Athletic Therapy is for EVERYONE
June was National Athletic Therapy month, an annual campaign aimed to increase awareness about Athletic Therapy and educate the public about its benefits in returning people to work and play. This year’s theme was “Athletic Therapy is for Everyone”.
Best known for providing immediate on-field emergency care of professional and national athletes, Athletic Therapists are skilled in returning athletes to competition and maximizing their performance potential as fast as possible after an injury. Those same skills and techniques also make Athletic Therapists very effective in treating the injuries sustained by everyday active Canadians, including:
- Common injuries from falls, daily activities and sports
- Chronic and recurring conditions, pre-surgery and post-surgery
- Emergencies at sporting events such as concussion, fractures, and spinal injuries
- Workplace and motor vehicle accidents
Athletic Therapists rehabilitate injuries using the Sports Medicine Model, a method that focuses on the individual taking an active approach to rehabilitate their orthopedic injury. This results in a faster recovery, a reduced chance of further injury, and fewer visits to a healthcare professional. For more information please check out the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Website.
We are also very excited to launch our new referral program! Grab a few of our referral cards when you come check out the new Alpine location and pass them out to your friends, family, strangers on the street, your bus driver, your dentist... ANYONE. When they come for their first appointment, your name and their name will be entered to win monthly prizes! These prizes will be anything from an ice pack to a t-shirt to a free treatment!
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Athletic Therapy covers a full spectrum of therapy skills and modalities including: