A Certified Athletic Therapist – CAT(C) is a health care practitioner skilled in the prevention, identification, intervention, management and treatment of emergency, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries to the physically active sustained either at work or through involvement in recreational or sporting activities. An Athletic Therapist (AT) optimizes the ability of professional, amateur and recreational athletes to perform at their best through sport specific training, injury prevention and rehabilitation for rapid return to work or play. An Athletic Therapist also understands and works in occupational and industrial settings to enhance the health and performance of individuals in the work force.
Massage therapy is a hands on therapy specializing in manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been shown to reduce muscle stress and aid in relaxation, relieve postural stress (caused by too much sitting), increase/improve circulation, reduce stress levels and anxiety, decrease duration and severity of tension headaches as well as it can improve overall immune function. Our massage therapists use and blend multiple styles of massage, including Swedish, Lomi lomi, Sports, Deep tissue and reflexology, to create unique therapeutic experiences individualized to each patient.
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that is aimed at treating a patient's structure in order to improve their function. Osteopathy emphasizes the importance of the mechanical aspect of the body and uses manual methods to detect and correct structural physiological problems as well as visceral and cranial problems. An osteopath can treat patients of any age; from infants to the elderly for a variety of conditions. An osteopath will work alongside other health professionals to ensure you are receiving optimal care. Some reasons to visit an osteopath include; - Structural irregularities & pain; acute and chronic - Structural evaluations and prevention of injuries - Reduced Mobility - TMJ disorder (jaw pain) - Digestive problems & intestinal pain - Sleep apnea - Menstrual pains - Prenatal pains including compression of sciatic nerve and low back pain - Postnatal pain - Infant evaluations & treatment of plagiocephaly, reflux, colic, breastfeeding - Recurrent sinusitis, otitis, headaches and migraines - Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Physiotherapy is recognized as a primary health care profession. In combination with knowledge and hands on clinical skills physiotherapists asses, diagnose and treat a variety of injuries, disabilities and illnesses. They use evidenced based practice to deliver client focused care to optimize the function and ability of clients.