How is Athletic Therapist different from Physiotherapist?

There are different kinds of therapists existing in the healthcare profession. For example, Addiction Therapist, Behavioral therapist, Child therapist, Clinical therapist, and the list goes on & on. Every therapist has unique skills and expertise by which they offer services to their patients.

Athletic Therapist

Common people always have confusion between the job description of therapists as they don’t know their work in detail. The same case appears when the term Athletic therapist & Physiotherapist reaches my ear. 

What is an Athletic Therapist? 

  • An Athletic Therapist uses a variety of techniques and therapies in the rehabilitation & treatment of athletes, and the common folks, who are suffering from pain & injury.

Meanwhile, athletic therapy expertise in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal disorders, primarily ( bones, muscles, and joints) especially as they are directly related to Sports, Athleticism and physical exercises.

The Job Role of Athletic Therapist involves : 

– Injury prevention & pre-participation filtering.

– Injury Evaluation Examination & Therapy.

– Recovery & Reconditioning. 

– Urgency & Intense Care 

How Athletic Therapists Can Help You? 

There is a common misconception among people that only Sports persons or Athletes can take help from Athletic therapists. But it is not true. Any person can visit an athletic therapist when they need. If you are suffering from any of the below ailment you must see an Athletic therapist 

  •  carpal tunnel
  •  tennis/golfers elbow
  •  whiplash
  •  rotator cuff injuries
  •  low back pain
  •  post-op ACL recovery
  •  runners/jumpers knee
  •  ankle sprains
  •  plantar fasciitis
  •  muscle strains 

Now, let us know more about the physiotherapist. What is a Physiotherapist? 

A physiotherapist also called a physical therapist, or P.T., in short, is a healthcare professional who works in collaboration with his/her clients and other health care providers.

In order to accomplish and sustain perfect health. A physiotherapist focuses on improving physical performance, functional independence, managing impairments & disabilities and handicaps while promoting health & fitness.

Physiotherapists are trained educators, and take the time necessary to understand you. Physiotherapists are experts at analyzing muscle/joint pain and much more including stress management, insomnia, dizziness, balance, lifestyle, they can also help those injured in motor vehicle & work-related accidents. 

How Can Physiotherapists Help You? 

-In order to maintain regular blood circulation to every organ, the exercise is required. If you are not a morning person & take a walk only on weekends you must try physiotherapy. 

Physiotherapists can help you with the disorders below. 

  • Back pain & Sciatica 
  • Headaches & Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain & Shoulder Pain 
  • Elbow Wrist & Hand Pain
  • Hip & Knee Pain 
  • Foot & Ankle Pain
  • Sports Injury 
  • Post Surgical Rehab
  • Arthritis 
  • Chronic Pain 

Conclusion : 

If you are a sportsperson or common citizen having a desk job and if you encounter pain or dizziness, Athletic Therapy is right for you. But if you want to keep yourself healthy & fit physical therapy is the best.  

Ask our certified athletic therapist, Heather Normand! For more information, Contact Us today at Winnipeg, CA center.

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Martin Kelvin