The short answer is NO! Athletic Therapy is a unique profession in Canada, and is mirrored by the Athletic Training profession in the United States. The rigorous education and certification process that all Certified Athletic Therapists undergo is very different from all other allied healthcare professions.
Over the next few weeks, I will post a series of Blog posts to explain the key differences between Athletic Therapy and other Allied Healthcare Professions, especially as they related to caring for athletes. An overwhelming theme is that most professionals are very good at what they do, but Athletic Therapists are best at what we do!