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Role of a Certified AthleticTherapist

An Athletic Therapist
specializes in the prevention of athletic and orthopedic injuries while offering expertise in specialized rehabilitation techniques. Athletic Therapists design and implement long term programs of posture, flexibility and total conditioning of an injured individual. This total approach to injury management helps decrease potential re-injury and can lead to an overall decrease in the length of disability.

An Athletic Therapist specializes in on site coverage including injury assessment, emergency life support, recognition and management of acute traumatic head and spinal injuries, first aid and preparation for subsequent health care delivery.

An Athletic Therapist specializes in injury prevention skills including musculosketal evaluation, equipment selection and fitting, warm-up and conditioning programs and preventative and supportive taping.

Certified Athletic Therapists also make use of the latest rehabilitative techniques including electrotherapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and manual therapy techniques.


History

National SiteOur forerunner organization the Canadian Athletic Trainers Association, was founded in 1965 by a small group of athletic trainers working for professional hockey and football teams. They recognized the need to enhance their skills in the management of sport injuries. Since then, the National Association and the individual provincial memberships have grown to include certified members, member emeritus and honorary members.

In 1975 the Association became the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) to reflect a more appropriate image of the professional therapist. The CATA and the individual provincial chapters continue to be at the forefront of the Canadian sports medicine community.

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APATA Executives
President

Shauna Stone BSc., DipSIM, CAT(C)
Head Athletic Therapist
Memorial University
St. John's , Newfoundland
709-737-3442
athletictherapy@mun.ca

Nova Scotia Representatives:

Kurt A. Stevenson B.Sc.Kin, CAT(C)
Assistant Athletic Therapist
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
902-867-2231 (clinic)
kstevens@stfx.ca

Jason Price CAT(C)
Capte Breton Screaming Eagles - QMJHL
jason.price@capebretoneagles.com


New Brunswick Representative/Treasurer

Joe Glenn CAT (C)
UNB
Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5A3
506 453-5045
rglenn@unb.ca

Newfoundland Representative

Todd Row B.Kin, CAT(C)
Athletic Therapist
St. John's Fog Devils
709.726.8305
todd@fogdevils.com

Insurance Billing Committee Chair

Stewart Munroe CAT(C)
Ken-Val Rehab & Sports Injury Center
69 Marr Rd. PO Box 4428
Rothesay, NB
E2E 5X8
atpt@nbnet.nb.ca

Ethics Committee 

Chad Newhook CAT(C)
Head Athletic Therapist
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
chad.newhook@smu.ca

Tara Sutherland CAT(C)
Head Athletic Therapist
StFX University
Antigonish , Nova Scotia
tsutherl@stfx.ca


Sport Liason Committee Chair

Geoff Mabey CAT(C)
c/o East Training
248 Douglas Ave.
Saint John, NB.
E2K 1E6
506- 333-8447
506- 672-9425
ecoastboy@yahoo.com






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