|WHAT IS A CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST? A Certified Athletic Therapist is an integral part of the Sports Medicine community, whose primary focus is on prevention, care, treatment and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries.
WHAT DOES AN ATHLETIC THERAPIST DO? A Certified Athletic Therapist assesses injuries and conditions, uses contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning, and supportive strapping procedures to promote an environment conducive to optimal healing in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF A CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST? The scope of practice aside from injury treatment and Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
WHO CAN RECEIVE TREATMENT FROM AN ATHLETIC THERAPIST? Although many Certified Athletic Therapists work with Athletes and Sports Injuries, Athletic Therapists treat people from all walks of life and treat all types of orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues causing pain and discomfort.