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Kinesiology

What is Kinesiology?
The practice of Kinesiology is the assessment of movement, performance and function. It includes the rehabilitation, prevention and management of disorders to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement, performance and function. Kinesiologists focus in the areas of sport, recreation, work, exercise, and activities of daily living.

What can Kinesiology do for you?
Kinesiologists are highly educated health care professionals who are experts in body movement. They use evidence-based research to develop rehabilitation programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and performing at their optimum level. Kinesiologists believe in empowering people to look after their own health. They focus on prevention, wellbeing and productivity.

The Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) is the professional association which provides certification for Kinesiologists, helps uphold professional standards in the field, offers continuing education, and promotes public awareness of the science of kinesiology.

Services provided by Certified Kinesiologists include:

Musculoskeletal Assessment
Postural Evaluation and education
Rehabilitative and Functional Re-training Exercise
Fitness Conditioning for Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Training and Muscular Development
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Stroke Rehabilitation
Corporate Wellness Program Design and Implementation
Hydrotherapy
Gait Analysis
Work Site Assessment
Design/Re-design of Home or Office Workstations or Industrial Workstations


(As cited from the OKA)