Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function, and incorporates the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and physical abilities to treat and prevent injury and chronic disease and improve movement and performance.
Kinesiologists complement other healthcare professionals with the wide range of their knowledge and broad scope of their practice. Here are some examples of what kinesiologists can bring to the team:
Provide prevention, promotion, treatment, and rehabilitation services to various health facilities, including mental health clinics and private clinics
Neuromusculoskeletal and functional evaluations
Ergonomics in workplace and occupational health cases
High-performance coaching and fitness training
Promoting public health
Clinical management and coordination
Case management for insurance companies
Personal training and physical condition coaching
Lecturing, instructing, and teaching
Promoting physical activity and adopting healthy and physically active lifestyles
Kinesiology is an evolving profession, continually adapting to changing client needs
Kinesiologists are Key Members of Health Care Teams. Insurance Companies are recognising the status of Kinesiologists in some provinces. One must request to add Kinesiology to your firm’s extended benefits package. click here for more information.
Kinesiologists can accept clients on a referral or a non-referral basis.
Sources: College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.