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 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.
The role of an Athletic Therapist
There are three main areas of patient care and service that an Athletic Therapist may provide:
Services offered by an Athletic therapist: