- Massage Therapy
- Athletic Therapy
- Concussion Management
- Litecure Liteforce EX Laser
- Normatec Recovery Boots
- Other Therapeutic Modalities
About Massage Therapy
From the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario:
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700′s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
About Athletic Therapy
Certified Athletic Therapists can be recognized by the credential CAT(C).
From the Ontario Athletic Therapists Association:
The Athletic Therapist, in cooperation with other members of the health care team, is an integral part of a total service to maximize individuals’ performance and welfare. The Athletic Therapist also nurtures an attitude of positive health.
A Certified Athletic Therapist utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping procedures to promote optimal healing and prepares the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
From the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association:
Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries, whether on the field or in the clinic.
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.
The Athlete Institute Therapy Clinic has the latest technology to help you improve and get back to your optimal self as quickly as possible.
About Concussion Management
Our experienced professionals have managed many concussions in sport and are up to date with recent research. They use objective measures, a structured return-to-play protocol and can help with treatment for a safe return to activity.
About Litecure Lightforce EX Laser
This powerful device allows for faster recovery on a variety of injuries. Its simple non-invasive treatment promotes recovery by stimulating the body’s natural response. Used by many professional teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, you can be treated like a professional athlete, at Athlete Institute Therapy Clinic. For further information regarding the laser, click the image below to be redirected to their website.
Check out this short video about the Litecure Lightforce EX Laser, available at the AITC!
About Normatec Recovery Boots
These compression devices are used regularly by the professional basketball team (Brampton A’s) to aid in recovery and improve repeat performance. In combination with our treatment plan, they allow the muscles to return to optimal function in minimal time.
Other Therapeutic Modalities
Ice, Cryocuff (cold compression), and hot/cold whirlpool
Hydrocollator heating unit
Muscle Stimulation/ Interferential Current Machine
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Kinesiology/ Athletic Taping
On-site facilities (including weight room, treadmill, basketball courts and indoor dome)
- Exercise tools such as weights, stability balls, foam rollers, etc.