Athletic therapists are best known for quick-thinking on-field care for elite athletes. Our scope of practice focuses on prevention, assessment and intervention for musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, ligaments and joints) conditions and injuries. We are trained as first responders and are commonly with an athlete before, during, and after an injury. Our athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping.
Athletic Therapy FAQ.
Our philosophy includes “health in motion”, “returning you to work and play” and “find the cause, treat the cause”. We are committed to guiding you through your injury so you can enjoy your daily activities.
Skilled hand techniques and passive movements of joints and soft tissue intended to promote healing, by improving tissue extensibility, increasing range of motion, modulating pain, and reducing swelling and inflammation.
Our Athletic Therapists use these (slightly different) techniques to promote healing at the site of injury, as well as to reduce risk of re-injury. These techniques accomplish this through the promotion of proper alignment, stability, and reducing excessive movements.
Our Athletic Therapists work with you to regain proper functioning after an injury, by slowly progressing you through specific exercises that target the site of injury.
All athletic therapist’s must maintain their Sports First Responder every 2 years to continue to provide on-field coverage, to intervene, stabilize, and prepare athletes if escalated care is required.