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 bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective does not: an Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients quickly and safely return to a healthy, pre-injury lifestyle; whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.
Certified Athletic Therapists can be recognized by the credential CAT(C).
Click here to learn more about our Athletic Therapist, Amelia Ng.
Based on ATABC’s fee structure:
Initial Assessment (For every new injury):
60 minutes @ $105 + GST
30 minutes @ $65 + GST, Jan 31/22 increase to $70 +GST
45 minutes @ $85 + GST, Jan 31/22 increase to $90 +GST
ARE YOU COVERED?
Below are benefit plans which are known to cover athletic therapy:
Great West Life
If you are not with one of these providers, or your plan does not cover athletic therapy, you can contact your benefits provider and request to have it added.