Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy
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Athletic Therapy Description:

Assess and treat musculoskeletal issues-an injury to your muscle, bone, or joint, utilizing a sport medicine model that encompasses assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and patient education.

Athletic Therapists are certified first responders trained in emergency and acute care. Including the recognition and management of concussions. The Athletic Therapist will assess the mechanism of injury, determine appropriate treatment, and provide the individual with the tools to return to play or activities of daily living.

Common Injuries treated by Athletic Therapists:

  • Acute or chronic conditions
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Bursitis, tendonitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Disc herniation
  • Post fracture rehab
  • Post surgical rehab
  • Postural and biomechanical asymmetries

Methods of treatment include:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual therapy including myofascial release techniques and trigger point release
  • Therapist assisted stretch
  • Electrical and thermal modalities
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Exercise prescription
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Bracing and taping

An Athletic Therapist works very well in team settings. Whether it is a sports team, or a multidisciplinary clinic setting we can work closely with your practitioners to determine the best rehabilitation program for you.

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