Athletic Therapy is the prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries by a Certified Athletic Therapist. A musculoskeletal injury is damage to a muscle, ligament, bone or joint structures.
A Certified Athletic Therapist assesses injuries and conditions, utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping procedures to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
User groups of this service are varied and can include but are not limited to people with a musculoskeletal injury that may be active individuals, injured workers, motor vehicle accident injuries, recreational athletes, professional athletes and competitive amateur athletes.
Athletic therapy is a profession that provides a variety of services that assist active people who have sustained or could sustain an injury. These services fall into three main areas:
- IMMEDIATE CARE
At Progressive Sports Medicine, our sports specific training, over the counter sports medicine and athletic therapy is the prevention and care of muscles, bones, and joint disorders as they relate to movement, athletics and the pursuit of physical activity. Athletes of all abilities from the elite to the remote control quarterback can suffer chronic or sudden injuries. Treatment may involve a combination of specific exercises, hands on techniques and electric modalities to remove pain, swelling, restrictions, sports nutrition, and restore health and performance.
An athletic therapist is a certified member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, and is qualified to use the letters CAT(C) after their name.
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