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Athletic Therapy Clinic

The School's Athletic Therapy Clinic delivers prompt and professional care to students, staff and faculty, as well as the general public. The clinic is a fully functional treatment centre with the very latest in equipment and modalities, including Swim-Ex for aqua therapy.

List of services

The Athletic Therapy Clinic is involved in developing community-accessible athletic therapy programs and research studies. In doing so, it provides clients with the opportunity to contribute to — and benefit from — the highest quality preventative and therapeutic care.

Using a SwimEx 700 physical therapy resistance pool, clients are treated with isokinetic aquatic therapy and rehab. The SwimEx pool is located in a separate area within the clinic, with a private changing room and shower. The resistance pool has adjustable platforms for depth, adjustable water current and water temperature control. There are two viewing windows on either side of the pool, should filming or observing the activity be needed.

Common uses for the aqua therapy pool

  • Post-surgical rehab
  • Strengthening and conditioning for low-mobility clients (e.g., arthritis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, etc)
  • Intense strengthening and conditioning for athletes

*Certain criteria must be met for eligibility for aqua therapy. Please contact us for further information.

The Clinic is staffed by athletic therapy internship students and supervised by certified athletic therapists. Upon arrival at the Athletic Therapy Clinic, clients are met by a student intern who gathers information on medical history and performs a physical evaluation in order to arrive at a treatment plan. Each plan is overviewed by a supervisor who ensures that all appropriate tests and enquiries have been made. Only once a proper course of action is identified does treatment begin.

The Biodex Balance System SD is intended to fulfill the needs of anyone wishing to enhance balance, boost agility, build muscular tone, and treat a wide range of disorders.  It allows the therapist to perform several balance-related tests, including the following:

  • Fall Risk Screening
  • m-CTSIB
  • BESS

It also provides multiple training programs designed to work on balance, motor control, and limits of stability.

Equipment for NeuroCom EquiTest Computerized Dynamic Posturography

The NeuroCom EquiTest Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) provides objective assessments of balance control and postural stability under static or dynamic environment conditions and under stable or unstable support conditions designed to reflect the challenges of daily life. CDP is a valuable tool to assess the balance of people in particular those with neurological issues.

The strength of a variety of joints can be tested with the HUMAC NORM Isokinetic Dynamometer. Isokinetic testing is an ideal method to determine the true force output of a muscle group after an injury or surgery, and is an effective tool to help determine safe and effective return to sport or activity. The beneficial mechanism of an isokinetic device is the movement at a constant angular velocity thereby increasing participant safety and reducing the risk of injury.


The Athletic Therapy Clinic is a fully functional treatment centre with the very best equipment and modalities:

  • Compression sleeves
  • Continuous Passive ROM
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrical modalities: TENS, IFC, MENS, Highvolt
  • Exercise area
  • Game Ready unit
  • Portable whirlpool
  • Swim-ex aquatic therapy pool with underwater treadmill
  • Thermotherapy
  • Ultrasound
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