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Best certified sports athletic physical therapy near me in BC

Athletic Therapists are skilled healthcare professionals that specialize in providing care for orthopaedic injuries (injuries to muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, joints), whether acute or chronic. Athletic or Sports Physical Therapists are experts at injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. Athletic Therapy treatments are based on the Sport Medicine Model, an active rehabilitation approach with an objective to find and treat the cause of conditions and not just the symptoms.

Athletic Therapy Service Description

Is Athletic Therapy Only for Athletes?

Nope! Athletic Therapy is for everyone! Whether you have suffered a physical injury during an activity, whether or not the injury is new or a chronic issue, Athletic Therapy is for you.

Each appointment
includes.

Detailed
history
Comprehensive
assessment
Treatment
Patient
education
Home
exercise
program

Each client has their medical history and treatment goals examined at the beginning of the initial appointment. Subsequent appointments will have a shorter history that will be taken to obtain any new information.

Afterwards, patients will undergo a physical examination that includes a posture and gait analysis, a series of range of motion tests, functional testing, and palpation to determine the injury or condition.

Injury treatment is individualized for each patient, and may contain a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy, and therapeutic modalities. Manual therapy techniques may include but are not limited to:

Active and
passive soft
tissue
techniques
Instrument
assisted soft
tissue
mobilization
Assisted
stretching
Myofascial
trigger point
release
Joint
mobilizations

Following treatment, a home exercise program is created for the patient to compliment and reinforce the treatment received and patient education is persistent throughout the whole session.

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What Should I Expect From Online Appointments?

Each patient will go through a detailed history, functional injury, movement assessment and testing to gain further information about your injury, condition or prevention goals. Patients will be taken through exercises for treatment and rehabilitation. This session is focused on developing a sports physical therapy treatment plan that includes injury education and exercise prescription. It is all done online through video calling on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Initial Consultation:
60 minutes

Patients undergo a comprehensive assessment and testing to determine the injury/condition, followed by treatment by teaching therapy tools, various modalities and exercise prescription. Please book for new injuries and initial appointments. Please wear appropriate clothing for sessions (shorts, t-shirt, sports bra).

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Online Follow-up
45 minutes

Follow up appointment after an initial assessment. Your Athletic Therapist will go through similar testing and assessment to see injury progression, and more advanced exercises will be prescribed to optimize healing and rehabilitation. This session is done online through video calling on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please only book if you have undergone an initial assessment, and if this appointment is for the same injury.

List of Insurance
Companies

There are many insurance companies that cover Athletic Therapy, although some companies may not offer direct billing, and some require requests to add Athletic Therapy to their plan. It is therefore recommended that clients call their insurance companies to gauge their situation. Some examples of associations that cover Athletic Therapy are: