A Certified Athletic Therapist’s scope of practice starts with in-depth knowledge, education and training in the areas of the human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and basic emergency care. Plainly said, Athletic Therapists (ATs) are effective in preventing and rehabilitating injuries and conditions to muscles, bones and joints. ATs treat the cause of an injury through a wide spectrum of therapy skills and modalities called the Spectrum of Care.
Athletic Therapists identify areas where the patient may be at risk, such as muscle imbalance, joint restriction, tissue stiffness or poor balance, and then provide specific exercises to improve capacity in those areas to prevent a new or recurring injury. Individualized programs are made for each client to help them reach their personal rehabilitative goals.
Athletic Therapists are First Responder Certified. They can provide immediate treatment in the form of first aid, taping or bracing, to help manage the injury to prevent secondary complications.
Athletic Therapists perform in depth assessments of each patients musculoskeletal system as well as their therapy goals. They use the information gained to formulate an individualized plan to help each patient reach their goals, whether they need specific rehabilitation, reconditioning, or general strength/mobility training for prevention.
Athletic Therapist rehabilitate all types of injuries. The ultimate goal is to return the patient to pre-injury status; meaning they can return to activity without skipping a beat. They use a lot of manual, hands-on therapies to increase the capacity of the injured area, so that it's stronger and more resilient.
Reconditioning is returning a patient's strength from a period of inactivity due to an injury, prolonged healing or a medical condition. General strength and conditioning is required to return a patient back to activity. Their is a gradual progress that needs to be followed for success to be achieved.
Ice baths assist in recovery by submerging body extremities in ice water and utilizing cooling jets to achieve hydro massaging effects which help with decreases delayed onset muscle soreness and enhanced post-race recovery time.
What to wear: Shorts, long sleeve shirt or sweat shirt
Submerge time: Depending of temperature of the water 5 to 10 min
Also included: Toe Caps
Cupping is used to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. It is also used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines and rheumatism. The silicone cups can be applied to different areas of the body and can be easily adjusted to the client’s comfort level.
· Canada Summer Games:
Winnipeg, ON 2017
· Pan American Games:
Toronto, ON 2015
· Canada Winter Games:
Prince George, BC 2015
· Canada Summer Games:
Sherbrooke, QC 2013
· Jeux de la francophonie canadienne :
Sudbury, ON 2011
Sporting Event Coverage is recognized to be beneficial for not only the safety of the participants but also peace of mind for the spectators, volunteers, coaches, etc. that the well-being of everyone on the field is being considered.
· General First Aid
· Injury Assessment
· Emergency Spinal Care
· Return to Sport Assessment
· Basic Emergency Life Support
· Head Injury and Concussion Care
· Sports Wrapping/Support Taping
· Sudbury Rocks Marathon, 2015 - 2019
· Nurse appreciation week, 2017 – 2019
· Collège Boréal Volleyball Games
2011 - 2019 season
· Miners Mayhem Race, 2012 - 2018
· OFSAA Gymnastics 2018
· Nickel City Roller Derby Game