What is an Athletic Therapist?
Athletic therapy is based on the sports medicine model and specializes in the active population with regards to assessing, educating and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. muscle, joint, ligament, and tendon). The job of an athletic therapist is to ensure a fast and safe return to activity by using evidence-based research.
The athletic therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, soft tissue release and manual therapy treatments (myofascial release, cupping techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular stretching, gua sha, manual muscle testing) as well as therapeutic modalities (ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, interferential current). The athletic therapist’s scope of practice also involves joint mobilization to increase the client’s range of motion, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping procedures (leuko-tape, athletic tape, Kinesio tape) to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing. The athletic therapist ensures the individual is ready to be reintegrated back into their busy life safely.
Benefits of an Athletic Therapist:
An athletic therapist is armed with extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and in particular how to assess and rehab injuries using various techniques. Patients will get their undivided one-to-one attention allowing them to address issues in a fast and efficient manner.
Their role is to get individuals back to it, no matter the activity.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
- Initial musculoskeletal assessment: $100 plus tax
- Treatment: $80 plus tax
*Athletic therapy is covered under some insurance policies; inquire about how you can obtain coverage.