Athletic Therapy

Athletic therapists treat musculoskeletal conditions using various manual therapies, exercise prescriptions, and modalities, including bracing and taping. The goal of an Athletic Therapist is to facilitate patients’ return to their desired activity level. It is suitable for everyone, whether you want to walk to your mailbox or run a marathon. 

Our Athletic Therapy Services

Our Athletic Therapy Services
  • Our Certified Athletic Therapists (CAT(C)’s) are certified and governed under the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association in Canada (CATA). CAT(C)’s complete rigorous training, education and examination. 
  • Athletic Therapists are experts in the areas of the musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics and basic emergency care. including injury prevention, assessment, emergency and acute care, rehabilitation and re-conditioning.
Athletic Therapy Treatments
  • Athletic Therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery. Treatments incorporate various manual therapies, exercise prescription and utilize bracing and taping, when needed. Treatments vary but the objectives do not: an Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients return to their usual activities.
  • An initial consultation with our athletic therapist consists of a thorough assessment and an evaluation of relevant medical history. Your athletic therapist will use the information gathered to devise a personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan targeted to your specific needs.
Some Benefits of Athletic Therapy
  • Patient education
  • Musculoskeletal (muscle, bone, joints) injury prevention
  • Pain reduction
  • Reduction of scar tissue
  • Improve joint and muscle flexibility
  • Enhance physical strength
  • Post activity recovery
Some Conditions Commonly Treated by Athletic Therapists
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post-surgical
  • Concussions
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Herniations
  • Bursitis
  • Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Peripheral nervous system conditions i.e.
    • piriformis syndrome
    • sciatica
    • thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural disorders

What You Need to Know About Your Appointment

All appointments with our Athletic Therapists include an interview, assessment, treatment, homecare and follow-up recommendations.


Initial Appointment

Prior to your first visit for Athletic Therapy, we will send you an online intake form to complete before arriving. If you are unable to fill out the online intake form you should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment.

The forms include contact information, health-history questionnaire, reason for seeking treatment and information for any health insurance you would like billed. 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment you will receive a COVID-19 self-assessment form. This MUST be completed prior to you entering the clinic.


Consent and Treatment Plan

At the start of your appointment, your Athletic Therapist will inform you on what to expect from the appointment, any possible risks and answer questions you may have and.

Once consent has been obtained your Athletic Therapist will proceed to review your health history and determine your specific needs through dialog and orthopedic and functional assessment. This will allow your therapist to create an individualized treatment plan which they will propose to you.


During Treatment

The treatment may include a combination of manual therapy techniques such as joint and tissue mobilizations, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and PNF stretching. It is important to verbally communicate your needs with your therapist. We encourage you to let your therapist know if you are experiencing any discomfort or would like anything changed at any time.


After Treatment

Prior to leaving, your therapist may wish to reassess the primary treatment area to determine any changes post-treatment. Homecare exercises and or hydrotherapy may be prescribed as necessary.

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(250) 929-6116

(250) 929-6118

101-1760 Shawnigan Lake - Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC