What is Athletic Therapy?
Athletic therapy is a healthcare discipline focused on the prevention, assessment, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, often as they relate to physical activity. We work with people of all ages and skill levels, from recreational participants to professional athletes, to help them maintain or return to optimal physical function.
The core techniques used in athletic therapy often include manual therapy, modalities like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat/cold therapy, and more, exercise prescription, rehabilitation, and education.
It may also include bracing or taping when beneficial. Athletic therapy is often a part of a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, collaborating with physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and more.
Benefits of Athletic Therapy
Injury PreventionHelps to identify and address issues before they become major problems, and educate you on how to avoid future strain.
Pain ReductionManual therapies and modalities, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, pain education, and more can contribute to a decrease in pain.
Improved MobilityWe can increase your range of motion through manual therapy and targeted exercises, modifying as you progress. These will be custom exercises to your specific needs.
Enhanced PerformanceConsistent treatment can help optimize your physical function for improved athletic ability, not only helping you get back to how you performed, but possibly even better. For example, we can help you improve your proprioception, coordination, and efficiency of movement.
Psychological BenefitsAthletic therapy also helps you build confidence and mental strength, which are crucial for recovery and performance.
Conditions Athletic Therapy Can Help Address
If you live in Cowichan Valley and feel athletic therapy could be right for you, book your assessment today at Thrive Now!