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
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.
It may be a good idea to consider athletic therapy when:
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.
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:
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.
Still, have questions or wondering if Athletic Therapy is right for you? Our Certified Athletic Therapist is happy to answer any questions by email firstname.lastname@example.org or to schedule a brief in-person meeting.