Athletic Therapy & Physiotherapy

Athletic therapy and physiotherapy is a trusted form of treatment to help restore and maintain your mobility and function, optimizing your health. Through physical rehabilitation and injury prevention, these therapies can help you return to your usual activities.

Benefits of Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved blood flow
  • Reduction of scar tissue
  • Recovery from injury
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved muscle strength, flexibility and range of motion

Conditions Treated with Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy

  • Back pain
  • Cardiopulmonary conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Joint injuries and disorders
  • Neurological conditions
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sports-related injuries

Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy Treatment

Your therapist will complete an initial evaluation of your current level of function, assessing impairment to determine your course of treatment to help you strengthen and heal. This plan will help you reach your goal of increased mobility, reduced pain or injury prevention.

As part of A4A’s Functional Integrated Approach, other types of treatment may be used as an adjunct to physical therapy. Your plan will outline what treatments are recommended and how often sessions will be scheduled.


Your treatment plan may also recommend the use of different techniques to help assess and diagnose the cause of injury as well as working on rehabilitation and prevention. This includes hands-on techniques such as chiropractic and massage or specific training like acupuncture. At A4A, we enlist the following techniques to facilitate your recovery.

Cold Laser Therapy

With Theralase®, we use medical lasers to heal tissues. Laser light is dispensed deep into injured muscle to stimulate the healing process and reduce pain.

No side effects or pain
Accelerated healing
Reduced inflammation
Reduced formation of scar tissue following tissue damage
Increased blood flow to damaged areas
Facilitates nerve cell reconnection

Conditions treated include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tendonitis (runner’s knee, tennis elbow)
Shin splints
Stress fractures


A highly effective treatment for pain that compliments primary treatment, electrotherapy (or TENS) suppresses pain by stimulating the release of the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. In this treatment, electrodes are placed near areas of pain to send pulses through the skin to promote wound healing and muscle rehabilitation.

Reduced localized inflammation
Increased blood flow
Muscle stimulation

Conditions treated include:
Acute and chronic joint pain
Degenerative joint disease (DJD)
Soft tissue injury to muscles or ligaments


Kinesiotaping® is a taping technique that provides support and stability to affected joints and muscles, helping to prevent injury, reduce inflammation and treat pain. Based on the body’s natural healing process, Kinesiotaping activates neurological and circulatory systems to speed up the rehabilitation process. By using a special elasticized tape, this technique will not impact circulation or range of motion.

Injury prevention or support
Reduced inflammation
Pain relief
Improved stability
Reduced muscle fatigue and swelling

Conditions treated include:
Athletic preventative injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Low back pain
Hamstring and rotator cuff injuries
Elbow and ankle strains
Plantar fasciitis
Pre- and post-surgical edema


Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to treat injury. These sound waves cause vibration of tissues, leading to the production of heat within the area to promote the healing process. This causes an increase in flexibility of the surrounding ligaments, tendons and joints.

Increased flexibility and range of motion
Reduced pain
Healing process
Conditions treated include
Joint pain
Athletic injuries and muscle strains
Muscle spasms

New to athletic therapy at A4A Therapy Clinic? Here’s what you need to know.

During your first visit, an athletic therapist will evaluate your current level of function through an examination to learn how your injury is affecting your daily activities. Treatment may involve hands-on joint and soft tissue massage. Affected joints and muscles may be moved through various stretches and movements to increase range of motion and flexibility.

You may be assigned at-home rehabilitation exercises to continue working on recovery.
Different types of manual therapy may be recommended as part of your plan to help you achieve optimal function.

A4A’s Functional Integrated Approach to Rehabilitation