Certified Athletic Therapists [CAT(C)] are healthcare (clinicians) and paramedical (emergency responders) professionals, with an expertise in musculoskeletal conditions that provide comprehensive and consistent care from injury to safe and full return to activity in all areas of life. Athletic therapists provide pre-hospital medical emergency management, immediate care and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, and provide an unbiased, objective perspective to help educate patients (and organizations) on minimizing the risk of further injuries/illnesses. Athletic therapists must have fulfilled academic and practical requirements as governed by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. They must also undergo stringent education and testing standards in order to certify at the national level.
A CAT(C) specializes in: