What is Athletic Therapy?

Athletic Therapy specializes in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic muscle, bone and joint injuries as they pertain to both athletic and everyday activities.

Athletic Therapists treat a wide range of patients and injuries, from young children suffering from sprains and fractures to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various treatment techniques such as massage, stretching, prescriptive exercise and other heat and electrical modalities (including interferential current, pre-mod, and TENS).

What is the difference between Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists?

Athletic Therapists are musculoskeletal injury specialists and therefore focus on the assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. As a result, they follow the sports medicine model of rehabilitation, which does not involve the treatment of respiratory, cardiovascular and major neurological conditions.

If I’m not a competitive athlete, can I still see an Athletic Therapist?

Absolutely! While the name may be deceiving, Athletic Therapy can be tailored to suit any individual’s needs. The primary goal of any Athletic Therapist is to help any injured individual get back to what they want to do!

What should I bring/expect from my first appointment?

For any Athletic Therapy treatment, please bring with you a pair of shorts and a tank top/t-shirt.

During the first appointment, the majority of the time will be spent conducting an in-depth initial assessment followed by a short treatment. The assessment is used to determine the nature and severity of your injury while also providing valuable information to create a follow-up treatment plan.

Subsequent treatments incorporate a combination of manual therapy techniques, heat and electrical modality application, prescriptive exercise and home care programming.

Some injuries/conditions that Athletic Therapy can treat…
* Minor to major muscle strains and ligament sprains
* Headaches
* Whiplash
* Concussion rehabilitation
* Rotator cuff tears
* Shoulder impingement
* Frozen shoulder
* Low back pain
* ACL tears
* Meniscus tears
* Pre or post-surgical rehabilitation and strengthening

**The injuries and conditions that Athletic Therapy can treat extend beyond this list. Please feel free to contact us to see if Athletic Therapy can benefit you.

Registered Massage Therapists have attended regulatory colleges and have completed the minimum entry to practice education of over 2200 hours of instruction including two years of academic and practical/clinical education. All Massage Therapists at Hekla Acupuncture & Wellness are registered with the Massage Therapist Association of Manitoba.

 

Remedial Massage Therapy (Swedish)
Massage therapy treatment including assessment of muscular and skeletal landmarks focused to the clients concern. Treatment will include a mixture of Swedish techniques along with various intrinsic and extrinsic techniques.

30 – Minute……………………….$42.00
45 – Minute……………………….$59.06
60 – Minute……………………….$78.75
90 – Minute……………………….$115.50

Cupping Massage
Cupping Massage brings Eastern and Western Medicine together. It allows for a unique approach to the fascia and body tissues, having an ability to affect deeper tissue, remove fascial restrictions, and increase range of motion. Cupping Massage is also beneficial for reducing inflammation, relieving muscle spasm, reducing stress, and assisting with movement within the lymphatic system.

30 – Minute……………………….$42.00
45 – Minute……………………….$59.06
60 – Minute……………………….$78.75
90 – Minute……………………….$115.50

Hot Stone Massage
Basalt river rocks are heated and used in a variety of different movements and placements during the massage therapy treatment. The warmth of the stones during treatment increases comfort and helps deepen relaxation.

60 – Minute……………………….$78.75
90 – Minute……………………….$115.50
Additional $15 charge for this service.

Aromatherapy Massage
An essential oil aromatherapy blend of your choice is infused into your massage therapy treatment.

30 – Minute……………………….$42.00
45 – Minute……………………….$59.06
60 – Minute……………………….$78.75
90 – Minute……………………….$115.50
Additional $10 charge for this service.

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Direct Billing

Direct Billing is available for Registered Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy.  It is available for most insurance companies. Additional treatment add-ons do not apply under insurance coverage.

First Time Visit

A few things to keep in mind with your first visit…

Please review your insurance plan details, some plans require a doctor’s note or deductible. Please bring the original Doctor’s note, if required, and we will keep a photocopy of it on file as well as a photocopy of your health insurance card for future reference.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your first appointment so we can complete any additional paperwork and forms required.

We require 24 hour cancellation notice should you not be able to make your appointment. There will be a treatment charge for cancellations less than 24hours notice and for missed appointments. All prices are subject to change.