The provision of on-field immediate care of athletic injuries by a certified Athletic Therapist includes:
WHAT DOES AN ATHLETIC THERAPIST DO?
The Athletic Therapist, in cooperation with other members of the health care team, is an integral part of a total service to maximize individuals’ performance and welfare. The Athletic Therapist also nurtures an attitude of positive health.
A Certified Athletic Therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping procedures to promote optimal healing and prepares the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
WHERE DO ATHLETIC THERAPISTS PRACTISE?
⬛ Health/Fitness/Sports Facility
⬛ Sports Teams
AT CORE COMPETENCIES
The Athletic Therapy profession can be divided into four main ‘components’ that define the role of an Athletic Therapist in addressing the needs of an active population.