Scheduling New and Existing Patients

Charleston Sports Medicine and Regenerative Orthopaedics are scheduling both existing and new patients for orthopaedic and physical therapy services.

Heightened precautions continue including:

– Limited patient appointments and numbers of patients in the reception area

– Staff daily symptom checks and the wearing of masks

– Air Purifiers are in each exam room, waiting room, and PT clinic

– Frequent sanitation of all patient areas

– Screening and temperature of all patients

– Continued Telehealth appointments available

– Remote waiting in your vehicle as preferred

Call our office main line at 843-284-5200 for appointments or questions. We appreciate your patience as we navigate rescheduling patients. Please leave a message if needed. They will be reviewed and answered daily.

You may also use email for the following patient care needs:

Medication refills, lab follow-ups, and orthopaedic questions:

Physical Therapy questions:

  • Existing and new patient appointments for Vasper Charleston and MLS Laser therapies are available.

FitMed Partners:

Stay well. Dr. Bright McConnell and the staff

Important Update For Physical Therapy Patients

To All Current Physical Therapy Patients:

In accordance with CDC and American Medical Association guidance, Charleston Sports Medicine Physical Therapy will be closed for the next two weeks with a limited reopening on April 15th.

April 15th through May 15th, we will resume a modified treatment schedule. A limited number of patients will be seen per day to keep occupancy low and distance between patients high. During this time, we are not accepting new patients or offering hands-on treatments.

Once re-opened, we will offer appointments for Vasper and Shoulder Sphere technologies, limited exercises in the clinic, review, and modification to home exercise programs, and re-assessments or discharges.

Please call Allison at 843-284-5200 extension 5 to either make an appointment or inform her if you would like to be placed on hold until you can return to physical therapy. We do not plan on discharging any current patients at this time. While closed and on limited schedules, your therapy will automatically be placed on hold.

We thank you for having patience with us and our limited schedule. We look forward to the day when we can return to our normal schedule and see you on a consistent basis. Stay well.

COVID-19: Operations Update

Charleston Sports Medicine Regenerative Orthopaedics and FitMed Partners, in compliance with the current COVID-19 CDC Guidelines, is temporarily closed to orthopaedic, physical therapy and FitMed patient visits. All scheduled patients will receive a call with details on their rescheduled appointment time. Telemedicine appointments, where appropriate, will be made available. For needs that cannot wait, we will schedule a telemedicine consultation to address the need for immediate care. For medication refills and orthopaedic issues call our office main line at 843-284-5200. Messages will be reviewed and answered daily.

You may also use email for the following patient care needs:

Medication refills, lab follow-ups, and orthopaedic questions: or

Physical Therapy questions and e-visits for home care exercise programs for existing patients:

  • For existing patients, limited self-pay Vasper Charleston and MLS Laser therapies are available.

FitMed Partners:

We look forward to providing services again once the COVID-19 non-essential restrictions have passed. Until then, thank you for understanding as we do our part to flatten the curve and protect our community.

Stay well. Dr. Bright McConnell and the staff

MLS Laser Therapy

The innovative and patented Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Therapy Laser was developed in an effort to produce an efficient and simultaneous effect on pain, inflammation, and edema safely. MLS technology delivers therapeutic wavelengths that produce greater anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, while enhancing the speed of healing.

The unique combination and synchronization of continuous and pulsed emissions characterizes MLS and distinguishes it from other therapy lasers. What does that mean for patients seeking pain relief?

MLS Laser Therapy helps Charleston Sports Medicine Physical Therapy relieve pain and restore lives. Simply put, patients can expect the following with MLS Laser technology:



Get the Right Diagnosis for Leaky Gut Syndrome with Cyrex 2/10

Charleston Sports Medicine brings the best science to determine “leaky gut” syndrome to our patients. A simple oral and blood lab text is now the answer to a complicated diagnosis. Cyrex™ addresses the cross-connections between the body’s endocrine, gastrointestinal and neurological systems which play a significant role in the development of today’s complex disorders.

Immunology is at the root of many chronic disorders that affect the ongoing wellbeing of women and men. Combining Dr. Bright McConnell’s knowledge of hormones, nutrition, fitness and bone health with this powerful laboratory test allows patients struggling with leaky gut syndrome to determine an individualized nutrition plan to alleviate symptoms. Cyrex’s research and education divisions provide in-depth scientific and practical knowledge, allowing Dr. McConnell to use the most updated standard of care in your diagnostic and monitoring process. (more…)

Vasper Charleston Helps Patient Eliminate Forty years of Nagging Pain

For Judy Dunbar, a yoga class with one wrong move forty years ago is one she will never forget. She explains, “I have a shoulder injury from that class that has bothered me for forty years now. I had reached the point where I could not write or use the computer. For me, checking emails was painful.”

The writer reached out to Dr. Bright McConnell and his team at Charleston Sports Medicine for help. Melissa Langston, Physical Therapist with CSM explains Judy’s care, “We used, PRP and then followed with Vasper to restore movement. This elevated Judy to a new level.” (more…)

Vasper Charleston: A Revolutionary Low Impact Therapy with High Impact Results

Have you had that moment where you think, “Yes, I want to be a part of that, sign me up.”? I had it during the training session with Charleston Sports Medicine’s new Vasper Charleston. Every time they mentioned taking 30 people for a trial run on the new equipment I had to stop myself from raising my hand like a 2nd grader who knows the answer.

Vasper is the answer for many. This new technology is the answer for:

* an older person with a knee injury needing to rehabilitate without high impact exercise,

* the elite athlete needing to get more out of a work out in less time,

* the post-surgical every day athlete looking to stay fit,

*  and the pre-surgical patient looking to heal faster. (more…)

The Science of Vasper

The Vasper Training System disrupts conventional human fitness paradigms to create completely new standards for optimizing physical fitness and recovery. Its patented technology integrates compression training with continuous cooling to deliver accelerated muscle strength gains with almost no mechanical loads while simultaneously fully optimizing the body for cardiovascular efficiency and comfort. It’s ergonomic system is designed to be fully accessible to anyone regardless of age, physical ability or exercise affinity.


Adipose Tissue and Mesenchymal Stem Cells: State of the Art and Lipogems® Technology Development


In the past few years, interest in adipose tissue as an ideal source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has increased.  These cells are multipotent and may differentiate in vitro into several cellular lineages, such as adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteoblasts, and myoblasts.


Speed healing with regenerative medicine treatments that continue to be the greatest “game changer” in orthopedic medicine

Game_LEAD_RoadSignXrays_WEBRegenerative Medicine Speeds Healing for Orthopedic Injuries

Regenerative medicine continues to keep its promise as the greatest “game changer” in orthopedic medicine. For both chronic and acute pain patients, the scope of minimally invasive orthopedic treatments available is widening. Charleston Sports and Orthopaedic Regenerative Medicine has kept pace with the regenerative medicine advancements over the past decade. While surgeries, such a total knee replacement, produce excellent outcomes and may be the best choice for some patients, the world of regenerative medicine is a game changer for athletes and active “boomers” seeking functional improvement without surgery. Techniques and technology advancements such as stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, gene transfer and tissue engineering, are moving the field of orthopedics into a new era.


The Charleston Sports Medicine Team strives to become your partner in your total health. Our affiliated practice, FitMed Partners, also offers scientifically proven preventive age management, bio-identical hormone therapy and medically based fitness and nutrition programs. The FitMed Elite Athlete Program provides a menu of advanced sports performance testing, not typically covered under insurance, for affordable prices.