Yesterday, the World Health Organisation announced that COVID-19 had reached " pandemic " status. The Ontario government is expected soon to announce strategies and measures to move beyond the "containment phase" to the "community spread" phase to counter COVID-19.
Athletic Therapists, along with all other frontline healthcare practitioners, have a pivotal role and responsibility in mitigating the impacts in Ontario.
Who are Athletic Therapists?
A Certified Athletic Therapist (AT) utilizes contemporary rehabilitative techniques, therapeutic modalities, physical reconditioning and supportive techniques to promote optimal performance and prepares the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle.
WHAT IS THE OATA?
The Ontario Athletic Therapist Association (OATA) is the professional association that governs the practice of all Certified Athletic Therapists in the Province of Ontario. The OATA is a recognized arm of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and represents over 900 ATs across Ontario.