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Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapy, also known as athletic training, is a specialized healthcare profession that focuses on the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, particularly those related to physical activity and sports. Athletic therapists are trained to work with athletes and active individuals of all ages and skill levels, from recreational to professional. Athletic therapists typically work in a variety of settings, including sports medicine clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, colleges/universities, high schools, and professional sports teams. They collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians, physiotherapists, and strength and conditioning coaches, to provide comprehensive care to athletes and active individuals.

Athletic Therapy at Body Language Oshawa

Certified Athletic Therapists (CAT(C)) are experts in treating injuries to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, and joints), including injury prevention, assessment, emergency and acute care, rehabilitation and reconditioning.

Seeing a Certified Athletic Therapist can help you in many ways:

- Treat current injuries

- Prevent future injuries

- Provide pain relief

- Improve muscle and joint flexibility

- Improve blood flow

A Certified Athletic Therapists goal is to help you return to your usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.


Benefits of Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapy offers several benefits for individuals involved in physical activity and sports.

Firstly, it helps prevent injuries through education on proper warm-up techniques and injury prevention strategies, reducing the risk of downtime due to injuries.

Secondly, athletic therapists provide prompt assessment and treatment for injuries, facilitating faster recovery and minimizing the impact on athletic performance.

Additionally, they offer personalized rehabilitation programs that not only address the physical aspect of injuries but also consider the individual's goals and activities, promoting a safe return to activity and reducing the risk of re-injury. Athletic therapy also plays a crucial role in optimizing athletic performance by improving movement mechanics, enhancing flexibility, and addressing imbalances or weaknesses that may predispose individuals to injuries.

Finally, the holistic approach of athletic therapy, which includes physical, emotional, and psychological support, contributes to overall well-being and resilience in athletes and active individuals.

What to expect during a session ?

During an athletic therapy session, you can expect a comprehensive assessment of your injury or condition, typically beginning with a discussion of your medical history and the circumstances surrounding the injury. The therapist will then conduct a physical examination to evaluate the affected area, assessing factors such as range of motion, strength, flexibility, and stability. Depending on the nature of the injury, various assessment tools and tests may be used to gather information and make an accurate diagnosis. Following the assessment, the therapist will discuss their findings with you and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. Treatment may include a combination of therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, modalities such as heat or cold therapy, and education on injury prevention and self-care strategies. Throughout the session, the therapist will provide guidance, support, and encouragement to facilitate your recovery and optimize your function and performance.

Modalities within an Athletic Therapy Session

Ultrasound Therapy- helps with inflammation, bringing fresh blood flow and nutrients to the area in an acute injury; chronic or post injury- helps warm up the tissue area to help breakdown adhesions or scarring.

Interferential Current (IFC)- used to help with pain management and swelling and used for muscle re-education.

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Why Choose us?

We have a friendly yet professional team and we will empower you with self-care techniques and advice for how to continue feeling well through ongoing  discomfort. A Registered Massage Therapist can also provide information about relaxation exercises, posture, and strengthening exercises to support your journey.

Body Language Massage & Wellness

850 King St W #14, Oshawa, ON L1J 2L5

(289) 240-1899

Monday: 9 AM–8 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM–8 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM–8 PM

Thursday: 9 AM–8 PM

Friday: 9 AM–8 PM

Saturday: 9 AM–12:30 PM

Sunday: Closed

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