What Is Athletic Therapy?
In a clinical setting, a Certified Athletic Therapist assesses injuries and conditions, utilizes contemporary rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, nutrition, biomechanics and supportive strapping procedures to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
In addition to working in a clinical setting, A Certified Athletic Therapist is trained to intervene in all aspects of injury prevention and on-site emergency treatment. The on-site immediate care includes: injury assessment, 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, or utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation.
Who can use these services?
People of all ages, with any level of activity who would like to actively participate in restoration, maintenance or improvement of their health and functionality.
An athletic therapist can help you with chronic pain, sport injuries, occupational or automobile injuries, surgery, arthritis, age-related conditions, etc.