Athletic Therapy is treatment under the Sports Medicine model, similar to physiotherapy and massage.
Athletic Therapy (AT) is a musculoskeletal system of treatment that evolved out of sports medicine, a philosophy of practice that places prevention of injury at the center of treatment, and privileges a dynamic approach to healing that borrows on multiple disciplines of care. Similar to physiotherapy, AT involves itself in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries related to athletic practice, falls, workplace and automobile accidents, fractures, concussions, and pre- and post-surgical ailments. Despite their name, CATs do not solely treat athletes; their skills are as applicable the hockey player with a concussion as to the individual with sciatica from prolonged sitting. Treatment by an athletic therapist at Anatomica Massage Therapy and Chiropractic in Toronto is a dynamic combination of functional assessment and manual therapeutic techniques, including sports massage, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, stretch and exercise therapy and neuromuscular integration. The organization which oversees certification is the Canadian Association of Athletic Therapists (CATA), and all athletic therapists at Anatomica are CATA members in good standing, who have completed the AT program at an accredited university or college and 1200 hours of on-field and in-clinic experience, and hold a valid First-Responder license.
Athletic Therapy is covered by many major insurance plans.
Although direct billing may not be available, many plans with Sunlife, Greenshield, Manulife, Blue Cross, Great West Life, ClaimSecure, Desjardins and other insurers allow coverage for treatment by a certified athletic therapist. . Check with your provider for coverage details. A receipt will be provided for you to submit for reimbursement where applicable.