Kinesiology Therapy For:
Healthier daily living o
Healthier, safer workplaces o
Safe return to work programs o
Improved overall health and wellness o
Indepenent physical health management o
Improved strength & conditioning o
Improved flexibility and movement o
What is Kinesiology?
o Better work and sport performance
o Reduced incidence of pain and discomfort
o Reduced incidence of disease and injury
o Improved balance and proprioception
o Improved functional performance
o Faster recovery from injury
o Weight management
Kinesiology is the science of human movement
and the relationship between physical activity and health. Registered
Kinesiologists (R. Kin) specialize in the assessment of human movement, performance, and physical function.
In Canada, kinesiologists are required to complete four years of full time study at a recognized university. The program
focuses on anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, epidemiology, ergonomics, athletic therapy, psychomotor behaviour and learning,
sport psychology and health promotion.
Kinesiology is applied in many areas and the Kinesiologist works in a variety of roles in both the public and private sector.
Kinesiologists are involved in the rehabilitation, prevention, and management of disorders to maintain, rehabilitate,
or enhance movement, function
in the areas of sport, recreation, work and exercise.
Kinesiologists also provide consulting services, conduct research, and develop policies related to rehabilitation, human motor
performance, ergonomics, and occupational health and safety.
In 2007, federal legislation was passed, ammeding the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations to include provisions
for ergonomics related hazards. All federally regulated employers are required to take the prescribed steps to prevent and
protect against ergonomic related hazards in the workplace
. For more information on the legislation please
involves an individualized dynamic set of exercises tailored to your
fitness needs and desired goals, from weight loss, toning & shaping, pre & post-natal conditioning, to functional high
performance sport-specific training, pre-habilition & post-rehabilitation conditioning. For more information on
Conditioning & Specialty programs
please click here
REHABILITATION THERAPY & POST-REHABILITATION CONDITIONING
is designed to restore physical
function, optimize performance and return damaged tissues to pre-injury state via therapeutic exercise and patient education.
is a comprehensive fitness appraisal and movement analysis, evaluating body
composition, musculoskeletal fitness, functional movement patterns, and cardiovascular fitness. Functional testing is useful in
identifying areas of physical strength and weaknesses, establishes a baseline of your current fitness level, defines proper goal
setting, screens for potential health or injury risk, and provides a basis to monitor progress.
OFFICE/WORK-SITE ERGONOMIC ASSESSMENT
is an in-depth physical demands analysis (PDA) or job-site
assessment (JSA) conducted in the workplace to assess an individual's essential duties and corresponding physical demands. A
comprehensive report is included with recommendations for engineering and/or administrative modifications in the workplace.
Specific employment tasks and duties will be assessed and job classifications are referenced to the Dictionary of
and/or the National Occupational Classification
. Ergonomics is the science that measures and
assesses human performance, ensuring physical and biomechanical safety of workers and a means for improving work efficiency and
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES EVALUATION
measures and objectively quantifies an individual's ability to
perform specific activities and essential employment tasks. The functional testing protocol is designed to identify physical
ability or capacity, degree of impairment or disability, and functional limitations (i.e., strength, endurance, dexterity,
range of motion, postural etc.). Results of an FAE help to facilitate a safe and timely return to the workplace, determines
the extent of physical impairment following a motor vehicle collision or personal injury claim, and provides objective clinical
measures for health care professionals.
is conducted at the individual's residence to identify pre-injury activities
of daily living, including but not limited to, personal care, housekeeping, home maintenance, transportation, and outdoor work.
A comprehensive report is included detailing activity of daily living requirements with recommendations related to safety
concerns, home layout modifications, assistive devices and/or external assistance.
CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTIC THERAPY
provides support and cushion to your feet, helps to restore the
normal balance and alignment of your body, and may alleviate or manage pain and discomfort from abnormal foot function.
for upper and lower extremities designed to protect, support, stabilize
and/or unload joints.
EDUCATIONAL LECTURES & COURSES
presenting various health related topics including, but not
limited to, back schools, office/work-site ergonomics, chiropractic therapy and performance, nutrition, stress management and
fitness. For information on First Aid, CPR and/or AED certification courses please click here