Best known for treating professional and elite athletes, CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPISTS are experts in rapidly rehabilitating injuries sustained by everyone, from kids with concussions, to seniors recovering from hip surgery.

Athletic Therapists are

  • experts in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries to your muscles, bones and joints
  • Skilled in active rehabilitation that assesses the whole body and treats the cause
  • Trained in concussion recognition, management and safe return-to-play

Athletic Therapists TREAT

  • Common injuries from falls, daily activities and sports
  • Chronic and recurring conditions, pre-surgery and post-surgery
  • Emergencies at sporting events such as concussion, fractures, and spinal injuries
  • Workplace and motor vehicle accidents

Not an athlete, no problem

Kootenay Athletic Therapy is passionate about helping individuals do what they love best, pain free. You do not need to be an elite athlete to use our services; you must simply possess a healthy appetite for staying active.

what to expect

After gathering a detailed history of your injury, your initial visit will include a functional head to toe movement scan and a thorough evaluation. You will receive an initial treatment, which may include soft tissue release, joint mobilization, ultrasound and taping. Most importantly, you will be given corrective home exercises that are specifically targeted to your unique needs and will allow you take charge of your injury and get back on track. 


While Athletic Therapy is not covered by the BC Medical Services Plan. Many extended health plans cover Athletic Therapy treatments with a doctor’s referral. As all plans are different, it is best that you contact your individual plan administrator to verify the extent of your coverage. In the event that our services are not covered, please let us know as we may be able to assist you in having it added to your plan.


The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association was established in 1965 born out of a need for Highly Trained Professionals dedicated to the keeping Canadian High Performance athletes healthy and at their peak performance 12 months a year.

A Certified Athletic Therapist is a graduate of an accredited degree program specializing in the prevention, immediate care and rehabilitation of orthopeadic injuries sustained by athletes and active individuals. Upon the graduation and the collection of 1200 hours of practical field and clinical experience, each member must pass a National Board Exam to receive the designation of Certified Athletic Therapist. All Certified members must satisfy ongoing continuing education requirements.

I would strongly recommend Ms. Christy Nichol as one of the best therapist in the Kootenays. After 5 years of looking for a therapist, spending thousand of dollars and getting very discouraged, my life has changed. I can now walk and spend a day without pain.
— Louise Raymond, Artist Director - Malicounda Dance Company.