Athletic Therapy

The Dome

Athletic therapy

Athletic Therapy

at The Dome Red Deer

To provide comprehensive and specialized injury rehabilitation and therapy for a wide range of needs.

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Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in the prevention, emergency care, assessment and
rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries (muscles, joints, ligaments, bones). Through an active rehab approach, athletic
therapy can include clinic modalities as well as exercises, and patient education to learn about lifestyle factors that can
help you get back to doing what you enjoy faster.

Athletic therapy services are not limited to athletes alone. Whether it’s lifting an infant into your arms, running
for the bus or bending down to work on your garden, people move and exert their bodies constantly… sometimes feeling
pain from those movements. Those are reasons enough to seek athletic therapy services.

Athletic therapists specialize in treating injuries to muscles, bones and joints. This would include (but not
limited to) strains, sprains, pre/post-surgery rehab, chronic injuries, and injuries from Motor-vehicle
accidents. Services can also be provided to those dealing with concussions.

Athletic therapy may be covered by your extended health benefits carrier, depending on the package your employer has
chosen. It is not covered by all of the insurance companies, so it is recommended for you to check what is covered and if
Athletic Therapy is not included, you can request it to be added to your plan.

Athletic therapists specialize on musculoskeletal injuries & rehab, while Physiotherapists have more scope with regards
to neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular health issues. However, BOTH professions have a focus on prevention of
injury, proper assessments, acute and chronic injury management, as well as maintaining a high standard of professional


What is PEMF?
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology (“PEMF”) is a wellness modality with a variety of
benefits. While the concept seems modern, the use of electromagnetic fields for wellness
actually dates back to the 19th century and has a rich history of scientific discovery.
Capitalizing on the intelligence and holistic nature of the body, the pulsing field introduces an
electromagnetic charge to the cells, stimulating and exercising them.
Rather than treating or addressing injuries or illnesses, the cells use the supplemental energy
from PEMF to better perform their many jobs—relaxing the body to assist with muscle fatigue,
providing full-body energy, and enhancing the natural recovery process.


ARP stands for “Accelerated, Recovery, Performance.” This machine is a type of electrical
stimulation device for the nervous system to help relax and elongate muscles, promoting
healing and less scar tissue.
During an ARP session, clinically appropriate levels of direct current are used to penetrate
injured muscle tissue and break down existing scar tissue. ARP’s primary use is for the
rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.


Josh Calderon

Therapists - Strength Coach

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