@ Active Body Clinic
WHAT IS ATHLETIC THERAPY?
Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in the prevention, assessment, and care of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, bones, joints) especially as they relate to athletics and the pursuit of physical activity.
The provision of on-field immediate care of athletic injuries by a Certified Athletic Therapist includes:
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
Utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation
WHAT DOES AN ATHLETIC THERAPIST DO?
The Athletic Therapist, in cooperation with other members of the health care team, is an integral part of a total service to maximize individuals’ performance and welfare. The Athletic Therapist also nurtures an attitude of positive health.
A Certified Athletic Therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping procedures to promote optimal healing and prepares the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
AT CORE COMPETENCIES
The Athletic Therapy profession can be divided into four main ‘components’ that define the role of an Athletic Therapist in addressing the needs of an active population.