ATHLETIC THERAPY

Athletic Therapy is the prevention, assessment, management, emergency care, rehabilitation and reconditioning of acute and chronic musculoskeletal athletic injuries. Athletic Therapists use a functional approach to injury rehabilitation to work towards helping you return to doing what you love at your highest level of performance. Adhering to the Sports Medicine Model of Care, Athletic Therapists also provide sideline emergency medical coverage of both professional and amateur athletic events.

 

Reconditioning

Reconditioning is the holistic process of improving human movement potential by integrating the strengths of performance coaching and therapeutic practice. Athletes get rapid, effective and long-lasting results because the practitioners address the root cause of injuries and provide complete solution sets. Each solution set is uniquely tailored to the athlete, root cause and context of his/her situation to address his/her injuries, biomechanics and athletic performance.  

Biomechanical and Athletic Performance Assessment 

Biomechanical and athletic performance assessments and corrections are suited for athletes who have experienced a recurring injury, have hit a performance plateau or wish to improve their performance potential. The assessment involves identifying areas of weakness or restriction, improper movement patterns or biomechanics, adaptations and compensations. Body and limb angles, weight distribution and force transfer are also evaluated. An individualized program is then created to meet the athlete’s unique needs and goals

Sports Medicine Field Coverage

Keep your athletes safe by having an Athletic Therapist at your event or on your team’s bench. Along with injury management, Athletic Therapists are Certified First Responders and are trained in the management and treatment of medical emergencies.

 

Sports Medicine Field Coverage services include:

  • Event preparation of athletes
  • Prophylactic and supportive taping
  • Creation of an Emergency Action Plan
  • Acute injury assessment and management 
  • Make return to play decisions regarding Injuries
  • Medical emergency management

Sports Medicine field coverage is available for both individual teams as well as larger events hosting multiple teams/athletes. Please contact us for more information and pricing. 

 

Concussion Baseline Testing

Baseline concussion testing consists of both physical and cognitive tests that provide a pre-injury baseline of healthy brain function. Baseline testing is completed pre-injury, and offer health care practitioners an objective score to compare to if an athlete sustains a concussion. Concussion testing is performed using both the SCAT5 and the King-Devick test. The SCAT5 is a tool developed as part of the 5th international consensus on concussion in sport. The King-Devick test evaluates impairments of eye movements, attention and language function.

 

Our Certified Athletic Therapist’s specialties and certifications include:

  • Reconditioning Level 1 Certification 
  • Certified First Responder
  • Sports Medicine Field Coverage for (but not limited to) hockey, rugby, judo, basketball, wrestling, track and field and cycling