A Certified Athletic Therapist is a health professional who specializes in care and prevention of injuries of those who engage in an active lifestyle.
Athletic Therapist’s are trained in the assessment, prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and athletic injuries. An Athletic Therapist has a solid understanding of the biomechanics of sports and expertise in functional based training, sport specific training and rehabilitation.
A Certified Athletic Therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning, and supportive taping procedures to promote an environment conductive to optimal healing in preparing the individual for safe integration into an active lifestyle or return to activity/sport.
Although specializing in the athletic community, Athletic Therapists work with individuals of all ages and abilities to help them regain functional movement.
An Athletic Therapist is also trained as a First responder in sport setting emergencies including concussion management.