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)
When you have a toothache, you see a dentist.
When you need a haircut, you see a barber / hair stylist.
When you need your eyes checked, you see your optometrist.
When you have a cough, you see your family doctor.
Our specific needs are linked to a person who is an expert in that field.
Now, when do you see an Athletic Therapist?
Athletic Therapist are experts in musculo-skeletal injury assessments (in clinic care and on the playing field), treatments and injury rehabilitation.
Musculo-skeletal injuries include the following:
Athletic Therapists conduct thorough assessment of their clients to figure out what and why they sustained the injury. Once the injury has been figured out, the therapist will educate you on what he/she observed based on the assessment and patient history, along with subjective findings you provided.
Another aspect of Athletic Therapy that we take pride in is our hands-on approach to musculo-skeletal injuries along with tools/modalities that can help with tissue healing. Hands-on consists of soft tissue massage, ultrasound, IFC, tense machine, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, acupuncture, soft tissue release technique, cupping massage, PNF stretching etc.
An Athletic Therapist not only an expert in injury assessment but also an expert in rehabilitation exercises. This is important because the goal is to help you prevent further injury or to help you from re-injury. At the end of your session, you will receive an exercise program that you can do at home.
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