Athletic therapy in itself today has become so vast that it encompasses various methods and dimensions with it. So much so that it has become a completely independent field of study. Many of the injured athletes these days are advised to try out athletic therapy before going for surgery. ‘Prevention is better than reaction’. This proverb is often touted by many practitioners, but the truth is that there are barely any complex medical procedures that help you ‘prevent’ an injury. That is where athletic therapy chimes in its usage again. It is used for the assessment of physical function, the treatment of dysfunction caused by pain and/or injury in order to develop, maintain and maximise independence and prevent dysfunction.
Along with injured athletes, the user group also extends, but is not limited to people with musculoskeletal injuries like active individuals, individuals with heavy work, motor vehicle accident injuries, recreational athletes, professional athletes and competitive amateur athletes.
It is also used for prolonged and chronic ailments like back pain, muscular spasms, knee pain and any other ailment that prevents you from continuing your on-going physical activity. Like a sprain in the ankle, twitching of the knee for an active runner, can all be controlled and cured by athletic therapy.