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What is a Sport Physiotherapist?
A Sport Physiotherapist has a background in orthopaedics and has skills like advanced athletic taping, emergency first response, return to play protocols, assessment of protective equipment and footwear, in addition to manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Sport Physiotherapists also have a thorough understanding of the signs and symptoms of concussion and post concussion syndrome, and are educated in up-to-date research in return to play or return to life protocols following a head injury, thus reducing risk of further injury. The use of athletic taping can be applied not only court or field side, but additionally in the clinical setting. A sprained ankle, whether occurring on the soccer pitch or while walking the dog, will feel better after treatment with supportive athletic taping! The training for a Sport Physiotherapist involves over 1600 hours of on-field or on-court medical care in a variety of sports.
How is a Sport Physiotherapist regulated?
Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) – a Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association – oversees and regulates the education and on-field experience of a Sport Physiotherapist. The education system of SPC allows the graduate physiotherapist to gain experience and education through a variety of specialized courses. Through a mentorship program with current Sport Diploma holders, graduate physiotherapists gain valuable on-field experience. The Sport Physiotherapist Diploma holder is qualified to work with Canada’s High Performance athletes in all International settings including daily training and competitions such as world championships and the Olympic Games, while the Certificate holder is qualified to work at the National level with High Performance athletes.
Common Sports Injuries we can treat
Some of the most common sports injuries include ankle sprains, muscle strains, shin splints, tennis or golfer’s elbow, knee and shoulder injuries. If you or someone you know is injured, schedule an evaluation with one of our team today.
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