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The Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) is an organization devoted to the health care of the physically active individual, or those desiring to be more active and perform activities of daily living with decreased pain. A Certified Athletic Therapist must have fulfilled the academic, and practical requirements as outlined in the document entitled "Procedures for Certification" on the CATA website. Certified members have successfully completed a comprehensive theory exam, and a subsequent oral/practical exam developed and administered by the certification board of the CATA.
The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
Treatments include a combination of heat and ice therapy, ultrasound, laser, electrical modalities, massage and joint mobilization, and safe and progressive exercise rehabilitation programs to get you back on your feet as soon as possible!
June is Athletic Therapy Month, seek out an Athletic Therapist today to see what they can do for you!!
Healthview Therapy Centre
5118 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg MB