Athletic Therapy assesses and treats all manner of musculoskeletal issues, which means if you’ve injured a muscle, bone or joint or are active and want to avoid injuries to those areas, then seeing a Certified Athletic Therapist may be just the thing for you.
Employing a sport medicine model, Athletic Therapy includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education. With assessments an Athletic Therapist can take a biomechanical full body approach to find out what is wrong. They will turn to a wide range of rehabilitative techniques which can include manual therapies, soft tissue mobilization, exercises, supportive strapping, and patient education learning how to prevent re-injury and learning about lifestyle factors that can help return you to a healthy lifestyle and doing what you love faster.
While the picture we might immediately summon for Athletic Therapy is the therapist running out onto the field when an athlete has been hurt during a game, in reality, they treat a wide range of patients that want to reach their maximum potential at different levels of physical activity. From kids with a sprained ankle or concussion, to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, to athletes of all levels returning to their sport after injury, Athletic Therapists always work to help their patients get back to doing what gives them joy whether playing sports, maintaining an active lifestyle or being able to play with the kids and/or grandkids.
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What Can I Expect?
The first visit is a comprehensive history, physical exam, discussion of the treatment options with you, determining a plan of care and a treatment. Everything we do will be discussed with you and you have the final say. Treatments could include soft tissue release, rehabilitation, taping, education, or electrical modalities such as IFC, Ultrasound, Microcurrent, Tens, or EMS. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your diagnosis. It is best to bring a pair of shorts and a loose fitting T-shirt to your first visit to assist with the physical exam. Your follow up appointments will include the treatment we discussed during your first visit.
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