Prairie Manual Therapy
Athletic therapists (ATs) are experts in the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury and pain.
Athletic therapists work in field and clinical settings, caring for both acute and chronic injuries. On the field, ATs provide emergency first aid, supportive taping, and injury management. In the clinic, ATs assess posture, mobility, strength, and balance, and treat using manual techniques and exercises to address any deficits.
Do I need to be “athletic” to see an athletic therapist?
Athletic therapy is for everybody, because every body has muscles, bones, and joints, that sometimes just need a little TLC.
Advanced Massage Therapy
Advanced massage therapy aims to treat dysfunctions of the soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The goal is to increase mobility of the tissue and joints as well as to improve blood flow and lymphatic circulation to the area of dysfunction. This in turn, aids to create conditions that encourages your body to return to normal health. Our therapists have extensive knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology which help them to determine the appropriate approach to treatment for each individual. Our therapists have also furthered their studies in cranio-sacral therapy, visceral manipulation and joint mobilization. These techniques may be incorporated in a massage therapy treatment depending on the therapist’s findings.
The first appointment involves a thorough health history consultation and assessment. Each patient’s unique needs are considered during this time to allow your therapist to develop a specific treatment plan.
General Massage Therapy
General Massage Therapy treatments are ideal for those who suffer from general or acute aches and pains, but can also be extremely beneficial for people seeking to acquire balance and tranquility during times of stress and emotional tension.
Osteopathy is a natural therapy and science based on precise palpatory treatment. Its objective is to liberate the different tissues of the organism by freeing the mechanical constraints which prevent them from accomplishing their natural functions.
Osteopathic manual therapists look at the anatomical, physiological and mechanical interrelationships between the systems in the body. The therapeutic goal of osteopathy is to address the cause of the dysfunctions and not just the symptoms thus promoting equilibrium and health of the patient globally. For more information, please visit the Manitoba Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists at www.osteopathymanitoba.org.