Welcome to Southern Alberta Sport Therapy Services

Supplying Sports Medicine Coverage for all your needs in Southern Alberta

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Sport Therapist Coverage

Our team is comprised of Certified Athletic Therapists, Sport Physiotherapists, Registered Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists, Athletic Therapy Certification Candidates, and student trainers from the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns

Sport Medicine Physician Coverage

Our sport medicine physicians have their Diploma of Sports Medicine through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)

 

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Athletic Therapists: Who We Are?

"Athletic Therapy assesses and treats all manner of musculoskeletal issues. Which means if you’ve injured a muscle, bone or joint or are active and want to avoid injuring your muscles, bones or joints, then seeing a certified Athletic Therapist may be just the thing for you.

Employing a sport medicine model, Athletic Therapy includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education. In fact, Athletic Therapy views patient education as a crucial cornerstone to a healthy and rapid recovery. Therapy can include exercises, learning how to prevent re-injury and even learning about lifestyle factors that can help you get back to doing what you love faster.

After assessing what is wrong, an Athletic Therapist will turn to a wide variety of rehabilitative techniques which might include soft tissue mobilization, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping to speed the healing.

And while the picture we might immediately conjure for Athletic Therapy is the therapist running out onto the field when an athlete has been hurt during a game, in reality, they treat a wide range of patients. From kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, Athletic Therapists always work to help their patients get back doing what gives them joy whether playing sports or being able to roll around on the carpet with the grandkids." See more at

https://yourfinishlineathletictherapy.ca/who-we-are

Role of a Sports Physiotherapist

"A ‘Sport Physiotherapist’ is a Physiotherapist who has completed the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy through Sport Physiotherapy Canada (a Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. The Diploma holder has experience in the care of athletes of all levels, be it the high performance national or provincial level athlete or the everyday active Canadian. The Education system of SPC allows the graduate physiotherapist to gain experience and education through courses in areas such as athletic taping, protective equipment, emergency care, concussion management and exercise prescription. Physiotherapists gain valuable field experience towards their Diploma by working closely with experienced therapists in a mentorship program.   The Sport Physiotherapist is qualified to work with Canada’s High Performance athletes in all settings including daily training and competitions such as world championships and the Olympic Games.   Written and practical Examinations are required to achieve the level of Diploma holder ensuring a high standard of care.

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association oversees the program of ‘Clinical Specialist in Sport’.   This program allows the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy to attain the designation of advanced clinical reasoning through a peer review/competency based program." See more at https://www.sportphysio.ca/role-of-a-sport-physio/

 
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Contact Us

We are located within the Rebound Health Centre at the University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr W
Lethbridge, T1K 6T5
Canada

587-897-1219

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