Who are Kinesiologists?

Areas of Practice for Kinesiologists

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Kinesiologists are human movement specialists who provide exercise and lifestyle-based services to enhance your health.

Professional (Practicing) Kinesiologists are trained to provide services in a variety of areas

Find out more below about areas of practice for Kinesiologists and how we can help you with injury assessment, rehabilitation and prevention, chronic disease treatment, and preventative maintenance for your health and well-being.

Click in the box(es) below to read more about each practice area:

Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation

We provide functional assessment and treatment services for the rehabilitation of people suffering from physical injuries sustained at work, in automobile collisions, in sports and other life activities.

One of our primary services is active rehabilitation, which consists of the assessment of physical function followed by the implementation and progression of an individually structured and tailored exercise program to enhance and promote the safe and dependable return to an individual’s regular life activities.

We can also perform specialized services, such as biomechanical analysis of injury, conduct job demands analysis, and functional capacity evaluations in relation to an individual’s occupational requirements.

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Health and Fitness

Kinesiologists design and conduct health and wellness programs for all age groups, teach and organize courses and workshops in health promotion, including general fitness, sport performance, athletic training, human nutrition and general issues related to a person’s physical well-being.

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Exercise Therapy

We provide exercise and lifestyle-based services to enhance the lives of those suffering from chronic diseases or physical and neurological injuries, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, autism spectrum disorder, osteoporosis, arthritis, and traumatic brain injury.

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Disability/Case/Health and Safety Management

Kinesiologists proactively assist clients by planning and arranging services to facilitate a safe return to work and to improve other activities of daily living. In cases where a return to work is not possible, we assist in determining the level of impairment and job retraining required. Other related services can include job coaching and insurance or health benefit claim management.

Kinesiologists are also employed in the capacity of health and safety managers, where we assess and monitor employee physical abilities in occupations which place high or unique physical demands on employees. A kinesiologist’s knowledge of the effects physical stress and workload has on the human body makes us ideally suited for this type of position.

We can be integral to the employee recruitment, training, monitoring and assessment of physical abilities of employees on an ongoing basis. We also manage and implement employee health and wellness programs.

Kinesiologists design and conduct health and wellness programs for all age groups. We teach and organize courses and workshops in health promotion including general fitness, sport performance, athletic training, human nutrition and general issues related to a person’s physical well-being.

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Biomedical Technology and Research

Kinesiologists provide gait analysis services to assist with footwear selection and orthotic fitting, along with assistance selecting and fitting bracing products, typically for the foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist. Many kinesiologists also serve as sales representatives for biomedical technology companies and conduct research for private companies, universities, non-profit or government agencies related to the interaction of the human body with the environment.

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Additional Practice Areas and Strengths:

Professional kinesiologists can practice in a number of areas such as working with youth; performance coaching for athletes; support for seniors; ergonomics; workplace analysis and design; working with clients to improve mental health and to support addiction recovery.

Active Health and Fitness to improve Mental Health & support Addiction Recovery

Kinesiologists develop customized programs to improve mental health by improving fitness, focus and energy through exercise prescription and therapy. Increased activity can reduce depress and stress, and help you better manage your mental health.

Exercise therapy can also provide necessary support for addicition recovery by providing healthy coping mechanisms that will make you feel better, heal your body, improve sleep and provide you with needed structure and routine.

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Performance Coaching

Kinesiologists work with athletes to recover from injury, to prevent injury, or to improve overall or specific performance. We provide the knowledge and skills to analyze the areas for improvement or recovery and build a plan with you to help you meet the challenges you face.

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Support for Seniors to maintain Active Health, Mental Health & Fitness

Kinesiologists work with seniors to develop customized programs to improve and maintain mobility, health and well-being during their "Third Age" (aka the golden years). We help you build physical activity into your routine to prevent disease, such as lung and heart disease; to manage chronic pain (e.g. from arthritis) and conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease; to reduce the risk of falls; and to improve cognitive functional and mental health.

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Ergonomics, Workplace Analysis and Design

Kinesiologists provide physical demands analysis in the workplace to reduce and prevent the occupational risk of musculoskeletal injuries. We identify and assess risk factors and analyze, design, or adapt workplace conditions to reduce injury risk and develop activities for daily living (ADL) retraining as required.

We provide worker safety education and injury prevention training on posture related to lifting, bending, carrying sitting and standing.

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As Practicing Kinesiologists, we are focused on helping you feel better, move better and live better, more active lives.

Use our Find a Kin page to find a Kinesiologist that provides the specialized services you need, in your area. Please note that Kinesiologists deliver services in-person or virtually, through telehealth platforms. If you need an exercise prescription delivered via telehealth (virtual) services, we can provide exercise therapy for improving or maintaining your health and wellness, or for recovering from injury or disease.

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