Athletic Therapists aim to assess and treat all manner of musculoskeletal disorders with a sport medicine model of rehabilitation. Which means if you’ve injured a muscle, bone or joint or if you want to avoid such injuries, seeing a Certified Athletic Therapist may be just what you need. Our Athletic Therapy team is dedicated to providing care for injured athletes. They use various forms of manual therapy, modality, exercises, bracing and taping with a focus on prevention which includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation and conditioning programs.
HOW CAN ATHLETIC THERAPY HELP YOU?
Athletic Therapists focus on 5 key areas under their spectrum of care: prevention, assessment, emergency & acute care, rehabilitation and reconditioning. After assessing your injury an AT will turn to a wide variety of rehabilitative techniques which may include soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning (exercise) and supportive strapping to speed the healing.
Athletic Therapists provide custom-made devices or properly apply commercially made products such as tape and padding in order to provide prophylactic/protective measures to minimize the risk of injury, illness or other health related conditions. They can evaluate movement deficiencies as well as help you improve your physical fitness by designing and implementing programs to reduce the risk of injury, illness or health-related conditions.
Athletic Therapists interpret the mechanism of injury; determine signs, symptoms and predisposing factors of an injury, illness or health related condition; perform specific physical, orthopedic or fitness testing in accordance with accepted procedures to assess an injury, illness and/or health related condition. ATs also specialize in concussion care. They can recognize the potential of a sport related concussion and then work with you to recover safely.
Athletic Therapists can employ life-saving techniques through the use of standard emergency procedures to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality as well as prevent exacerbation of non-life threatening conditions through the use of standard procedures to reduce morbidity. Our Athletic Therapists are trained Sport First Responders.
Preparing individuals to
re-establish their pre-injury lifestyle, Athletic Therapists take an active approach to rehabilitation, including manual and movement therapies, electrical modalities, and targeted exercises to ensure musculoskeletal stability and function.
Athletic Therapists work with individuals on a customized basis to condition for preventive measures and re-condition with exercise rehabilitation to avoid further injury.
COMMON INJURIES TREATED BY ATHLETIC THERAPISTS
Acute and Chronic Conditions
Rotator Cuff Tears
Bursitis, Capsulitis, Fasciitis
Tendonitis, Tendonosis, Tenosynovitis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome
Disc Herniation / Facet Fusions
Whiplash Associated Disorders
Post Fracture Rehabilitation
Return to Play Protocols
DOES YOUR INSURANCE PROVIDER COVER ATHLETIC THERAPY?
The providers below cover Athletic Therapy but we recommend calling your insurance company to confirm coverage before receiving treatment. Any athlete, coach or official that is a part of BC Soccer Association, BC Volleyball Association, BC Lacrosse Association, Softball BC, and Field Hockey BC that gets injured while working or playing a sport under one of those associations does get Athletic Therapy coverage through AllSport insurance. If you would like more information on how to use your AllSport insurance coverage under one of those associations please contact us and we can help.
Great West Life
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plans
All Provincial Government workers