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Athletic Therapy keeps you doing what you love!

Certified Athletic Therapists, CAT(C), are highly skilled health practitioners who assess and treat all manner of musculoskeletal issues.

If you have injured a muscle, bone or joint, or you are an individual looking for help with your pain or want to prevent injuries in the future, then seeing an Athletic Therapist may be just the thing for you! 

WHAT IS ATHLETIC THERAPY?

Certified Athletic Therapists are highly skilled health practitioners that assess and treat all manner of musculoskeletal issues. In other words, if you have injured a muscle, bone or joint, or you are looking to avoid injuries in the future, then seeing an Athletic Therapist may be just the thing for you.

Employing a sport medicine model, Athletic Therapy includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education. In fact, Athletic Therapy views patient education as a crucial cornerstone to a healthy and speedy recovery. Athletic Therapy protocol includes manual therapy, modalities, exercises, learning how to prevent re-injury and learning about lifestyle factors that can help you get back to doing what you love faster.

While Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes, in reality they treat a wide range of patients. From kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, Athletic Therapists always work to help their patients get back doing what they love whether it is playing sports or being able to roll around on the carpet with the grandkids. Athletic Therapists rehabilitate injuries incurred from sports, recreation, daily activities, workplace and motor vehicle accidents.

Certified Athletic Therapists are recognized by the credential CAT(C).

Athletic Therapists can treat many conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Back & neck pain (Sciatica, disc herniation, stenosis) 
  • Concussion and Vertigo Management and Baseline Testing 
  • Ligament sprains and muscle strains 
  • Repetitive stress injuries (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, tendonitis, tendinosis, bursitis) 
  • Knee, foot, ankle and shoulder conditions 
  • Pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery 
  • Acute, chronic and athletic injuries 
  • Work related pain/injuries 

What it is and how Athletic Therapy can help. 

What is a concussion? 

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that usually temporarily affects your brain function and may produce symptoms, such as headaches, problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Loss of consciousness is not as common as one may think when talking about concussion symptoms. 

Concussions are usually caused by a blow to the head or violently shaking of the head and upper body, such as in contact sport, motor vehicle accidents or falls.  

Athletic Therapy Post-Injury Assessment: 

Athletic Therapists can provide a comprehensive clinical assessment that includes a detailed interview and clinical tests to determine the level of your concussion. Athletic Therapists can use the results of the assessment to recommend a treatment plan, and refer you to any practitioners that may be appropriate, if needed. The assessment can also be shared with your physician to guide their treatment plan including any further testing. 

Athletic Therapy Treatment & Rehabilitation: 

Athletic Therapists specialize in musculoskeletal injuries, therefore if you suffered whiplash with your injury or are experiencing signs and/or symptoms of a cervicogenic concussion, we can treat you using manual therapy techniques and strengthening exercises for your neck.  The therapist will make recommendations on the appropriate treatment plan, around return to work, school and/or sport. 

Concussion baseline testing is a method of providing information regarding brain functioning of an athlete prior to receiving a head injury. The baseline allows for a normal or pre-injury test comparison if an athlete receives an injury. This testing becomes especially important for athletes who participate in contact sports such as football, soccer, hockey and rugby because of the potential for receiving blows to or hitting of the head. We recommend concussion baseline testing to be done prior to the beginning of an athletic season on a yearly basis. 

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