Is kin the same as physio?
Kinesiology includes the study of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience. Your kinesiologist’s education includes human locomotion (human kinetics) impacts on health, performance, society, quality of life and wellness
Active rehabilitation is where the client plays an active role in the healing process. This differs from passive rehabilitation, where the client has to perform minimal to no work. In passive rehabilitation, the practitioners’ performs the movement for the client
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Along with your chiropractor and physiotherapist, your Burnaby kinesiologist is an important part of your healthcare team
What Does A Kinesiologist Do?
Your kinesiologist’s goals are to restore function and optimize human performance in your daily activities and in your workplace. They operate by applying exercise and movement science to promote health and well-being. They help to prevent, manage, rehabilitate injuries and to manage chronic diseases.
In a typical kinesiology sessions, exercise programs will be designed and tailored to fit your condition and your desired goals. This is done through analysis of your:
- Movement pattern
To put it briefly, your kinesiologist in Burnaby helps you move and live better, regain your physical strength, mobility, athletic conditioning and motor skills to achieve a better quality of life
Kinesiologists tend to work with:
- Patients with motor disorders or neurological disorders
- Athletes recovering from performance injuries
- Patients who are not injured but want to achieve personal fitness goals and to improve their quality of life
Kinesiology in Burnaby is a great way to heal and address the root cause of your injuries or enhance your movement capabilities with little to no side effects.
Your kinesiologist can work closely with you to:
- Assess workplace demands and provide workplace design services (ergonomics) to help prevent and recover from your injury
- Avoid injuries from occurring and you help recover from them when they do
- Help you excel in sport-specific activities
- Improve productivity and comfort in your workplace
- Manage chronic pain
- Prevent a variety of physical conditions
- Save money on future health expenses
Benefits of visiting your kinesiologist include:
- Better body mechanics and function
- Decrease in pain
- Exercise skills
- Improved outlook, confidence and life satisfaction
- Increase in strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
- Return to sports or recreation activities
- Weight loss
Is It Worth Seeing A Kinesiologist?
Active rehabilitation is important, as once it becomes neglected, your body and muscles become deconditioned. This can increase your risk of musculoskeletal (muscle or bone) injury from everyday activities. When you are injured, you tend to lose function of your limb. This can decrease the movement of your joint which can lead to less activity and wasting away of the muscles which can be detrimental.
When you lose function and range of motion of a limb, this can negatively impact not only your physical well-being but your social, emotional and mental health which can greatly impact your quality of life. This impact becomes greater as you age.
Exercise and active rehabilitation is important as it can strengthen your muscles and bones. This helps to:
- Challenge your brain
- Help ward off other chronic health conditions
- Improve your coordination
- Increase your awareness of the body
- Support your body
Who Should See A Kinesiologist?
Kinesiology is the study of human movement, designed to help you move and function more optimally in your everyday life and at work. Kinesiology is an option for individuals who would like to work towards more optimal functional movements. This includes:
- Individuals who are recovering from accidents
- Performance injuries (athletes)
- Rehabilitating from car accidents, work incidents
Your kinesiologist has the ability to create exercise programs for individuals with health conditions. They are knowledgeable in lifestyle changes and weight loss. Individuals wanting to learn more about their body and how to perform exercises to improve their strength and mobility and correct their posture are great clientele for kinesiologists.
Kinesiologists address your entire body as a whole rather than zoomed in on a specific location. By addressing the overall health and wellness of your body, your kinesiologist prepares your body for longevity so that you are able to continue the activities and career that you love and bring you joy
How Do I Become A Kinesiologist In BC
Your North Burnaby kinesiologist will have completed a 4 year undergraduate bachelor degree. Becoming provincially registered requires the proper pre-requisites and undergraduate degree along with being CPR & Standard First Aid certified.
Most kinesiologists focus on injury assessment and rehabilitation. Many other health professionals will also have degrees in kinesiology. Oftentimes, practitioners start off as kinesiologists during the beginning of their educational journey. It is common to meet sports med, mental health and physical fitness professionals who have a kinesiology background
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