About Sophia Lal

Sophia Lal, DO, received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of North Texas – Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. After her Internship in Texas, she completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Lal continued her post-graduate training with a Sports Medicine fellowship under Dr. Anne Hoch at the Women’s Sports Medicine Program with the Department of Orthopaedics, at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her studies emphasized the female athlete and individual sports, elite athlete physiology, dietary counseling, and running medicine. Dr. Lal is continuously striving for the most prestigious and progressive care. She completed a second fellowship in sports medicine primary care at the American Sports Medicine Institute, Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, in July 2019.

Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she holds memberships in many professional societies including the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Orthopaedic Association. Additionally, she is the medical director at A Center for Eating Disorders.

Dr. Lal has over 20 years of diverse experience in sports medicine and nonsurgical orthopaedics. She treats patients of all ages with focus on a variety of sports-related injuries, acute and recurrent orthopaedic injuries, and musculoskeletal pain due to overuse conditions; helping them recuperate from injury or disease to enjoy a higher quality and well-balanced life.


Sports Medicine non-surgical physician in very busy outpatient private practice, working along-side orthopedic surgeons.  Frequent event coverage; medical lectures.  Experience in training room (high school / university) pre-participation physicals.

  • Confident seeing a high volume of orthopedic patients, all ages, with injuries that can range from acute to chronic issues, simple fractures and concussions
  • Proficient in: Intra-articular, Trigger Point, Platelet-Rich-Plasma injections; musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) both therapeutic and diagnostic. Compartment Pressure testing
  • Frequently attracts patients to clinic through race coverage, group exercise, community participation in athletic events and presentations
  • Voted ‘Top Physician’ 2014 through 2021
  • Team Captain of frequently winning Marathon Relay Team – 2016 through 2022

As someone who is trained in the medicine of sport, I also live it as an athlete.  This dual viewpoint helps to spark relationships with active local communities.  Fellow athletes have the confidence and comfort that I understand both the science and the tribulations of their injury.