Certified Athletic Therapists are university-educated professionals, trained to rehabilitate acute and chronic injuries from recreational, sport, and industrial activities. We specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal – orthopedic injuries (muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and joints).
Athletic Therapists rehabilitate injuries using the Sports Medicine Model, resulting in a faster recovery, decreased chance of re-injury, and fewer visits to a healthcare professional. We utilize techniques that involve early exercise intervention, combined with soft tissue mobilization and traditional therapeutic modalities such as Ultrasound, TENS and IFC.
Athletic Therapists are clinically skilled in returning injured athletes to competition quickly. Those same skills and techniques also make us very effective in treating the injuries sustained by the everyday active population including:
Acute injuries to the limbs, torso or spine from daily activities, sports and falls
Chronic, overuse and reoccurring conditions
Pelvis misalignment, spinal stabilization and core strengthening
Posture, gait and biomechanical assessment
Pre and post orthopedic surgery
Outside the clinic, Athletic Therapists are also highly experienced working on the sidelines, bench, court, field etc. Emergency first aid/first responder, athletic taping and strapping, bracing, quick on-field assessments and return to play decisions are all skills we use.
Certified Athletic Therapists are recognized by the credential CAT(C) and are registered with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association: