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Learning more about the profession

How can a Kinesiologist help improve your health and well-being?

The primary role of a Kinesiologist is to evaluate physical activity, function & movement patterns to recommend and deliver solutions for health, exercise, sport, work and social settings.

Kinesiologists most often work one-to-one with you in your community or a clinic environment to help you achieve your health and wellness goals - Work examples include:

kinesiologist and client

  • Fitness Testing
  • Exercise Therapy for Injury and Chronic Disease
  • Ergonomics and Workplace Design
  • Disability & Case Management
  • Job Demands analysis
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Acquired Brain Injury Therapy
  • Nutritional Counselling
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Lifestyle & Physical Activity Planning

Kinesiology is important to your health

Professional (Practicing) Kinesiologists provide you with unique and valuable services that contribute to your health care and treatment. We work closely with you and other healthcare practitioners to help prevent and treat illness or injury; improve physical performance; manage the delivery of your individual health care plan; provide support in your rehabilitation and wellness management; and more. We can act as a 'bridge' to transition you from clinic-based treatment to your home, sport, community and work activities, often referred to as activities of daily living and help improve the reintegration process.

Practicing Kinesiologists work in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, with major employers (such as municipalities, crown corporations, construction companies, manufacturing organizations, and more), in recreation centres, educational institutions, with insurance carriers and in multi-disciplinary health clinics, and as independent consultants, often acting as part of a team with other allied health professionals.

Find a kinesiologist (often referred to as a 'kin') working in your neighbourhood or find a mobile kinesiologist who will come to you.

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