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ATHLETIC THERAPY

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: preventionassessment, 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. 

Prevention

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.

Assessment

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.

Acute Care

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. 

Rehabilitation

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.

Reconditioning

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

Concussions

Muscle Strains 

Ligament Sprains 

Rotator Cuff Tears

Bursitis, Capsulitis, Fasciitis

Tendonitis, Tendonosis, Tenosynovitis 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Osteoarthritis

Low Back Pain

Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome

Disc Herniation / Facet Fusions

Whiplash Associated Disorders

Workplace Injuries

Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Post Fracture Rehabilitation

Biomechanical Analysis

Prophylactic Taping/Bracing

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. 

 

SunLife Financial 

The Co-operators 

Empire 

Manulife

GreenShield Canada 

Great West Life

Desjardins

All Sport

Hockey Canada 

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plans 

All Provincial Government workers

Do you need an Athletic Therapist for your team or event?