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What exactly is Certified Athletic Therapy

What is Athletic Therapy? Certified Athletic Therapists are probably best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care during sporting events. AT’s are the first to respond when an injury occurs because they are experts at evaluating the nature and severity of injury, and are highly skilled in making decisions about safe return-to-play. Off [...]

Learnings from the recent physiotherapy concussion symposium

Sport Physiotherapy Canada- Clinical Considerations for Interdisciplinary Care: Concussion Symposium This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first annual Sport Physiotherapy Canada Concussion Symposium. This conference focuses on the current best practices surrounding concussion management and the speakers included the top researchers, clinicians and neurosurgeons in the [...]

ACL BLOG Part 3: Prevention

In the final installment of my 3-part ACL blog, I’ll finally touch on ways to reduce the risk of ACL injuries. While there have been several neuromuscular warm-up programs to reduce the incidence of ACL tears, this blog will focus on the evidence surrounding the FIFA 11+. So how do [...]

Enough with the cupping….what’s with that ugly tape?

Does KT Tape Work? With the 2016 RIO Olympic Games just around the corner, viewers will be showered with a plethora of fun, colourful taping jobs displayed on many athletes. So what is this tape and does it even work? What is kinesio-taping (KT)? Kinesio-Taping or KT tape is an elastic, [...]

What are those marks on his skin? – A primer on Cupping Therapy

By now you have probably seen Michael Phelps win the gold medal in the 4×100 at the Olympic games. If you looked closer you might have also noticed the red circles on his right shoulder known as cupping therapy. Although this treatment has been around for thousands of years, [...]

SPORTS SPECIALIST CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic is one of the largest primary contact regulated health care professions in Canada. A Chiropractor focuses on the diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. While all chiropractors receive some instruction in the management of sports injuries, a Sports Specialist Chiropractor undergoes substantially more training [...]

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and restoring the quality of your movement following injury and disease.  They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, [...]

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints or the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous [...]

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (A.R.T)

Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is a soft tissue technique concentrating on problems arising from muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons and nerves.  ART is the most popular form of soft tissue therapy worldwide, particularly in athletics and has been successful in the treatment of overuse injuries (for example carpal tunnel syndrome, [...]

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest forms of therapy which through it’s safety, and effectiveness has seen integration in the Contemporary Western Medical landscape.  Our approach to acupuncture is based upon an anatomic, functional model that is adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine, and taught at McMaster University.  Acupuncture [...]