The scope of practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist starts with the in-depth knowledge, education and training in the areas of the human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and emergency care.
- Diagnosing the mechanism of injury: whether it is a chronic pain, acute joint / muscle injury or illness / health related condition.
- Determining signs and symptoms of a concussion.
- Screening specific physical, orthopedic and posture conditions.
- Engaging in rehabilitative therapy (including electrical, thermal and manual therapies) to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance.
- Providing therapeutic conditioning exercises to aid in rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries.
- Educating clients on risks and corrective actions associated with participation in fitness and sport programs, workplace ergonomics and musculoskeletal injury prevention in both active lifestyle and workplace settings.
- Providing clients with home exercises to further aid in injury reconditioning and prevention.
Is an Athletic therapist only for “Athletes”?
Whether you work in an office, play on a team or are just a weekend warrior, we are all susceptible to injuries. Athletic therapy will assist you in quickly returning to work or play.