Fredericton Athletic Therapy
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 injuries.
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.
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.
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.
OUR TREATING PROFESSIONALS
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Caitlin Marshall Athletic Therapist Clinic – Currie Center (UNB) Meet Caitlin! Caitlin began her post-secondary education at the University of…
Geoffrey Mabey Co-Owner, Athletic Therapist & Osteopath Clinic – Currie Center (UNB) & Prospect Street Meet Geoff! Geoff has been…