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.
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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. 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.