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NEED SOME HEALTH AND WELL-BEING SUPPORT? A KIN CAN HELP!


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL RECOVERY AND ASSESSMENT

Physical and mental health are critical to well-being. How does a Kinesiologist support personalized recovery through assessments and treatments using movement and physical activity programs?

A Kinesiologist will do the following:

  • Use science-based testing and knowledge to ensure effective assessment.
  • Select focused recovery goals and develop a plan to resolve the issue.
  • Work with you to develop your physical activity programs, experiences and goals.
  • Identify what counts as success and then determine assessment criteria to readjust programs or to ensure progression.
  • Encourage adherence to the physical activity program by allowing you to choose from a range of activities with similar movements and skills.
  • Regularly re-evaluate your progress and be responsive to data collected from observations, conversations, physical fitness testing and assignments.

THE STEPS TO INTERVENTION

Kinesiologists are specialists in the dynamics of human movement and its components. The primary means of intervention is movement with physical activity. The scope of the practice, and all underlying actions, is based on a wealth of science-based evidence that touches on prevention, fitness, rehabilitation, education and performance.

A Kinesiologist will work with you by:

  • Searching for pertinent information
  • Performing an initial or motivational interview
  • Identifying the intervention mandate
  • Choosing protocols and administering tests
  • Analyzing and interpreting results

Based on the results of the assessment, an intervention plan will be defined and executed, such as:

  • An active living, improved quality of life or physical activity program
  • An exercise program
  • An interdisciplinary intervention plan (that is, working with other health professionals)
  • A physical preparation plan for rehabilitation, athletic performance or other objectives

Intervention plans require appropriate professional supervision. Your Kinesiologist will adjust the program to help you achieve your goals while minimizing any risk of harm. Professional intervention can begin at any time, alone or in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team, in a medical or sport-performance situation. In addition to clinical intervention, Kinesiologists also provide consulting expertise to facilitate the adoption and reinforcement of healthy lifestyle habits.


Move. Transform. Live.