When I talk to people in the community about my profession, I commonly hear: “I’m not an athlete, so I can’t see an Athletic Therapist.”
Athletic Therapists (ATs) treat active individuals, or as I like to say, we treat the active population, with a wide variety of goals. I have had clients whose goal is to walk pain-free down the street as well as those wishing to run an ultra-marathon. I have treated individuals from age eight all the way to age 75. All of them have very different goals, and our skillset as Athletic Therapists can help!
Many ATs have experience working with elite athletes. In my case, I worked for three years with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Here I learned how to execute a true sports medicine approach to injury, and I have been able to translate that to the clients I treat in the private clinical setting.
Our bread and butter as Athletic Therapists are musculoskeletal injuries: muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. We specialize in return to sport or activity after an injury, which is where we set ourselves apart from other rehabilitation professionals.
If you are overcoming an injury and are physically active, book in with an Athletic Therapist today to reach your goals!