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. Also, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. Moreover, it’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skill. This is why it makes Athletic Therapists so effective. They treat musculoskeletal (muscle, bones, and joints) injuries. It can be on the field or in the clinic.
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 whole-body 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. It also includes Rehabilitation,. It also includes reconditioning of injuries and conditions. Athletic Therapists are known for helping athletes recover faster. Also, they are known for improving their peak performance. However, they can use their skills to 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.
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. Also, it is for those who would like to take control of their health and become active. On the whole, 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 the entire health history of the individual. We do this to help determine the cause of the injury and provide direction for the next treatment plans. After all, our clinical treatments focus on hands-on treatment. Also, we handle active sport/activity-specific rehabilitation.
Manual 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.