A Certified Athletic Therapist – CAT(C) is a health care practitioner skilled in the prevention, identification, intervention, management and treatment of emergency, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries to the physically active sustained either at work or through involvement in recreational or sporting activities. An Athletic Therapist (AT) optimizes the ability of professional, amateur and recreational athletes to perform at their best through sport specific training, injury prevention and rehabilitation for rapid return to work or play. An Athletic Therapist also understands and works in occupational and industrial settings to enhance the health and performance of individuals in the work force.
Massage therapy is a hands on therapy specializing in manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been shown to reduce muscle stress and aid in relaxation, relieve postural stress (caused by too much sitting), increase/improve circulation, reduce stress levels and anxiety, decrease duration and severity of tension headaches as well as it can improve overall immune function. Our massage therapists use and blend multiple styles of massage, including Swedish, Lomi lomi, Sports, Deep tissue and reflexology, to create unique therapeutic experiences individualized to each patient.
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that is aimed at improving someone's health by eliminating restrictions in the body to improve range of motion and circulation. The human body is subject to a wide variety of stresses; physical, emotional, environment, etc. and because the body functions as a whole, effects can be seen on the physiological response. An osteopath will use gentle palpation skills to facilitate your wellbeing through manual, visceral and cranial techniques. The goal is mainly to identify and facilitate the release of restrictions or congestion found in the body to allow for improved mobility and circulation. As such, it is beneficial as a preventative form of therapy for chronic, reoccurring or acute issues. Osteopathy is safe for individuals of any age; from infants to the elderly. Some reasons to visit an osteopath include; - Treatment of concussion and post concussive symptoms - Musculoskeletal irregularities & pain - acute and chronic - Structural evaluations and prevention of injuries - Reduced Mobility - TMJ disorder (jaw pain) - Digestive problems & intestinal pain - Sleep apnea - Menstrual pains - Prenatal pains including compression of sciatic nerve and low back pain - Postnatal pain - Infant evaluations & treatment of plagiocephaly, reflux, colic, breastfeeding - Recurrent sinusitis, otitis, headaches and migraines - Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)