“THE PRACTICE OF KINESIOLOGY IS THE ASSESSMENT OF MOVEMENT, PERFORMANCE, FUNCTION, AND THE REHABILITATION, PREVENTION, AND MANAGEMENT OF DISORDERS TO MAINTAIN, REHABILITATE, OR ENHANCE MOVEMENT, PERFORMANCE, AND FUNCTION, IN THE AREAS OF SPORT, RECREATION, WORK, EXERCISE, AND ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING.” – BRITISH COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION OF KINESIOLOGISTS (BCAK)
Who are Kinesiologists?
Kinesiologists are human movement specialists who are University educated. They design and implement exercise programs which are based on in-depth postural analysis, functional movement screens, and strength/flexibility assessments. Kinesiology is not just rehabilitative, but preventative and promotes general wellness.
Kinesiology places a strong emphasis on prevention and movement enhancement. Kinesiologists utilize exercise to improve movement in order to achieve a better quality of life for individuals. Proper diet and exercise not only help in recovering from injury, but can also help prevent the development of many diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and many other common conditions.
Areas of practise include:
- Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation
- Health and Fitness
- Exercise Therapy
- Disability/Case/Health and Safety Management
- Ergonomics and Workplace Design
- Biomedical Technology and Research
What to Expect
Your initial appointment will be approx. 60mins long. Things that we will look at during the appointment include: health history, posture screen, strength and flexibility through functional testing.
Please wear loose fitting clothing that allow you to move comfortably. Shorts that can be rolled above the knee, and tanks that allow visibility of the shoulders and neck are preferred.
Follow up appointments run anywhere from 45-60mins, approximately. During this appointment you will go through a series of exercises, programmed specifically for you based on what was see during the initial appointment. Exercises may include stretching, strengthening, stability or mobility exercise. Each tailored program is designed based on the areas of improvement seen during the assessment and are specific to YOU and your abilities.
If you are interested in our kinesiology services, or have any specific questions regarding our treatment approach, we would love the opportunity to speak with you. Contact us today!