Athletic Therapy

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic. 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, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

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Tools + Equipment

Therapeutic Ultrasound -differs from diagnostic Ultrasound and is a device that sends soundwaves into tissues that can mechanically break up scar tissue, increase blood flow, stimulate healing, and warm tissues.

TENS & NMES - are electrical therapies used for pain relief and/or muscle re-education. TENS is used to alleviate pain by a) blocking pain signals from reaching the brain & b) by stimulating the release of opioids/endorphins a.k.a. "the body's natural painkillers". NMES can stimulate contraction of atrophied muscles thus increasing strength and re-establishing neuromuscular pathways post injury or surgery.

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Myofacial Cupping

Myofascial cupping uses silicone cups instead of traditional glass cups. The cups are compressed and suctioned to the skin, creating a negative pressure that brings more blood flow and fluids to the region. It also softens tissues and makes them more pliable and supple. By increasing microcirculation, and promoting healthy blood flow, it helps remove toxins and waste from the body. This can be very helpful post workout and/or post injury.It is also very beneficial in breaking down adhesions and unnecessary scar tissue, and making the myofacial (aka connective) tissue more flexible, leading to better overall movement.

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Tape is a flexible tape applied to the skin. It’s designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity so you can use your full range of motion. The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for three to five days, even while you work out or take showers. When the tape is applied to your body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting your skin. It can be used to add support to weak zones, help correct posture or improper mechanics, re-educating muscles, and treating injuries.

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AT Initial Assessment................$95+gst

(approximately one hour)

AT Follow-Up..........................$75+gst

(approximately 45 minutes)

Please note, there is no additional cost to add ultrasound, stim or cupping to your session, but please let your AT know you would like to have them incorporated, if suitable.

There is an additional $10 supply fee for kinesiotaping. When booking appointments online, please leave a note in comments section.