What is Athletic Therapy?
Best known for providing immediate on-field emergency care of professional and national athletes, Athletic Therapists are skilled in returning athletes to competition and maximizing their performance potential as fast as possible after an injury. Those same skills and techniques also make Athletic Therapists very effective in treating the injuries sustained by everyday active Canadians, including:
Athletic Therapists rehabilitate injuries using the Sports Medicine Model, a method that focuses on the individual taking an active approach to rehabilitate their orthopedic injury. This results in a faster recovery, a reduced chance of further injury, and fewer visits to a healthcare professional. Athletic Therapists are also required to frequently take continuing education courses to ensure they are constantly learning advanced therapy techniques and updating their knowledge. Certified Athletic Therapists are recognized by the credential CAT(C)
Scope of Practice
Athletic Therapy covers a full spectrum of therapy skills and modalities including: