An Athletic Therapist is a member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and through successfully completion of a comprehensive theory exam, and a subsequent oral/practical exam, has earned the designation of Certified Athletic Therapist or CAT(C).
A CAT(C) specializes in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, joints) disorders as they relate to physical activity and athletics.
Who Can Benefit From Athletic Therapy?
You do not need to be an athlete to benefit from athletic therapy. Aside from catering to the athletic population, athletic therapy can also aid any individual suffering from the aches and pains of everyday life.
An athletic therapist commonly treats the following conditions:
work injuries (Workers Compensation Board Claims)
back & neck pain
motor vehicle injuries (Manitoba Public Insurance Claims)
repetitive motion injuries
pre and post surgery conditions
A number of private insurance companies cover athletic therapy. Some insurance providers include: