Registered Kinesiologists apply exercise and movement science to promote health and wellbeing; prevent, manage and rehabilitate injuries; treat illness and chronic disease; restore function, and optimize performance.
On April 1, 2013 Kinesiologists became a regulated health profession in Ontario.
Kinesiologists can provide:
- Work performance improvement programs
- Return to work programs
- Injury prevention and rehabilitation
- Treatment of movement disorders
- Ergonomic assessments
- Wellness programs
- Weight loss programs
- Assessments for assistive/adaptive devices and functional ability
- Chronic disease prevention and management
- Cardiac, stroke and cancer rehab
- Diabetes management programs
- Mental health and addiction treatment
- Posture evaluation
- Movement disorder therapies
- High performance training
Kinesiologists also treat MSDs, with programs for conditions including: sprains; traumatic inflammation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints; connective tissue diseases and disorders; dorsopathies; osteopathies; chondropathies; fibromyalgia; etc.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, “Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions.”
Refer to a Kin
Interested in making referrals to a Registered Kinesiologist near you? Contact the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA), or use the Find a Kin feature on the OKA website.
For more information:
Stuart Moulton, Executive Director at 905 567-7194, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.oka.on.ca/site/doctors