Athletic Therapy


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.

Assessment

  • 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.

Athletic manual therapy

Treatment

  • 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.

Prevention

  • 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”?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

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.


Manual physiotherapy for everyone
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
Athletic Therapists Association of BC

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