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Fee Structure

ATABC Fee Structure

Recommended Fee Guidelines

The fees set out in this Guideline are recommendations only and are intended to help members decide what fee they could charge for any particular service they may provide. These are not mandatory or enforceable fees, and a member is free to charge whatever fee that member decides would be reasonable in the circumstances, be it less or more that the fees set out herein.


Section 1 – Recommended Fee for Clinical Service

Assessment Fees per Visit:
Assessment of one problem area $80.00 – $140.00

Treatment Fees per Visit:
Treatment of one problem area and depends significantly on the circumstance and time
needed to treat $60.00 – $140.00

Fees based on time:
60 min Assessment or Treatment: $100.00 – $160.00
45 min Assessment or Treatment $80.00 – $120.00
30 min Assessment or Treatment: $60.00 – $100.00


Section 2 – Recommended Fee for Field Service

Description: Employment requiring on-site coverage of a sporting event without travel.

Qualification Salary ($/hour)
Certification Candidate with First Responder Certification* $20-25
Certified Athletic Therapist $35-90
** Additional charges may apply for events requiring travel.

* According to the Athletic Therapists Association of British Columbia Bylaws 3.4.3 A Certification Candidate
member may not invoice for professional services, unless the Certification Candidate member is authorized to do
so under another professional certifying body.

Event Coverage
Description: Employment requiring event coverage of a sporting event (i.e. tournaments or
training camps) with or without travel.
Qualification Salary ($/day)
Certification Candidate with First Responder Certification* $80.00 – $120.00
Certified Athletic Therapist $400.00 – $600.00
** Additional charges may apply for events requiring travel.


Section 3 – Narrative Medical Reports

Salary ($/day)
Preparing a Narrative Report (assessment, progress, discharge or medical legal reports) $100/hour
Completion of Forms $100/hour


Section 4 – Administrative Charges

Salary ($/day)
Photocopying of Records at cost
Transfer of Records (by mail, electronically or by courier) at cost
Expenses at cost
Supplies at retail

Travel Costs
Mileage may be charged at the Canada Revenue Agency rate, which is currently at $0.58/
km.


Section 5 – Notices

Athletic Therapy fees vary based on:
• Additional Designations held;
• Exceptional skill, expertise, areas of special practice;
• Unusual complexity of the condition being treated;
• Emergency call, or treatment required beyond regular practice hours.


Section 6 – Professional Opinion Fee

Services requiring a Certified Athletic Therapist’s professional expertise and opinion are charged at the same hourly rate as an Athletic Therapists therapeutic services (recommended fee $100-$160/hr, as above). 

Certified Athletic Therapists charge for their time at the hourly rate, according to the amount of time required to provide the service including time billed for: 

  • Court appearance as an expert or lay witness 
  • Preparation/writing of reports 
  • Telephone consultation  

Public Notification of Fee Structure
This ATABC fee for service guideline may be displayed on the Athletic Therapists
Association of British Columbia website, for public information.

Annual Review
The fee for service that is charged by a Certified Athletic Therapist is subject to review by
the ATABC Board of Directors.

All prices do not include tax.

Updated February 11, 2021