Athletic therapy specializes in the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic therapists use various techniques such as manual therapy, exercise prescription, taping, and modalities to help individuals return to their pre-injury level of activity.
An athletic therapist typically works with athletes, but they can also work with anyone who has an injury or musculoskeletal condition. They conduct an initial assessment, develop a custom treatment plan, and work with the individual to ensure they are progressing in their rehabilitation.
Athletic therapists provide education on injury prevention and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians and physiotherapists, to ensure interdisciplinary care and a holistic approach to treatment.
Athletic Therapy: Specific scope of practice that involves the assessment and treatment of all muscle, bone, ligament and nerve related injuries. Our goal is to return you to work and sport as safe and efficiently as possible.
Physiotherapy: Broader scope of practice that involves returning people back to full function in their daily lives. Is specialized in working with people with cardiac, respiratory, severe neurological disorders and musculoskeletal disorders.
Complete assessment of the injury or the chief complaint of the client. A demo and instructions of the rehabilitative exercises that are appropriate to the client’s current condition. The use of manual therapy and modalities to compliment the rehabilitation program. A take-home program to ensure progress without the supervision of the athletic therapist.