- PT - Physical Therapy
A Physical Therapist is a health care professional who evaluates and treats people with health problems resulting from injury or disease. Physical Therapists assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, as well as performance of daily living activities. Treatments vary based on the practice setting but include therapeutic exercise, cardiovascular training, joint mobilization, modalities such as e-stim, ultrasound and home exercise programs. Physical therapists typically complete an undergraduate program of study prior to acceptance into an accredited Physical Therapy program. Most programs require three years of further training.
- ATC - Certified Athletic Trainer
A Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated and skilled member of the health care team. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals, the Athletic Trainer functions to provide services to secondary schools, colleges, universities and professional athletic programs. Certified Athletic Trainers have completed the requirements for certification through the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification.
- SCS - Sports Credentialed Specialist
A Sports Credentialed Specialist is a Physical Therapist who has completed at least five years of practice, 2000 hours of direct patient care in the area of sports physical therapy as well as a course in CPR and emergency care. In addition, the Physical Therapist must pass an examination administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. They must re-certify every 10 years to keep current on trends relating to the specialty.
- CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist is a professional who applies scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving performance. They conduct sports-specific training sessions, design and implement safe and effective training programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. A CSCS holds, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree by an accredited institution. The CSCS is the only strength and conditioning certification nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
- Cert MDT - Certificate in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine
A Cert MDT is a Physical Therapist who specializes in the treatment of the spine utilizing the McKenzie Method. The McKenzie Method is a comprehensive evaluation; treatment and prevention program utilizing fundamental movement patterns and developing a treatment plan based on the results. In order to become certified, the therapist must complete a four part series of instruction along with a written and practical examination.
- Astym - Certified Provider
Astym treatment is used only by those who have completed comprehensive training and certification. Training consists of pre-reading and tests, specific thorough treatment, lab time and certification testing.