Athletic therapists follow the Sports Medicine Model of care. Whether you have a dislocated knee or are recovering from a knee replacement, an athletic therapist can help. A local athletic therapist may use manual therapies, trigger point release, exercises and stretching, bracing and myofascial release techniques. There are actually quite a few similarities between a local athletic therapist and a physiotherapist. Your athletic therapist may work with your local physiotherapist and local family physician to create your ideal rehabilitation, recovery or overall well-being plan.