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Athletic Therapy in Dartmouth,Halifax

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Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.

Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist’s goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

Athletic Therapists can:

  • Assess and evaluate sports-related injuries and conditions
  • Develop customized treatment plans and rehabilitation programs
  • Utilize therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, low-level laser Therapy (LLLT), electrical stimulation, ice, and heat
  • Offer manual therapy techniques including massage, cupping and joint mobilizations
  • Educate on injury prevention strategies and proper biomechanics
  • Administer taping, bracing, and splinting techniques for injury support and prevention
  • Conduct sport-specific strengthening and conditioning exercises
  • Assist in the return-to-play process after injury, ensuring safe and effective rehabilitation

Liam Toomey

Liam Toomey,
Athletic Therapist

Liam Toomey

Athletic Therapist

Liam Graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2023. Liam received his Athletic Therapy certification in July of 2023 and has extensive experience providing field coverages for a variety of events, including the East Hants Penguins of the NSJHL, the Halifax Wanderers U21 Soccer team, and the North American Indigenous Games.

As an Athletic Therapist, Liam has extensive knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. Liam uses this knowledge to create personalized rehabilitation plans to return people to their pre-injury levels. Liam is a strong believer in preventative maintenance, helping people to build strength and increase mobility to prevent injuries before they occur.