Disclaimer: Please be aware that information in this article is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding an injury or medical condition.
Written by: Melanie Talastas-Soriano BA-Kin, CAT(C), ISSA-CPT
Athletic Therapist, Personal Trainer
Certified Athletic Therapists are experts at assessment and rehabilitation specializing in musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. muscles, bones, joints, ligaments). They are also trained on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. Athletic Therapists treat a wide range of patients from kids with head injuries to seniors recovering from fractures. They use various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescriptions, bracing and taping. Certified Athletic Therapist goal is to help patients return to work or sports as quickly as possible and to help prevent further injuries.
*Canadian Athletic Therapist Association
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to be an Athlete?
You do not have to be an athlete to seek help from a Certified Athletic Therapist because “Athletic” simply means “Active.” Whether you are an industrial worker that stand and walk for a long period of time, health care aid or nurse who lifts, push or pull patients from day-to-day, busy mom chasing after your toddlers or athletes of any ages who practices on weekdays and play games on weekends, YOU ARE ACTIVE. Therefore, you are considered an Athlete.
Is it covered under my health insurance?
Many insurance companies recognize Athletic Therapy Services.
Manitoba Blue Cross
National Blue Cross
Manitoba Public Insurance
Workers Compensation Board
Other private insurance companies
*Check your insurance provider, some conditions may apply.
I have a chronic injury, can I still seek help from Athletic Therapist?
People that are suffering with chronic injury due to being active, Certified Athletic Therapist can help. There are many people in their profession requires prolong sitting or walking or their body is under stress due to repetitive movements develop chronic injuries. Certified Athletic Therapist can provide strengthening and flexibility programs along with hands-on treatment/massage to maintain healthy muscle function.
Injuries we treat and have worked on at Insahyu Training + Therapy are as follows:
Low back pain
Pre or post-surgery to ACL, Rotator cuff
Post-surgery from fracture
Knee or Hip replacements (recovering patients)
Whiplash from Car Accidents
*We direct bill to MPI, WCB, Manitoba Blue Cross and Great-West Life
If you have or know someone suffering from acute or any chronic injuries, Certified Athletic Therapists at Insahyu Training + Therapy can help them. At Insahyu Training + Therapy, we are experts in injury assessment and the treatments are combination of therapeutic massage and active rehab (strength and flexibility) programs to prevent further injuries. Our goal is to help you return to work or play as quickly as possible to enjoy what you love the most, to be ACTIVE.
Thank you for reading our articles and we hope that the information here are useful for you and your family. To read our previous articles on specific injuries, exercise and rehab tips, please visit our blog on our website at www.insahyu.com Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see our weekly motivational posts, exercise tips and rehab tips.
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