An Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the store and back.
Provides education on risks and corrective actions associated with participation in fitness and sport programs, workplace ergonomics and musculoskeletal injury prevention in both the active lifestyle and workplace settings
Formulates an index of suspicion by interpreting the mechanism of injury; determining signs, symptoms and predisposing factors of an injury, illness or health related condition; performing specific physical, orthopedic or fitness testing in accordance with accepted procedures to assess an injury, illness and/or health related condition
Athletic Therapists work with individuals on a customized basis to condition for preventive measures and re-condition with exercise rehabilitation to avoid further injury.
Prepares individuals to re-establish their pre-injury lifestyle, Athletic Therapists take an active approach to rehabilitation, including manual and movement therapies, electrical modalities, and targeted exercises to ensure musculoskeletal stability and function.
Employ life-saving techniques through the use of standard emergency procedures to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality. Engage in rehabilitative therapy using standard techniques and procedures to facilitate recovery, function and/or performance