Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapy for Knee

What is Athletic Therapy?

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking. Also, for their on-field emergency care of athletes. They are the first to respond when someone gets hurt. They are also experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. Moreover, it’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skill. This is what makes Athletic Therapists so effective. They treat musculoskeletal (muscle, bones, and joints) injuries. It can be on the field or in the clinic.

– Taken from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association

Not an Elite Athlete?

Athletic Therapists utilize the same skill set when working with all levels of activity. Moreover, they ensure timely injury recovery and physical wellness. Most people think only athletes use this therapy. This is because most sports injuries require this. The truth is everyone plays sports, so everyone should use athletic therapy. 
It is regardless of your level of sport or activity. This includes prevention, assessment, emergency and acute care and rehabilitation. It also includes reconditioning of injuries and conditions. Athletic Therapists help athletes recover faster. They are also known for improving athletes’ peak performance. However, these skills can help anyone.

Scope of Practice

Certified Athletic Therapists are specialists in the human musculoskeletal system. Therefore, the Scope of Practice of Athletic Therapy is a full spectrum of therapy skills and modalities. Our Athletic Therapists have the  in-depth knowledge, education and training in different areas of the body.

 – Taken from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association

Who can benefit?

Athletic Therapy is not just for athletes! Athletic Therapists see a range of populations from recreational to high-level athletes. It generally includes active individuals, surgical orthopedic clients. It is for those who would like to take control of their health and become active. In other words, this is for anyone with high motivation who would like to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Complete Care physio can help you!

Clinical Assessments and Treatments

During your first visit at Complete Care, we perform initial injury assessments. In addition, the assessment takes a look at health history. We do this to determine the cause of the injury and provide direction for future treatment plans. After all, our clinical treatments focus on hands-on treatment. Also, we handle active sport/activity-specific rehabilitation.

Techniques used to facilitate healing and quick recovery include:

  • Soft tissue and myofascial release
  • Registered massage therapy
  • Sports massage therapy
  • Muscle energy
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Visceral manipulation

Extended Health Plans most of the times are covering athletic therapy. 

If you are interested in our services we have physiotherapy offices in Brampton and Hamilton (East HamiltonStoney CreekHamilton Mountain) that would be happy to receive you.

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