What is Athletic Therapy?
Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It's that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn't: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.
Wondering what the difference is between athletic therapists and physiotherapists? Check out the FAQ's at the bottom of the page!
Check out this brochure for more info: https://athletictherapy.org/media/2794/cata-general-brochure-en-v3.pdf
Whether the activity you want to get back to looks like this:
Athletic therapy is for everyone.
Because at the end of the day, we are all athletes.
Do I need a doctor's referral?
No, you do not need a doctor's referral to see an athletic therapist.
Will my extended health care cover athletic therapy?
Every extended medical plan is different. If athletic therapy is not covered in your policy, North Peak can provide you with a letter to send to your insurance provider or employer requesting coverage.
How is athletic therapy different from physiotherapy?
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. We do not perform respiratory, neurological, or cardiac rehabilitation. Both professions treat musculoskeletal conditions and concussions. Athletic therapists are also well known for their on-field management and taping techniques.