Dr. Elizabeth Dalrymple

A physical therapist for the overhead athlete

Elizabeth Dalrymple is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) who specializes in overhead sports like softball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, tennis and gymnastics. She works at Activcore in Atlanta, Georgia, located just 2 miles from Emory University.

As a former varsity softball player and Ivy League Pitcher of the Year award winner at Cornell University, Elizabeth has a special interest in treating overhead athletes. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Cornell University, as well as a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, ranked among the top 10 PT schools in the country. She is also a graduate from Emory University's Orthopedic Residency program.

Elizabeth goes beyond the symptoms and looks at the whole body to help you recover from pain and injury, and safely return to a fulfilling life of sport, activity and wellness. She is among less than 10% of all physical therapists to have earned the prestigious OCS designation as an orthopedic clinical specialist, making her exceptionally equipped to treat you from head to toe. Additionally, she is recognized nationally as a leading authority in the application of Redcord, a suspension exercise system designed to help you develop a smarter, balanced body through the power of neuromuscular activation.

After starting her career as a nutrition program coordinator for a clinic in Haiti, Elizabeth decided to combine this passion for helping others with her love of movement to pursue physical therapy. Having competed as a Division I softball pitcher, she understands the importance of having a healthy body and the dedication necessary to reach one’s optimal level of fitness. She particularly enjoys helping prevent and rehabilitate injuries in young "overhead athletes" to empower them to continue to pursue their athletic dreams. This includes overhead sports such as volleyball, softball, baseball, tennis, swimming, and track & field throwing events.

At Activcore, Elizabeth works with one individual at a time, to not just treat the symptom, but find the root cause of the athlete’s pain. In an overhead athlete, this means evaluating the transfer of dynamic forces through the body from the foot hitting the ground, through the pelvis and core, bringing velocity to the upper body. Her treatment addresses each of these components to improve mobility and stability, correct movement patterns and allow athletes to compete pain-free.

Elizabeth commits herself every day to helping others achieve their goals by incorporating manual therapy, dry needling and exercise into comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each client's needs. She hopes to meet clients where they are in life, whether that be working towards a healthier lifestyle or honing one’s physical capacity to its highest potential. Her greatest joy comes from connecting with clients on an individual level to create a partnership in physical rehabilitation and wellness.



PT (Physical Therapist)

DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) Board Certified

TPDN (Trigger Point Dry Needling) Certified


5 red stars

Elizabeth is amazing!! The electronically stimulated dry needling and Redcord suspension therapy really helped improve my range of motion and relieve stiffness from an old rotator cuff injury! The whole staff is both knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend Elizabeth and Activcore to anyone! Thanks again!

Daniel H.



5 red stars

For about a year, I had a quite painful lower back. Every time I stood up after sitting, I had to pause about five seconds as I adjusted to my knife-like back pain. Elizabeth worked with me for about six months, using a combination of massage, exercises and needle therapy to right my ship. After two months the pain was cut in half and it took another four months to get pain free. This, my friends, was a big deal. Elizabeth was a pleasure to work with and her knowledge about the body is quite extraordinary.

Joe D.



5 red stars

I was referred by a friend to Dr. Elizabeth Dalrymple and have been seeing her for the last month for chronic neck and shoulder pain. It is worth mentioning that I have been in pain for more than 12 years and felt helpless. Over the years, I had tried everything from weekly massages, acupuncture, chiropractic...etc and nothing helped. 

I can't say enough wonderful things about Elizabeth. She is a great listener, problem solver and truly understands how the body works. She gave me tons of Redcord and at home exercises to increase strength in my middle back muscles to help take stress off my neck. Additionally, she performed some of the best dry needling trigger point therapy on my shoulders to alleviate some of my tightest problem areas. 

While I am not 100% YET, I am on my way there. I feel like a better, stronger, happier person already and would say after 1 month (2x a week) of visits, I'm around 75% better! Elizabeth, thank you so much for giving me a new lease on life!

Lauren O.


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