Athletic Therapy

About Athletic Therapy

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The body has the ability to generate strength and stamina without compromising biomechanics. Our licensed therapists can help you regain full strength and restore mobility after an injury. Pain should not hold you back from achieving your goals. Athletic Therapy will help you build a solid foundation for an ongoing active lifestyle.

Our pro-active approach to injury prevention will allow you to regain peak performance and participate in the activities you love.

What Is Athletic Therapy?

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Athletic therapy is the treatment choice for many college, university, national and professional athletes. Certified Athletic Therapists are specialists trained in the assessment, prevention and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Contemporary rehabilitative techniques are used in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.

Athletic Therapy Rehabilitation programs are designed for injuries associated with increased physical exertion sustained at work or on the playing field. Sports-related pain can result from a muscle strain, a contusion or excessive use of a muscle. Overuse of a muscle or muscle group may result in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Physiological benefits of Athletic Therapy include pain reduction and relaxation, improved blood flow and nutrient delivery to your muscles, reduction of scar tissue, improved tissue elasticity and improved muscle strength and flexibility.

The goal is to properly assess the root cause of your pain and prevent injuries while helping the individual return to a pain-free, active lifestyle.

Common Questions

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Athletic therapy is beneficial for industrial and construction workers, performers, military personnel, individuals with common injuries as well as recreational, competitive and professional athletes.

Following an analysis and injury assessment, clients are given an exercise prescription that targets their specific biomechanical issues. You will receive information to help you visualize and understand the significance of gait, stability and posture. Therapists will invest in the proper care and attention injured athletes require for optimal performance.

Certified Athletic Therapists specialize in orthopaedic assessment and rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal injuries as well as sport specific rehabilitation. Athletic therapy is based on the sports medicine model of rehabilitation and does not include the study of respiratory, neurological or cardiac rehabilitation.

Absolutely! After an injury, proper analysis of lingering pain is critical. Often, chronic or reoccurring injuries are the result of muscle imbalances, muscle weakness, and poor running mechanics. Our services can help you overcome lingering pain due to injuries by identifying imbalances and correcting function and positioning. You will receive a comprehensive and scientific evaluation of all these factors, as well as provide you with realistic solutions.

No. Pain while running is a strong indicator of a potential injury. It is also directly related to poor gait mechanics and muscle imbalances. We can assist you towards establishing proper pelvic function and positioning which is important for the sake of stability, mobility and balance which may relieve pain.

Most extended health care providers cover athletic therapy treatments. However, all policies are different and we recommend you contact your provider to confirm the services that are available to you.

Coverage Options

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pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare – such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.

At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.

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Research

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A random study was conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NY that posterior calf stretching is believed to improve active ankle dorsiflexion range of motion after acute ankle-inversion sprain. With 11 men and 11 women (age range 11-54 y) with acute inversion sprain a standardized athletic therapy program was used. The results were considerable. Range of motion increased significantly from baseline to week 2 and from week 2 to week 4. Normal range of motion was restored within 4 wk after acute inversion sprain.

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