Technically speaking, kinesiology is the science of human movement, performance and function. Exercise is used as an active form of treatment to improve movement, strength, flexibility and balance to overall enhance quality of life. Evidence-based research is used to assess, treat and help prevent injury and disease. Helping with diabetes, hypertension and chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis.
A Kinesiologist is a university educated, regulated health professional. Well, what does that mean? To be apart of the College of Kinesiologist of Ontario (the governing body) you must have at least a four year undergraduate degree from a university, submit a criminal record check and pass the provincial board exam. Then you will be able to call yourself a Registered Kinesiologist or R.Kin.
Kinesiologists perform a thorough assessment, which includes an in-depth health history, physical assessment and goal setting. They design the treatment plan which can include a combination of: