Kinesiologists are human movement specialists. They design and implement exercise programs which are based on in-depth postural analysis, functional movement screens, and strength/flexibility assessments. Kinesiology is not just rehabilitative, but preventative and promotes general wellness.
Kinesiology places a strong emphasis on prevention and movement enhancement. Kinesiologists utilize exercise to improve movement in order to achieve a better quality of life for individuals. Proper diet and exercise not only help in recovering from injury, but can also help prevent the development of many diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and many other common conditions.
The Orthoquest Team of Kinesiologists are University educated and have varying experience, training and specialties. Learn more about our Kinesiologists here.
The biggest difference between a Personal Trainer and a Kinesiologist is the base level of education. Practicing Kinesiologists have a minimum of a Bachelors of Science (BSc.) in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, or Exercise Science. They are also registered through the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and are required to have continuing education credits each year to be a practicing member. In comparison, personal trainer certifications usually include basic introductory levels of anatomy and kinesiology through weekend courses and minimal practical evaluations.
This program is suitable for individuals who have been in an accident, have a chronic condition or injury and have the approval of their health care provider to engage in a therapeutic exercise program. The initial appointment is a one hour assessment evaluating posture, movement pattern tests, and a full medical history interview. The information from the assessment will be required for the Kinesiologist to create the custom progressive exercise program. The amount of sessions required following the assessment will be determined at the assessment and is dependent on the individual’s injuries/condition as well as time/financial budget. Questions? Contact us here
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The recovery program promotes tissue elasticity, increased range of motion and health using Active Isolated Stretching, Soft Tissue Release and Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Self-myofascial techniques can be taught using various products such as the foam roller, travel roller, sticks, balls, etc. This program is fantastic for endurance athletes or athletes who struggle with flexibility and chronic muscle soreness. Questions? Contact us here
The general physical conditioning program is applicable to individuals who prefer professional ongoing guidance with their exercise program. Custom programs can be designed by our Kinesiologist or one-on-one ongoing exercise sessions can be conducted at our studio. This program is ideal for those that struggle with consistency and/or are chronically injuring themselves. Questions? Contact us here