Frequently Asked Questions
How are you different from other Doctors?
Our goal at Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness is to educate and empower our patients. Dr. Cyd Charisse Williams practices functional medicine and creates a personalized medical care plan designed for each individual. Dr. Williams looks beyond the symptoms to find the root cause of your sports injury or health concern. Traditional medicine treats symptoms, not the underlying causes.
Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness has the privilege of seeing athletes and non athletes for injury prevention, rehabilitation, sports enhancement and injuries related to joints, muscles, skeletal, ligaments, tendons and bones (including stress fractures) that do not require surgery. Primary care sports medicine physicians are not surgeons like Orthopedist. With personalized medical care designed just for you, our goal is to give you a health span, not only a life span!
What is Functional Sports Medicine?
Sports Medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with musculoskeletal, ligament, tendon and joint injuries, and the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Our goal is for everyone to be physically fit and to change the way the world views sports injuries, focusing more on prevention and improving rehabilitation. Dr. Williams would like to have each athlete or non athlete understand their body and not wait for an injury or illness to occur. At Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness we assess your biomechanics and look for muscle deficiencies that could ultimately result in an injury. Many illnesses can be prevented or detected early with the new blood tests and genetics tests available. The goal is to enhance your sports performance, help reduce the risk of injury and improve your overall health, giving you a health span, not only a life span.
What is functional medicine?
Functional Medicine is a form of medicine that focuses on the underlying cause of injuries and illnesses, not just treating the symptoms with medications. Our goal at Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness is to educate and empower our patients. Dr. Cyd Charisse Williams practices functional medicine and creates a personalized medical care plan designed for each individual. Dr. Williams looks beyond the symptoms to find the root cause of your sports injury or health concern. Traditional medicine treats symptoms, not the underlying causes.
What can I expect in an initial health consultation/office visit?
At Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness, the initial health evaluation consists of a portion of listening to your health concerns followed by Dr. Williams giving a session of patient education, relating it to your health concerns. There will be a thorough physical assessment of how your body is functioning as a whole body, not just a single joint. Dr. Williams will develop a personalized health plan after obtaining cutting edge specialized labs, bloodwork, additional specialized medical assessments or genetics testing that address your health concerns. Your unique personalized health plan may include lifestyle and/or nutritional changes, supplementation, exercises or muscle strengthening exercises. The goal is to treat the underlying causes, not only treating the symptoms with pharmacologic agents.
What can I expect in a follow up visit?
A follow up visit consists of reviewing the results from the initial health consultation recommendations (ie. bloodwork, radiology studies, dietary changes, rehabilitation exercises, etc.). If you are following up an injury or physical ailment, there will be a progression of exercises demonstrated for you to do and continue at home.
For how long and how often do you see a patient?
45 minutes-1.5 hours depending on the patients health concerns. Our goal is to address the underlying cause of your symptoms and empower you with the information and tools to have a health span, not just a life span. Your health concerns will determine how often you will need to be seen. At a minimum we will want to do routine bloodwork and follow up every 6 months.
What are the fees associated with your services?
Dr. Williams starts with a detailed history with the New Patient Intake Forms which include your current and past health concerns and/or injuries, medications, family history, dietary review, quality of sleep and relevant medical questionnaires. Please bring the New Patient Intake Forms completed, with any past bloodwork to your initial health consultation. This allows us to create a personalized sports medicine or medical plan for you.
When it comes to developing your personalized sports medicine or medical plan, the phrase “one size fits all” does not apply. The fees associated with our health consultations are dependent on your individual health concerns and medical history. In general, initial health consultations range from 45 minutes - 2 hours. You determine your future by the value you put on your health. Our goal is to empower you to transform your life to give you a health span, not only a life span so you can reach your goals.
Please call our office at 407-341-6667 for an estimation of fees for your health consultation. Any labs or supplement recommendations are an additional fee.
**We do not accept medical insurance. We accept cash/check/credit card/Pay by Zelle
How do I make an appointment?
Please call our office at 407-341-6667 or email us at FunctionalSportsMedWellness@drcydcharisse.com
Do you see patients of all ages?
What are the treatments/exercises like?
Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness uses unique exercises that correct abnormal biomechanics and muscle firing patterns. These exercises allow the brain to use the proper muscle and biomechanics for that particular joints function and motion.
Can I speak with a former patient?
Due to patient confidentiality, unless we have permission, we do not release other patients information. I can direct you to our testimonial page where you can review patient testimonies. Many of our athletes are collegiate scholarship athletes that are not allowed to give endorsements.
Where are you located?
We are located at 10920 Moss Park Road, Suite 206-212, Orlando FL, 32832.
Do you accept health insurance?
We do not process insurance, unless it is car insurance coverage for an Emergency Motor Vehicle Collision examination for personal injury protection cases. Each car insurance company has different policies regarding deductibles and reimbursement.
For a health assessment visit, your receipts may be turned into your insurance company for reimbursement or to credit towards your deductible.
Do you see Personal Injury Protection cases?
Yes. We do a full evaluation (Emergency Motor Vehicle Collision) for personal injury protection cases. We do a follow up evaluation and therapy if indicated.
What if I need rehabilitation for my injury?
Dr. Williams has worked with many athletes ranging from children, weekend warriors to professional athletes. Dr. Williams traveled with the USA Track and Field team to four World Championships as their team Physician taking care of both Olympic and Junior-Olympic caliber athletes. She treats each of her patient’s with the same care and attention. Her goal for the patient is to not only address the injury and make the specific corrections but have them competing or being active at their full potential again. Beyond finding and correcting the injury, she educates her patient’s on how to enhance the body function to help prevent re-injury. Dr. Williams is perfectly suited to help you recover from any sports, recreational or job-related injury. Dr. Williams will not just focus on an injury but rather she can have all your body systems working optimally. Whether you are an athlete, recreational athlete, weekend warrior or living an active lifestyle, you can learn how to prevent injury by enhancing the body’s function.
Dr. Williams provides personalized care throughout the entire recovery phase of your injury. In fact, she will formulate a rehabilitation program and a return-to-sport schedule to ensure maximum healing and recovery so that chances of re-injury are minimized. Recovery from any injury is important, but what is more important is how you develop the injury. When Dr. Williams determines the precise cause of your injury, she will use that information to correct any underlying problems, which is another way to minimize re-injury. Dr. Williams' experience has taught her to treat the whole athlete and integrate all modalities of care to maximize each athlete’s, recreational athlete or weekend warrior’s potential.
What can I expect in a rehabilitation visit?
A rehabilitation visit consists of specific exercises to correct your biomechanical errors and improve your muscle imbalances. Exercises will be demonstrated and home therapy prescribed to help you recover from your injury as quick as possible. As you recover, there will be a progression of exercises prescribed to you.
**Please dress in clothing suitable for exercising and rehabilitation.
I don’t have any pain, can I come see you?
Yes, whether you are an athlete or an individual wanting general wellness solutions, Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness can help you. Wellness solutions can include improving your health and/or energy or preventing disease or illness before it happens. If you are an athlete we can identify muscle weaknesses that could impair your performance or we can help enhance your performance. Prevention is the best cure.
Do you obtain bloodwork?
The specific labs ordered will depend on your health concerns and physical examination. Bloodwork can be obtained from Quest, or Lab Corp companies you are familiar with but there are cutting edge specialty labs that can obtain tests that are not available at Quest or Lab Corp. Dr. Williams will determine what bloodwork is needed, and will create a plan that works best for you. In some cases you can use your insurance for bloodwork.
Do you specialize in a particular sport?
Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness sees athletes, weekend warriors and recreational athletes of all sports. You do not have to play traditional sports to be a patient at Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness, we see those who participate in the arts, such as musicians and dancers. Anyone who has sustained an injury to their muscle, bones, ligaments, tendons or joints, whether it is related to work or play is welcome at Athletics Sports Medicine and Wellness.