WHAT IS ATHLETIC THERAPY?
Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in the prevention, assessment and care of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, bones, joints) especially as they relate to athletics and the pursuit of physical activity.
The provision of on-field immediate care of athletic injuries by a certified Athletic Therapist includes:
- Injury assessment
- Basic emergency life support
- Recognition and management of acute traumatic neurological dysfunction
- Provision of first aid
- Preparation for entrance into appropriate health care delivery systems
- Utilization of techniques facilitating a safe return to participation