Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI) is a recently founded professional organisation responsible for the promotion, regulation, and continued education of Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists.
ARTI is dedicated to ensuring that all Certified Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists provide the highest quality of care to all patients and athletes. This is achieved by reinforcing the emphasis on evidence-based practice through mandatory continued professional development (CPD) and through the maintenance of emergency care certification.
Given the wide variety of allied health professions involved in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation it is important that ARTC’s can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and ARTI hopes to work closely with the representative bodies of these professions to further communication and knowledge in the field of sports medicine.
ARTI is involved in the worldwide advancement of the Athletic Therapy, Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy and Athletic Training professions through its membership of the European Society of Athletic Therapy and Training (ESATT), and its constructive partnerships with the World Federation of Athletic Therapy and Training (WFATT) and other national governing bodies such as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA – USA) and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA).
The new board for 2013 is as follows:
President: Paul Berry
Secretary: Enda Whyte
Vice President: Siobhán O Connor
Treasurer: Cillian Mac Suibhne
PRO: Roy Brennan
Assistant PRO: John Coyle
Board Members: Damien Sheehan Fiona McVeigh Michael Donohoe