Certified Athletic Therapists are highly skilled health care practitioners specialized in prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. They provide care to all musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, joints) injuries and apply rehabilitation techniques to ensure a rapid return to work and sport. Athletic Therapists special focus is in injury assessment and rehabilitation.
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They help patients using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. An Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help patients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.