Tom Watt is a Certified Athletic Therapist and we are very pleased to have him as a member of our team. His sport specific training and rehab skills are an important adjunct to our therapy services.
What is an Athletic Therapist?
Athletic Therapists are specialists in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and overuse dysfunction. Although their primary focus is on sport related injuries, their skills are valuable in helping anyone maintain an active lifestyle.
What Training is Required?
To become certified, Athletic Therapists must meet the requirements of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) and have a recognized health sciences degree. Certified members must successfully complete a comprehensive theory exam and an oral/practical exam.
Certified Athletic Therapists are required to participate in continued professional development and upgrade their skills on an annual basis to maintain their AT certification.
What Services do Athletic Therapists Provide?
AT’s bring skills which are useful in the management of a broad range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Specifically:
1. They have thorough training in:
2. They place a priority on the following injury prevention techniques:
3. They play a very important role in the on-field care of athletes and their injuries through:
Athletic Therapy Services are covered by most Extended Insurance Plans.