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 is the combination of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating and assessing musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.
Fredericton Athletic Therapy
Max Health Fredericton Athletic Therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care which allows them to assess a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective does not: the goal of an Athletic Therapist is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.
Our Max Health Fredericton Athletic Therapists have gained a tremendous amount of experience working with high-level athletes at numerous provincial, national, and international events, and have even had opportunities to work with professional athletes. These experiences range from working with university/college athletes across the country in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and here in the Atlantic Provinces, as well as working with:
- high-level international track and field athletes in the United States and Canada,
- Canada Basketball at the international level,
- Football New Brunswick,
- Volleyball Canada,
- and other international and national sporting events in Canada and around the globe.
These opportunities have afforded our Athletic Therapists a considerable amount of knowledge for managing athletic injuries and rehabilitation. Their extensive skills are applied to each and every one of their Max Health Fredericton clients.
Learn more about Athletic Therapy by visiting the Atlantic Provinces Athletic Therapists Association (APATA).
ATHLETIC THERAPY FAQ
What is the difference between Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy?
Athletic Therapy’s focus of study while in school is orthopaedic assessment and an active approach to rehabilitation, working with patients to make a full physical return to their sport, activity, or job. Physiotherapy’s academic load will cover orthopaedics, but also more disciplines such as cardio-respiratory, neurology, pediatrics, and geriatrics rehabilitation, in a hospital or clinical specialty setting.
At Max Health Fredericton, Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists work collaboratively to develop the best rehabilitation plan for their patients.
How can an Athletic Therapist help to rehabilitate my injury?
An Athletic Therapist’s keen assessment skills, as well as functional movement evaluation, will help then devise an active rehabilitation plan geared towards taking you from injury back to participating in your job, sport, or activity.
Will my private/group insurance cover Athletic Therapy services?
We encourage all clients to check the specifics of their extended-health coverage and whether or not a doctor’s referral is required prior to booking an appointment at Max Health Fredericton.
Both of our Max Health Fredericton clinics are setup for direct billing online with most insurance companies, but whether we can direct bill online or not depends on your policy. If we are able to direct bill online, you will only be responsible to pay the co-pay, if applicable. In the event that your policy does not cover our services or that we are not able to direct bill online, you will be responsible to pay in full when services are rendered and submit to your policy by way of paper claim. If requested, we can also provide yearly account statements for income tax purposes.
It is recommended that you be prepared to pay in full for your services in the event that your policy does not allow us to direct bill online for your treatment.
Our knowledgeable and friendly Administrative team is here to help! Call 506-451-6837 with your questions during clinic hours.
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