How do I know I should see an Athletic Therapist?

Megan Sullivan

Megan Sullivan

My name is Megan Sullivan and as an Athletic Therapist and Fascial Stretch Therapist, I have treated countless people who want to golf, ski, run, and, hike, but they have an injury or pain that prevents them from doing what they love. Currently, I operate my own clinic called Ossum Wellness in Hamilton, Ontario where I treat individuals of all ages to help them rehabilitate their injuries, improve their mobility through Fascial Stretch Therapy and help them reach their goals, no matter how big or small they may be.

Previously, I worked in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger Cats for three seasons where I got to be actively involved with hundreds of injuries from the time it happened, to executing the rehabilitation program, and eventually helping them get back to the field as safely and efficiently as possible.I also am the author of two books sold on Amazon: The All-in-One Golf Strength & Flexibility Guide and The All-in-One Shoulder Injury Prevention Guide.

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!

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