what Athletic therapy can help with

  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Restricted Movement
  • Pre & Post Surgical Rehab

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain
  • Pelvis, Hip, Knee & Ankle Pain
  • Shin Splints

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Postural Dysfunction and Related Pain
  • Stress-Related Muscle Tension

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Athletic Therapy

Our goal is to provide lasting results with fewer appointments 

to get you back to doing what you love. 


We spend 60 minutes with you on your initial visit and our

 follow up athletic therapy appointments are 30 minutes long.  


Our Athletic Therapists assesses and treats all manner of musculoskeletal issues, which means if you’ve injured a muscle, bone or joint or are active and want to avoid injuries to those areas, then seeing a Certified Athletic Therapist at OCSI may be just the thing for you.

Employing a sport medicine model, Athletic Therapy at OCSI includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education.  Assessments take a biomechanical full body approach to find out what is happening in your body.  Your therapist will turn to a wide range of rehabilitative techniques which can include manual therapies, soft tissue mobilization, exercises, supportive strapping, and patient education learning how to prevent re-injury and learning about lifestyle factors that can help return you to a healthy lifestyle and doing what you love faster.

While the picture we might immediately summon for Athletic Therapy is the therapist running out onto the field when an athlete has been hurt during a game, in reality, we treat a wide range of patients that want to reach their maximum potential at different levels of physical activity. From kids with a sprained ankle or concussion, to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, to athletes of all levels returning to their sport after injury, your Athletic Therapists always work to help you get back to doing what gives you joy whether playing sports, maintaining an active lifestyle or being able to play with your kids and/or grandkids.

For more information on Athletic Therapy please visit the links below:
www.yourfinishline.ca
www.athletictherapy.org



Treatments used by our Athletic Therapists

  • Exercise prescription to help build strength and improve movement 
  • Muscle release therapy for tight and painful muscles 
  • Joint mobilization to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Tape techniques to support injuries 
  • Modalities such as interferential current, ultrasound, EMS muscle stimulation and TENS 
  • Patient education to decrease injury and help promote healing
  • Prescription of braces and equipment


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What to Expect

The first visit is a comprehensive history, physical exam, discussion of what we find and treatment options with you, determining a plan of care and a treatment. Everything we do will be discussed with you and you have the final say. Treatments could include soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, rehabilitation, taping, education or electrical modalities. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your needs.


It is best to bring a pair of shorts and a loose fitting T-shirt to your first visit to assist with the physical exam. Your follow up appointments will include the treatment we discussed during your first visit.