Experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation, Certified Athletic Therapists can be found on the sidelines at your child's soccer game, treating Olympic athletes at the games, or treating active Canadians at their local sports injury clinic.
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.
And it's that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscle, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
Athletic Therapists rehabilitate injuries using the sports medicine model, a method that focuses on the patient taking an active approach to rehabilitate their orthopedic injury. This results in a faster return to work and play and fewer visits to their Athletic Therapist.
Certified Athletic Therapists can be recognized by the credential CAT(C).
Certified Athletic Therapists are specialists in the human musculoskeletal system. As such,
the Scope of Practice of Athletic Therapy is a full spectrum of therapy skills and modalities
including the Prevention, Assessment, Emergency and Acute Care, Rehabilitation, and
Reconditioning of injuries and conditions of the bones, muscles, and joints.
Velocity therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies.
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