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Athletic Therapy

Get back to doing what you love, whether it’s playing a sport or playing with your kids, or just feeling great!

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Our Athletic Therapists specialize in assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries (muscles, bones, and joints).

We follow the sports medicine model of care and can treat a wide range of patients from children to seniors. A few examples of injuries that we treat include:

  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • and many more

Our Athletic Therapists take an active approach to rehabilitation. The treatment may include manual therapies and targeted exercises.


Does insurance cover athletic therapy?

Atheltic Therapy is covered by most insurance companies. Getting coverage for Athletic Therapy can be as easy as calling your insurance company to see if you have coverage, or if there are any options in your current plan to get coverage. You may require a referral from your medical doctor for your insurance company.

What is the difference between athletic therapy and physiotherapy?

Athletic Therapists specialize in the prevention, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, especially as they relate to athletics and physical activity. They use various techniques and procedures to heal the injury and prepare the patient for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.

They are certified by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and recognized by the CAT(C) credential. To be certified, an Athletic Therapist must first complete a Bachelor’s degree and an Athletic Therapy program. They must also hold a valid CPR and First Aid certificate and complete 1,200 hours of practical training. Once qualified, an Athletic Therapist take the National Certification Examination, which includes both a written and a practical exam.

Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, and treat illnesses, injuries and disabilities, focusing on the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones and joints), neurological, cardiorespiratory and multi-systems.

These practitioners have a Bachelor’s degree and follow a course-based Master’s degree in physiotherapy in one of the 15 universities across Canada that offer accredited programs by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). Students also participate in a minimum of 1,025 supervised professional practice hours.

What does an athletic therapist do?

Athletic therapists treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescriptions 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.

What is Athletic therapy?

Athletic therapy focuses on the effective treatment of musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries using a mix of on-site care, injury assessment, and active rehabilitation.

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