About Athletic Therapy
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?
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.
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.
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.