What is Athletic Therapy?
Certified Athletic Therapists are effective in treating injuries of the muscles, bones, joints on the field and in the clinic, as they are experts in injury assessment and rehabilitation. Athletic Therapists can treat a wide range from patients using contemporary therapeutic techniques, modalities, manual therapy and supportive strapping to encourage the most optimal healing and reintegration into a healthy active lifestyle. An Athletic therapists goal, like all therapists is to help return their clients to all their usual activities.
For more information on Athletic Therapy visit Canadian Athletic Therapy Association.
What are the Educational Requirements of an Certified Athletic Therapist?
A Certified Athletic Therapist can be recognized by the credential CAT(C). They are healthcare professionals who, having completed the academic requirements of a Canadian Athletic Therapy Association approved athletic therapy curriculum, and has earned a bachelor's degree at a an accredited postsecondary institution. The candidate is required to fulfill a minimum of 1200 hours of practical experience prior to attempting a comprehensive written exam.
Insurance Company Providers:
Great West Life
- Standard Life
- Blue Cross
- Hockey Canada
- Claim Secure
- Sun Life
- Reliable Life Insurance Co.
- Empire Life
Contact your insurance provider today to see if your policy covers Athletic Therapy! The CATA insurance billing committee has created letters that can be sent to an employer or insurance company requesting that Athletic Therapy be added to their benefits plan. More information here.