Athletic Therapy Care

Advanced Vitality Family Health and Wellness Clinic

197 County Court Blvd. Suite 205

Brampton, Ontario

Meet the Advanced Vitality Team

Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

Athletic Therapy Prices

$85.00 - Initial Consultation & Assessment (~60 min)

$60.00 - Subsequent AT Appointments (~30 min)

$85.00 - New Complaint/Re-Evaluation

(More than 6 months since last visit) (~60 min)


Athletic Therapy Care Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Athletic Therapists Scope of Practice?

Athletic therapists cover a full spectrum of therapy skills and modalities including:

  • Prevention
    • Athletic Therapists prevent or minimize the possibility of injury using strategies and techniques such as pateint education, condition​ing programs, postural evaluation, and equipment selection.
  • Assessment
    • Athletic Therapists are experts at evaluating the type and severity of injuries using established practices.​
  • Emergency & Acute Care
    • Usually the first to respond when an injury occurs, Athletic Therapists provide basic emergency life support, recognize and manage acute traumatic neurological dysfunction, and prepare individuals for entry into the healthcare system.​
  • Rehabilitation
    • Preparing individuals to re-establish their pre-injury lifestyle, Athletic Therapists take an active approach to rehabilitation, including manual and movement therapies, electrical
  • modalities, and targeted exercises to ensure musculoskeletal stability and function​
  • Reconditioning
    • Athletic Therapists work with individuals on a customized basis to condition for preventive measures and re-condition with exercise rehabilitation to avoid further injury​

How does one become an Athletic Therapist?

Becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada is a stringent process. After completing a
Bachelors degree, Athletic Therapists:

  • Complete the Athletic Therapy program at an accredited university or college
  • Complete 1,200 hours of supervised on-field and in-clinic practical experience
  • Acquire a valid First Responder certificate
  • Pass the written and practical portions of the National Certification Exam
Once certified, they must demonstrate that they have remained current with developments in the profession, including:
  • Achieve the required continuing education credits
  • Maintain professional liability insurance coverage
  • Maintain CPR/HCP certification

To ensure the highest standards of practice and professionalism, Certified Athletic Therapists are governed by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

What do Athletic Therapists Treat?

  • Common injuries from falls, daily activities and sports
  • Chronic and recurring conditions, pre-surgery and post-surgery
  • Emergencies at sporting events such as concussion, fractures, and spinal injuries
  • Workplace and motor vehicle accidents