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The way your body moves has a big impact on your health. 

Correcting movement issues to help alleviate pain will help you see how small changes can make a big difference in your day-to-day life.

What is kinesiology?

Putting it simply, kinesiology is the science of human movement, exercise and function. Kinesiologists are regulated health professionals with expert knowledge of human movement and the relationship between physical activity and health. The practice of Kinesiology involves the assessment of human movement and performance that is used to prevent, manage, rehabilitate, maintain, or enhance movement and performance.

As a kinesiologist, how can Desirée help you?

As a Registered Kinesiologist, Desirée is a regulated health care professional (regulated by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario) who specializes in human movement and performance.  She is an expert in understanding how and why people move the way they do.   Desirée will use an evidence-based active treatment model to correct body mechanics and restore mobility to injured areas, to improve function for your everyday life.   

Using movement and exercise as the tools to help manage, prevent, heal, and recover from injuries and chronic disease,  Desirée is committed to enhancing your quality of life. With 24 years of rehabilitation, ergonomics, exercise, health and wellness experience, along with science and evidence-based research, Desirée takes a whole person approach to help active agers, like you, meet their health and wellness goals.

How does it work?

By delivering services that improve the mobility, strength, endurance, and stability Desirée empowers you to improve your prospects for a healthy, independent lifestyle.  Desirée wil work with you to develop a customized treatment plan,  based on your current needs, helping you achieve your goals.  

Considering the factors which limit and enhance the capacity to move, Desirée understands the safety requirements and physical issues you are dealing with.  To ensure optimal care, Desirée will work collaboratively with all members of your health care team, and make referrals to other healthcare professional specialties, as necessary for a holistic approach.

Registered Kinesiologists are instrumental contributors to health and wellness!

Are registered kinesiologists represented by a professional governing body?

As of April 1, 2013 Kinesiologists became licensed to practice as regulated health professionals by the Province of Ontario. The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario is the body responsible for the licensing of individual Kinesiologists in the province.

  • The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario ensures standards of practice are adhered to, and provides recourse for the general public in the event of a complaint against a licensed Kinesiologist.
  • The Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) is the professional association which promotes the profession of kinesiology as an integral part of Ontario's healthcare team.
  • The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) advocates and promotes the advancement of the profession of kinesiology in Canada.
  • Registered Kinesiologists are also bound and insured with extensive errors and omissions liability coverage, with the additional option of general commercial and liability insurance coverage for those working in the community. Some professionals opt to increase their level and type of insurance coverage depending upon the nature of their professional activities.
  • To learn more, the OKA, CKA and the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario websites are excellent resources.

Move. Transform. Live.