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Athletic Therapy
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Athletic Therapy and the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show

My name is Jackie Caione, owner of Champion Athletic Therapy.  I have been with the Young Canadians and the Grandstand Show since 2013, acquiring the position when the floods took out the home of the physio who had been with the show for decades before. Karen has become a great friend and colleague. She asked

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Athletic Therapy
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How do I know I should see an Athletic Therapist?

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

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Athletic Therapy
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How Athletic Therapists can help improve Alberta’s healthcare system

Athletic Therapy is a multifaceted discipline. We are not just therapists who work in a clinic setting but also trained first responders. You may not know what this means in terms of skill set, or scope of practice, or how it fits into the health paradigm. Read on for an overview of the important role

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Nordic pole walking in winter
Athletic Therapy
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Want more bang for your exercise buck? Take up Nordic pole walking!

Exercise is medicine. Movement is medicine. There is a TON of research to support this. At the same time, people can think of many excuses not to exercise. Well, here are 7 reasons why you should start Nordic pole walking: It’s a full-body workout that burns more calories; 20-46% more calories than just walking. It

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Cardiac events in athletes: An Athletic Therapist’s perspective

There is nothing like a traumatic event, such as what happened to Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills, to make everyone sit back and reevaluate things in their life. As Athletic Therapists (AT), we train and prepare to deal with such traumatic situations in sports, although hoping we never have to deal with one. A

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Pre- and post-surgery tips

If you are scheduled for upcoming joint surgery (hip, knee, shoulder, etc.) make sure to ask your surgeon about REHAB! I have seen all too often someone gets surgery, does the 1 or 2 exercises the surgeon tells them, and that’s it. As these 1-2 exercises may be very helpful in the short term, they

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