About Athletic Therapy
Athletic Therapy is an active form of therapy that helps people and athletes recover from injury faster. The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries.
The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries
Avoiding injuries includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
The delivery of on field immediate care of athletic injuries by a Certified Athletic Therapist 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, where appropriate, utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation.
A Certified Athletic Therapist assesses injuries and conditions, uses contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping procedures to promote healing and preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
Our Athletic Therapists
Athletic Therapy benefits.
Athletic therapists work to identify and address potential risk factors for injuries, helping individuals take proactive measures to prevent injuries during physical activity or sports.
In the event of an injury, athletic therapists are trained to provide immediate care on the field or in a clinical setting. This can include injury assessment, first aid, and the initiation of appropriate treatment protocols.
Athletic therapists develop personalized rehabilitation programs to help individuals recover from injuries. These programs typically include exercises, stretches, and other therapeutic interventions to restore function and mobility.
Return to Play
One of the goals of athletic therapy is to facilitate a safe and timely return to physical activity or sports. Athletic therapists work closely with individuals to ensure that they are fully recovered and prepared to resume their activities.
Athletic therapists play a role in enhancing an individual’s overall physical fitness and conditioning. They can design exercise programs to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, which can help reduce the risk of future injuries.
Beyond injury care, athletic therapists can contribute to performance enhancement by working with individuals to optimize their physical abilities and prevent potential performance-limiting issues.
Plan For Your Visit
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