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Athletic therapists are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation, and provide immediate care and reconditioning for all active individuals. Most athletic therapists provide emergency, on-field and clinical care of musculoskeletal injuries for professional and recreational athletes and facilitate a safe return to participation in sport and recreation activities. They also help athletes and active individuals prevent injury and improve their physical capabilities and active lifestyles. Others may work with the general public by providing aid in post-surgery recovery. Athletic therapists work with professional sports teams and in private practice. (alis)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- Careers in Athletic Therapy - info and member spotlights from CATA
- What do athletic trainers do? - National Athletic Trainers Association (U.S.)
- Sokanu - occupational profile and videos
- Physiotherapy vs Athletic Therapy – What is the Difference (pdf) - Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba Newsletter
- Behind The Scenes: Athletic Therapy - NHL Winnipeg Jets News
- UM Today Article: The doctor is in (the Olympics) - profile of AT at the Olympics
- Profile: NHL Athletic Therapist (pdf) - article from On Manitoba, U of M Alumni Association
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- CATA Accredited Institutions (Canada) - list of programs
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (U.S.) - Program Search
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Reports (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- NATA Salary Survey (U.S.) - see '25th Percentile Salary Guidelines for Employers'
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- Manitoba Athletic Therapy Association (MATA)
- Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) - U.S. association
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- U Sports (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport)
- National College Athletics Association (U.S)
- Canada's National Sport Organizations (NSOs) - listing from Own The Podium
- National Women's Soccer League
- Major League Soccer
- Canadian Football League
- National Women's Hockey League - Teams
- National Hockey League - Teams
- National Football League - Teams
- National Basketball Association - Teams
- Women's National Basketball Association
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