Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in the care of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, bones, joints), especially as they relate to active individuals pursuing an active lifestyle. This includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education of the injured person.
Athletic Therapists employ a sport medicine model of rehabilitation to physical injuries incurred from sports, recreation, accidents, daily activities and occupations.
They utilize a wide range of active rehabilitation techniques to optimize healing and correct long-term problems associated with injury. Athletic Therapy stresses patient education as an essential pillar to a health and rapid route to recovery focusing on exercises, reconditioning, awareness of injury prevention measures, and how to avoid injury re-occurrence. lifestyle modification and counseling can help you better understand the fastest route to your recovery so you can be back on your feet doing the activities you love.
What Is An Athletic Therapist?
Certified Athletic Therapists specialize in orthopaedic assessment and rehabilitation of all physical injuries as well as sport specific exercise rehabilitation. Athletic Therapy is based on the sports medicine model of rehabilitation and unlike physiotherapy, does not involve the study of neurological, respiratory, or cardiovascular rehabilitation. Athletic Therapists often work in conjunction with physiotherapists and other health care professionals to help the patient achieve the best result as efficiently as possible. At PhysioDNA, our Athletic Therapists work very closely with the physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapists, naturopathic doctor, and personal trainer to create the best possible treatment plan for clients.
Is Athletic Therapy for you?
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.