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Welcome newly-certified to your chosen career as a health care professionals

working within the filed of sport medicine.

Athletic Therapy has a proud history in Ontario where, thanks to a handful of visionary champions supported by the American NATA, started the profession from this province (click to history infographic).

It's been 50 years!!  Athletic Therapy Ontario is proud to welcome you into the profession and is here to help you build your professional practice.

First off, until registration renewal time you are still covered by your OATA Hub/Trisura group malpractice insurance plan.  

No need to buy another plan for 2023.  

The OATA has confirmed with the insurer you are covered under the plan til December 31, 2023.  Registration renewal will open in October 2023 for the 2024 practice year offering you the option of three staggered payments to ease that financial burden in this your qualifying year.  

What are other benefits?

  • OATA has the profession back actively engaged in concussion policy discussions;
  • OATA has for your information and consideration a recorded session with Canada's leading business advisors at BDO, a series on practice issues such as incorporation, taxation and building business acumen;
  • OATA has the first in Canada Athletic Therapy online learning with access to many free or discounted professional development courses to build your commitment to continually advancing your skills and competencies;
  • OATA is the first choice of many employers to promote career opportunities and run recruitment ads;
  • OATA can help you build skills in public speaking and presentations for any interested in training and participating in the OATA Speakers' Bureau of Media Interview roster;
  • OATA participates in 3-4 industry events and conferences offering you the opportunity to attend the OMA Sport Medicine Conference, the CASEM conference, partner events such as the upcoming HeadsUp CAN concussion event in TO, etc.;
  • OATA is your professional home for networking and sourcing a mentor;
  • OATA is your voice with government and is critical to promoting the profession within Ontario by advancing and increasing public awareness in what Athletic Therapy offers any involved in sport and active, lifestyle health and injury care.
  • OATA provides Members with access to approved First Responder/BLS courses;
  • OATA provides Members with professional advice from sector leaders such as CLHIA (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association) on how to prevent insurance fraud in billing practices;
  • OATA is also working to increase EHB insurance coverage of Athletic Therapy while building the case for Athletic Therapy efficacy using evidence-based practice research as proof.

Health care is delivered provincially. Every health care profession builds new opportunities for expanded scope of practice through a strong, united provincial Association; the OATA is yours.

Registered Name ® 2022

Athletic Therapy Ontario


OATA Registered Office

7800 Kennedy Road, Suite 101

Markham, ON, L3R 2C7

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Tel: (905) 946-8080

 Telephone Support Hours: Monday - Friday 

10:30 am to 3:30 pm.


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