Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in the prevention, assessment, and care of musculoskeletal disorders, especially as they relate to athletics. At Health-Pro Wellness we provide not only chiropractic and massage but also athletic therapy.
The provision of on-field immediate care of athletic injuries by a Certified Athletic Therapist includes:
Basic emergency life support
Recognition and management of acute traumatic neurological dysfunction
Provision of first aid
Preparation for entrance into appropriate health care delivery systems
Utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping.
The athletic therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that is day to day tasks or playing their favourite sport.
Certified Athletic Therapists can be recognized by the credential CAT(C).