The athletic therapist is an expert in the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
Athletic therapists are experts at injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation. They follow the Sports Medicine Model of care and are specialized in musculoskeletal injuries which involves any type of injury (acute or chronic) that involves muscle, joints, and bones. Therefore, Athletic therapy is a therapy that can help anyone with almost any type of injury. Athletic therapists are well known for their on-field emergency care for athletes of recreational, competitive, elite or professional level. They always have the same treatment goal, which is to get our clients back to doing their daily activities or sports without pain.
How does an appointment go?
A typical athletic therapy session will involve questions of the client’s medical history, previous injuries, overall health and well being, and to gather information on their daily activities or sports. The therapist observes functional movements and posture before proceeding to a hands-on assessment with special tests (joint mobility tests, strength and manual muscle tests, nerve testing, etc). Once we have a differential diagnosis, we will treat injuries using numerous manual techniques, exercise prescription, bracing and taping techniques, and modalities (massage, joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, stretches, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and many more).
Did you know that athletic therapists are specialized in concussion testing and rehabilitation?
We don’t only treat athletes, athletic therapy is made for everyone – We treat anyone from any age, kids to older population.
We treat post-operative injuries whether from sport injury or not.
Kelsey CoulterAthletic Therapist and Massage Therapist
As she continued to grow in her career, she developed a passion for massage therapy and soft tissue release techniques. During her treatments, she has always prioritized the muscular system. She therefore carried on to study massage therapy at A+ Performance School of Massotherapy and completed Swedish massage and deep tissue courses. In her massage therapy treatments, you will find her style very unique as she takes a therapeutic approach by combining her athletic therapy skills and massage therapy skills. She expands her knowledge by continuing education courses and will be taking a myofascial and lymphatic drainage course this summer 2021. She is always looking forward to developing new skills to provide the best treatments for her clients.
Kelsey enjoys being out in nature hiking, walking, biking, rollerblading and camping. Any outdoor activity brings Kelsey happiness and fun times! Being outside doing activities or simply out for a picnic helps take care of her physical and mental health. Kelsey has a passion for baking and finds it is a therapeutic and relaxing activity to do in her free time.