Athletic Therapy Guelph

WHAT IS ATHLETIC THERAPY?

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt. Athletic Therapists help clients return to their usual activities, whether playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

Athletic Therapists treat a wide age range of clients, from kids to seniors.

They are experts at providing comprehensive injury assessments. This is not limited to the injury but includes an evaluation of the demands of the sport or activity, considers the time of the season, and other personal factors which may impact return to play. This comprehensive assessment is used to create a rehabilitation plan focused on getting you back to play in a timely manner.

Services / Specializations Include:

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ON THE FIELD

Athletic Therapists have extensive training in field emergency response, which includes CPR, splinting, airway maintenance and oxygen delivery, shock, and rapid injury assessment. None of us want to imagine a serious emergency happening during sport, but the truth is that emergencies do happen. Having an Athletic Therapist on your sideline gives you the peace of mind that in the rare event of a medical emergency, it will be handled professionally and with the best care possible.
Other benefits to having an Athletic Therapist working with your team include:

In addition, our Athletic Therapist Lex is also a Registered Massage Therapist – she can also offer manual therapy such as sports, deep tissue, Swedish & pregnancy massages. 

ATHLETIC THERAPY FAQs

Athletic Therapy is a specialized form of healthcare that focuses on the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. It is particularly beneficial for individuals involved in sports or physical activities. Athletic Therapists use a combination of manual therapies, exercise prescription, and injury prevention techniques to help individuals recover from injuries, improve performance, and prevent future issues.

While there may be some overlap in the treatments provided, Athletic Therapy has a specific focus on athletic and musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic Therapists are trained to assess and treat a wide range of sports-related injuries, including acute and chronic conditions. They have specialized knowledge in sports biomechanics, functional rehabilitation, and return-to-play protocols, making them uniquely qualified to work with athletes and active individuals.

Absolutely! Athletic Therapy is not exclusive to athletes. It can benefit anyone who has suffered a musculoskeletal injury or is looking to improve their physical performance. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone seeking rehabilitation from an injury or surgery, an Athletic Therapist can provide you with personalized treatment plans and strategies to help you recover, regain function, and prevent future injuries.

In many cases, a referral is not required to see an Athletic Therapist. You can directly access the services of an Athletic Therapist. However, it’s always a good idea to check with your insurance provider as some insurance plans may require a referral for coverage. Additionally, in certain situations, your primary healthcare provider may recommend or refer you to an Athletic Therapist for specialized care.

The recovery process varies depending on the nature and severity of the injury or condition. Each individual responds differently to treatment, and recovery timelines can differ significantly. Athletic Therapists will assess your condition and design a personalized treatment plan that includes rehabilitation exercises, manual therapy, and other interventions. They will also provide guidance on injury prevention strategies. Consistency in following the treatment plan and active participation in the rehabilitation process are key factors in achieving optimal recovery outcomes.

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