Athletic Therapy

Prevention – Assessment – Treatment – Rehabilitation

Athletic Therapy is a rehabilitation option for all of life’s athletes. Our goal is to assess where you are at and as effectively as possible, return you back to work and the activities you love to do most.

You would benefit from Athletic Therapy if:

  • You live an active lifestyle
  • You work at a physical job
  • Movement is important to you and you will do whatever it takes to get moving again
  • You want to play an active role in your rehabilitation
  • You want to learn how to prevent your injury from happening again

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  • Instruction to individuals on the use and application of commercially made or custom made protective equipment to minimize the risk of injury, illness or health related conditions
  • Provide custom-made devices or properly apply commercially made products in order to provide prophylactic/protective measures to minimize the risk of injury, illness or health related conditions
  • Patient education on risks and corrective actions associated with participation in fitness and sport programs, workplace ergonomics and musculoskeletal injury prevention in both the active lifestyle and workplace settings
  • Facilitate physical conditioning by designing and implementing programs to reduce the risk of injury, illness or health-related conditions


  • Formulate an Athletic Therapy diagnosis by interpreting the mechanism of injury; determining signs, symptoms and predisposing factors of an injury, illness or health related condition; performing specific physical, orthopedic or fitness testing in accordance with accepted procedures to assess an injury, illness and/or health related condition
  • Assess for/recognize the potential of a sport related traumatic brain injury/concussion
  • Assess the biomechanical impact of injury, illness or health-related condition to promote ergonomically correct function
  • Reassess the status of injuries, illnesses and/or health-related conditions using standard techniques and documentation to determine appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and/or fitness and reconditioning plans

Emergency & Acute Care

  • Employ life-saving techniques through the use of standard emergency procedures to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality.
  • Prevent exacerbation of non-life threatening conditions through the use of standard procedures to reduce morbidity
  • Engage in rehabilitative therapy (including electrical, thermal and mechanical modalities) using standard techniques and procedures to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance
  • Administer therapeutic and conditioning exercise(s) using both standard and advanced techniques and procedures to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance either pre-or post-injury or surgical intervention, as well as for general illnesses or conditions related to the musculoskeletal system
  • Educate and provide guidance and/or counseling to patients and individuals in the treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries, illnesses and/or health-related conditions to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance
  • Educate, provide guidance and/or counseling for, and administer appropriate return protocols for patients returning from sport related traumatic brain injuries


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 that ATs Treat

Athletic Therapists treat all sorts of injuries and conditions. Some on the field, many in a clinic. Some of those conditions include:

  • Acute Injuries
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Muscle Sprains
  • Ligament Strains
  • Contusions
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Bursitis, Capsulitis, Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis, Tendonosis, Tendosynovitis
  • 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
  • Injury Prevention and Care
  • Prophylactic Taping/Bracing
  • Return to Play Protocols
  • Postural Assessments
  • Strength and Conditioning Programs

Source: www.yourfinishline.ca