing opioid epidemic, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines in March 2016. The guidelines recognize that prescription opioids are appropriate in certain cases, including cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care, and also in certain acute care situations, if properly dosed.

But for other pain management, the CDC recommends nonopioid approaches...

7 myths about Physical Therapy

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Physical therapists are movement experts who help people reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from seeking physical therapist treatment.

It's time to debunk 7 common myths about physical therapy:

1. Myth: I need a referral to see a physical therapist.

Fact: A recent survey by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) revealed 70% of people think a referral or prescription is required for evaluation by a physical therapist. However, a physician’s referral is not required in order to be evaluated by a physical therapist. Some states have restrictions about...

Walk this way

How fast is fast enough? About 100 steps per minute might be a reasonable goal, but your mileage may vary.

Walking can be a wonderful way to get exercise. But do you ever wonder if you're moving briskly enough to benefit your heart? There's a quite a difference between a leisurely neighborhood stroll and a purposeful gait when you're late for the bus. Now, new research suggests that a pace of about 100 steps per minute qualifies as brisk walking for many people (see "Take this in stride: A study of walking speed").

Using that cadence as a benchmark might make sense for some — but not all — people, says Dr. Beth Frates, who directs wellness programming for the Stroke...

Avoiding knee or hip surgery

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Losing weight, strengthening muscles, and increasing flexibility may help you stave off joint replacement.

You may be putting off a doctor visit to address knee or hip osteoarthritis because you believe it will end with joint replacement surgery, but that's not always the case. "Exercise and weight loss are actually the first line of defense," says Dr. Eric Berkson, director of the Sports Performance Center at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. "It may help prevent the pain and prevent surgery."

Physical therapy

The main component of joint surgery avoidance is strengthening the muscles that support your joints. The quadriceps in the...