Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June is Athletic Therapy Month

What is a certified athletic therapist and what can he/she do for me?

In Canada, a Certified Athletic Therapist - CAT(C) is a health care practitioner devoted to the prevention, identification, intervention, management and treatment of emergency, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries to the physically active sustained either at work or through involvement in recreational or sporting activities.

An Athletic Therapist (AT) optimizes the ability of professional, amateur and recreational athletes to perform at their best through sport specific training, injury prevention and rehabilitation for rapid return to work or play. An Athletic Therapist also works in occupational and industrial settings to enhance the health and performance of individuals in the work force.

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