Athletic Therapy in Victoria

Athletic Therapy in Victoria BC

Geometry Integrated Health is proud to offer Athletic Therapy in Victoria.  In our effort to expand the options available to our patients as we welcome certified athletic therapist Markus von Hacht B.Kin – AT, CAT(C) to our team.

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What is Athletic Therapy?

Athletic therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions using various manual therapies, exercise prescription, and modalities including bracing and taping. The goal of athletic therapy is to facilitate clients’ return to their desired activity level.  It is suitable for everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes. An initial consultation with an athletic therapist will consist of a thorough orthopaedic and physical assessment as well as an evaluation of relevant medical history. The information gathered during consultation will be used to devise a personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan targeted to your specific needs.

 

“Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective.”

 

Our athletic therapists in Victoria have in-depth knowledge, education and training in the areas of the human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and basic emergency care. Geometry is proud to offer athletic therapy in Victoria. BC

Athletic Therapy Victoria:

 
60 Minute Initial Assessment and Treatment Athletic Therapy

$90 +GST

30 Minute Follow up Athletic Therapy Treatment

$60 +GST

60 Minute Follow up Athletic Therapy Treatment

$80 +GST


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Who is Athletic Therapy for, and what can it treat? 

It is a common misconception that Athletic Therapists only work on athletes. While some Athletic Therapists do work closely with professional athletes, they can treat any individual, regardless of the patient’s age or fitness level. Athletic therapy is for everyone, from office workers to the tradespeople, and even piano players. Anyone who uses their body to complete daily activities can benefit from athletic therapy.

Many conditions can inhibit the body from functioning optimally. Sometimes pain and discomfort develop so slowly that we tend to accept it as “normal.” We adjust our activities and movements around the pain, and we fail to realize the drastic negative impact it can have on our quality of life.

Athletic therapy can treat many common conditions and help you take preventative measures to maintain health and reduce the risk of future injury.

Some of the conditions an Athletic Therapist may treat include, but are not limited to:
  • Concussions Management – including Whiplash
  • Low Back Pain
  • Postural Correction
  • Neural pain – including Sciatic pain, Thoracic Outlet and Carpal tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Pre & Post Surgery Care
  • Hip & knee replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Muscle Strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Patella Femoral Syndrome
  • Knee injuries to the ACL, PCL, and Meniscus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis

 When should I see an Athletic Therapist?

It may be a good idea to consider athletic therapy when:

  • You are experiencing physical pain or discomfort, that negatively impacts your daily life, your occupation or your ability to do physical activity.
  • You are recovering from an injury or surgery and would like to return to your original activity level.
  • You would like to increase your activity level, strengthen your body, and reduce the risk of injury.

What to expect during an Athletic Therapy Assessment?

On your first visit, you can expect an assessment of your chief complaint. The assessment will include a thorough history and physical assessment to determine the cause of your symptoms. The physical assessment will consist of movements at the injured joint and strength testing of the surrounding muscles, in addition to tests to isolate the injured structure. 

What to expect during treatment?

Treatments are all personalized to each individual’s needs and customized to your injury. You can expect to have a variety of exercises, and the use of equipment and techniques to optimize your recovery, including:

  • Massage
  • Trigger Point Release or Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Tissue and Joint Mobilizations
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue work
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular facilitation stretching (PNF)
  • Stretching
  • Taping and Bracing

What should I wear?

For Athletic Therapy appointments, it is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing to access the injured area. Often you will be asked to disrobe to your comfort level to access the tissue around the injury. We will respect your privacy and the privacy of others by working with you in a private room and by providing you with adequate draping.

Need more information?

Still, have questions or wondering if Athletic Therapy is right for you? Our Certified Athletic Therapist is happy to answer any questions by email markus@geometryvictoria.ca or to schedule a brief in-person meeting.

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