How can a Kinesiologist help improve your health and well-being?
Watch this video produced for 2020 national KinWeek to hear from some of our province-wide Kinesiologists about the services they provide, and how they can help support you to live a healthier, active life; recover from injury; or manage chronic disease, mental health and/or addiction issues.
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:
- 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
- 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.