No doubt people who are new to Kinesiology have some serious questions about what Kinesiology is and how to go about getting started.
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the study of human movement, not strictly in sport, or physical activity but also activities of daily living such as walking up and down stairs, climbing into or out of a car, and so much more. By looking at skeletal alignment, muscle length, strength and range of motion of joints, Kinesiologists can determine exercises that will be beneficial to improve anyone’s movement and function. More specifically known as Active Rehabilitation, Kinesiologists can prescribe exercises and create programs that work to stretch, strengthen, and mobilize joints and muscles to improve upon injuries, movement, and function of daily life.
Our Kinesiologists provide services to a variety of individuals all with varying abilities and goals. Kinesiologists are adept at working within someone’s home, a care facility, and traditional gym settings. We can work with an individual and use what we have at our disposal to aid everyone in improving their life through movement.
Kinesiologists are equipped to work with individuals through ICBC, WCB, long and short term disability as well as those who are just looking for some personal training and exercise education.
With ICBC and WCB we can coordinate with your adjuster to prove funded Active Rehab sessions where we focus on improving mobility, main and other injuries through the use of exercises specifically chosen based on each individuals’ specific needs.
Our Kinesiologists are train to provide you with the information and steps you need to reach your goals of living a healthier and happier lifestyle.
What is Active Rehabilitation?
Active Rehabilitation is the use of exercise to target injury-related pain and deficits in function. Types of exercises include strengthening and stretching muscles to improve daily functional actions such as walking, pushing, pulling, lifting can be utilized to maintain activities of daily living such as feeding, showering, and cooking independently. Exercises can be modified for individuals with a range of abilities. No exercise program can’t be tailored to fit your needs!
Is Active Rehabilitation similar to Physiotherapy?
Active Rehabilitation differs from Physiotherapy in one main form: who is doing the treatment. What this means is that with Physiotherapy the therapist is applying treatment to the injured area, whether that be heat, stretching, traction, etc. When it comes to Active Rehabilitation, exercises are instead prescribed as a form of treatment, and the client is applying the treatment or doing the work. Therefore, through Active Rehabilitation our Kinesiologists are acting as your guide to exercise prescription for your specific injury but you, the client, are responsible for doing the work stretch, strengthen, and perform the exercises to improve your injury pain and function.
Who can benefit from Active Rehab with a Kinesiologist?
Anyone and everyone! The amazing thing about exercise is that it can be tailored to anyone and has a range of benefits. Exercise has been shown to improve one’s overall quality of life. By exercising and choosing a healthier lifestyle, those things that seemed so difficult before can be accomplished with ease!
Our Kinesiologists are available to book in clinic or for in home or in care facility treatment. Give us a call at 604 799 3080 for more information and to book in now.