From the field to clinic, Certified Athletic Therapists specialize in the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Which means if you’ve injured a bone, muscle or joint, or are active and want to prevent an injury from occurring a Certified Athletic Therapist is who you want to see.
Why Choose Athletic Therapy?
- Preventative: To help prevent an injury from occurring via bracing, or strength and conditioning.
- Assessment: After an injury has occurred, an orthopaedic assessment will be performed to determine the best path for rehabilitation.
- Emergency and Acute Care: On field treatment of an injury. Athletic Therapists can be found on the side lines of many sporting events ready to treat an injury right when it occurs, whether emergent or not.
- Rehabilitation/Reconditioning: After an assessment has been performed, the rehabilitation occurs to heal the weak or injured area, and reconditioning occurs to prevent injury or re-injury.
What Conditions Does It Help?
- Acute Injuries
- Chronic Conditions
- Muscle Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Bursitis, Capsulitis, Fasciitis
- Tendinitis, Tendinosis and Tenosynovitis
- Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
- Prophylactic Taping/Bracing
- Low Back Pain
- Sciatic/Piriformis Syndrome
Is Athletic Therapy Right For You?
Athletic Therapy isn’t just for high caliber athletes, if you are active and want to prevent an injury, you would benefit from athletic therapy. If you play a sport and have injured yourself, you would benefit from athletic therapy. If you’ve had previous injuries, surgeries, or repetitive strains from work, then Athletic Therapy may benefit you.
For more information please go to the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association website at: https://athletictherapy.org/en/