What is a Kinesiologist?

What is a Kinesiologist?

January 18, 2022

WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY?

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement and its components (anatomical, physiological, neurological, biochemical, biomechanical, neuromotor, psychological) in interaction with the environment. In simpler terms, it is also called Human Kinetics or the scientific study of human movement. The term actually comes from the Greek word "kinesis" which means "to move". 

WHAT IS A KINESIOLOGIST?

A Kinesiologist is a University-educated health professional which applies exercise and movement science to promote health and wellbeing; prevent, manage, and rehabilitate injuries; treat illness and chronic disease; restore function, and optimize human performance in an individual's life. They are Human Movement Specialists which are specifically trained in helping you move well, be well! With many Kinesiologists, their initial Bachelor's Degree they receive is just the basis for further training, specializations, and advancements. 

SEEING A KINESIOLOGIST

Seeing a Kinesiologist, you will work one-on-one with someone which is a Human Movement Specialist that understands how the body moves as a whole and more specifically with injuries, chronic conditions, traumas like whiplash or concussions, and complex cases like surgeries and musculoskeletal conditions. This is very beneficial in getting the specific care suited to your needs and lifestyle.

In a Kinesiology assessment, they will analyse and assess the way you move, looking at imbalances, strengths and weaknesses, movement patterns, posture, and functional capabilities. Through their assessment, they will create an individualized exercise program to work on found imbalances and other things hindering your movement. Working one-on-one with a Kinesiologist, you are able to move and learn specifically about your body in a safe, encouraging environment with someone who knows exactly how your body moves. 

Kinesiologists provide an important piece of the puzzle to the health care system and are an important provider in our communities.

KINESIOLOGY ASSOCIATIONS OF CANADA

Practicing Kinesiologists are members of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). This association is the united voice for the profession here in British Columbia, Canada. Each province in Canada has their own professional association which are excellent resources if you are looking into the career path, want to learn more about Kinesiology, and if you want to find a Kinesiologist near you.

On a national level, The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) represents ten provincial Kinesiology associations that are member associations and over 4,200 Affiliated Kinesiologists across the country. This is a great resource to learn more about the structure of Kinesiology across Canada, more information as a aspiring student, and also, if you are looking for an Affiliated Kinesiologist. 

CONCLUSION

If you are interested in working with a Kinesiologist or have questions about Kinesiology, we have three full-time Kinesiologists on staff that would be happy to help you out! Whether you are a student wanting to learn more, or a potential client with a specific question about your injuries or how you can move better, please give us a call and we would love the opportunity to see how we can help you move well, be well. 

 

 

 

 

 

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[OLD] Sizing Charts

FOOTWEAR:

European Sizing chart conversion:

*Please note that these conversion charts serve as a general guideline, actual fitting may vary by style.

Women’s

US

4.5-5

5.5-6

6.5-7

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

EU

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

 

Men’s

US

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

13.5-14

14.5-15

EU

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

 

SOCKS :

Sockwell

Brooks

Sock Size

US Men's Shoe Size

US Women's Shoe Size

Euro Shoe Size

Small

 

4 - 6.5

34 - 37

Medium

6 - 8.5

7 - 9.5

38 - 41

Large

9 - 11.5

10 - 12.5

42 - 45

XL

12 - 14.5

 

46 - 49


ANKLE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

  

DJO - Roboboots – Short and Tall

SHOE SIZE MEN

SHOE SIZE WOMEN

SIZE

Up to 4

Up to 5

XS

4 - 7

5 - 8

S

7 - 10

8 - 11

M

10 - 13

11 - 15

L

13+

15+

XL

 

 

 

DJO- Aircast Airsport

DESCRIPTION

MEN

WOMEN

SIZE

Left

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Right

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Left

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Right

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Left

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Right

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Left

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Right

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Left

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

Right

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

  

KNEE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

 

 

Ossur

Size

Circumference*

*Circumference measured 6” above mid-patella

XSmall

11.5" (29cm) to 13.75" (35cm)

Small

13.75" (35cm) to 16" (41cm)

Medium

16" (41cm) to 18" (46cm)

Large

18" (46cm) to 20.5" (52cm)

XLarge

20.5" (52cm) to 22.5" (57cm)

XXLarge

22.5" (57cm) to 24.75" (63cm)

XXXLarge

24.75" (63cm) to 28.5" (72cm)

XXXXLarge

28.5" (72cm) to 32" (81cm)

 

DJO

*Measurements taken 6” above mid-patella

SIZE

MEASUREMENT

XS/S

13" - 18.5" (33 - 47 cm)

M/L

18.5" - 23.5" (47 - 60 cm)

XL/XXL

23.5" - 29.5" (60 - 75 cm)

XXXL

29.5" - 31" (75 - 79 cm)


 

ELBOW BRACES:

Bauerfeind

 

 

HAND BRACES:

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

 

Size

Wrist Circ.

X-Small

4 ¾" - 5 ½"

Small

5 ½" - 6 ¼"

Medium

6 ¼" - 7"

Large

7" - 7 ¾"

X-Large

7 ¾" - 8 ½"


 

Orliman (thumb brace)

 

Size

Wrist

Circumference

in CM   (A)

 

Length

in CM   (B)

Small

14 - 18

11

Large

18 - 22

13