Sports physical therapy


To help keep you in the game.

In Canada, a Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT©) is a health care practitioner skilled in the prevention, identification, intervention, management and treatment of emergency, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries to the physically active. Such injuries and/or conditions are sustained either at work or through involvement in recreational or sporting activities.
There are three main areas of patient care and service that an Athletic Therapist may provide:


Treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

2-Sports First Responder Coverage:

Recognition, evaluation and emergency care of acute urgent injuries such as concussion management, wound care, spinals, fractures, etc. Attempt to prevent further injury by implementing proper pre-event warm-up and prophylactic/taping support.

3-Performance Training:

Implementing strength, conditioning and flexibility exercise programs for individual, sport-specific or group needs.

Taping Course:

We offer practical Taping/Prophylactic Support Seminars for Coaches, Managers and Parents throughout the year to learn basic taping techniques for when an athletic therapist is not available on-site. Techniques such as ankle and wrist tapings are covered.

To contact one of our Sports Coordinators about our onsite Athletic Therapy Services, please click here or call  514.684.9073.


An Athletic Therapist is an integral member of any sports team. At Cappino, our therapists are committed to maximize the performance and welfare of each athlete.

mario-1-150x150MARIO STARNINO,B.Sc., CAT(C), P-DTR®, FRCms, NKT®

Mario graduated from Concordia University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science: Specialization Athletic Therapy. He got certified as an Athletic Therapist in June 2013 and continues his education through seminars around the world. He has completed all levels of NKT® (Neurokinetic Therapy) and is currently studying P-DTR® (Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex). Doing his internships at John Abbott College and with the Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue Rugby Club has allowed him to work extensively with a variety of different sports and injuries. Mario is dedicated on helping people by correcting movement patterns and implementing exercises. Taking a global approach to resolvingpain and not just focusing on symptom management leads to an overall complete recovery.

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do” – Bruce Lee