Athletic Therapy Research Paper

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Athletic Therapy: All That Work Is Not For Nothing
Athletic therapists are best known for their role in rehabilitating injured athletes to return to their respective sports and activities, and for the immediate on site and sometimes emergency care of professional and elite athletes. They treat musculoskeletal injuries using the sports medicine model that focuses on the patient taking an active approach to rehabilitation that generally results in a faster both recovery time, and return to their respective sports and lives (“What Is Athletic Therapy”). Most injuries that athletic therapists are involved with, but are not limited to, are: musculoskeletal, orthopedic and soft tissue damage injuries.
At a first glance, physiotherapy and athletic …show more content…

The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association is a self-regulated organization that consists of over 2000 highly educated members providing both paramedical and rehabilitative care (“The CATA Educational Process”). There are only seven accredited schools across Canada that offer the Athletic therapy program: Sheridan College, York University, Concordia University, Mount Royal University, University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and Camosum College. Candidates who wish to become an Athletic Therapist must possess a valid CPR and First Aid Certificate. They are required to follow a specific code of ethics that are laid out by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and are required to complete 1200 hours of field training: 600 hours of which are to be completed at athletic events, and the other 600 to be completed in clinical training, all while being supervised and supported by a Certified Athletic …show more content…

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