What Is Athletic Therapy?
Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are the experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
In addition Athletic Therapists engage in rehabilitative therapy (including electrical, thermal and mechanical modalities) using standard techniques and procedures to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance.
Athletic Therapy treatment can include conditioning exercises using both standard and advanced techniques and procedures to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance either pre or post-injury or surgical intervention, as well as for general illnesses or conditions related to the musculoskeletal system.
Athletic Therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of Care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.
The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
We take pride in providing sports medicine services for both professional and recreational athletes.
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