The athletic therapists at Alpine Sport Therapy Centre believe in an active–patient approach to complete rehabilitation of your injuries. All of our patients are encouraged to become involved in their own recovery through active rehab with a limited amount of passive work.
Your initial treatment will include a thorough history and assessment of your injury or condition. Athletic therapists use exercise as the basis of all treatment programs. These exercises are mild to moderate depending on your specific needs and injury. They will include a variety of strengthening, stretching, sport/work specific training, core stabilization, and postural training.
Your exercise program will be individually designed for your specific needs and should easily incorporate into your lifestyle be it for the clinic, gym or as a home program.
Athletic Therapists specialize in late stage/reconditioning rehab. Our goal is to determine and treat the cause of your injury; therefore we look at the whole person. We base our solution on understanding what may be a complex situation or set of circumstances.
In addition, your treatment may include a variety of manual techniques performed by the therapist. These will be determined by the stage and condition of your injury and may also include ultrasound, TENS or IFC.
Your treatment and home program will be modified and progressed as changes and/or improvements occur in your condition.
The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) governs the profession of Athletic Therapists in Canada. The CATA Certification process is one of the most stringent in the Canadian health care system. The scope of practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes prevention, immediate first aid/emergency care, soft tissue mobilization, complete assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. For more information on athletic therapy visit the CATA website www.athletictherapy.org
Athletic Therapists are selected to attend Major Games such as the Olympics, Pan Am, Commonwealth and Canada Games as an integral member of the Medical Team.
Athletic Therapy is the Active choice in Rehab.Canadian Athletic Therapists Association