Certified Athletic Therapists are highly skilled health care practitioners specialized in the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. They provide treatment to all musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, joints) injuries and apply rehabilitation techniques to ensure a rapid return to work and play. Athletic Therapists are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation.
Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: 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.