What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the study of human movement and the factors that influence movement. Kinesiology looks at the body as a whole and how each area influences whole body movement. They focus on how to help the human body perform more efficiently at work, in sport, and in your daily life. For example, identifying muscular imbalances and inefficient movement patterns and resolving them through an active treatment plan. Individuals of all ages and demographics can benefit from these services by incorporating a safe and active approach to address discomfort in their life under the guidance of a Registered Kinesiologist.
What does a kinesiologist do?
A kinesiologist's job is to analyze and assess the body's movement, performance, and function in order to help diagnose injuries or conditions, develop treatment plans, improve athletic performance, prevent injury, and promote physical activity. Kinesiologists use a variety of techniques such as biomechanical analysis, functional assessment, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation exercises to help individuals reach their goals. They also work with patients to design individualized programs that focus on improving strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, posture, and overall physical fitness.
How can Kinesiology help me?
Our Registered Kinesiologists focus on an individualized approach to each client to ensure the root cause is being treated. They will work with you to create a treatment program that both encompasses your injury and your specific goals. The Registered Kinesiologist utilizes soft-tissue release, active stretching and mobility work with emphasis on active movements and exercise. Our Registered Kinesiologist works 1-on-1 with you to ensure proper biomechanics, movement patterns, and progressive load and frequency is followed throughout your exercise program to allow you to get you back to doing the things you love, pain-free!
Conditions it can treat:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Sports injuries
- Back and neck pain
- Joint problems
- Postural issues
- Balance deficits
- Chronic pain
- Rehabilitation after surgery or illness
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Does my insurance cover Kinesiology services?
Kinesiology services are being added to more and more benefits packages. If you are in a Motor Vehicle Accident, your insurance will cover it. If you have Extended Health Care coverage, check with your provider if Kinesiology is covered or not.
Please note that Kinesiology is tax redeemable when you reach the minimum threshold. If your plan does not cover Kinesiology, you can keep your receipts and submit them during your annual taxes for a tax credit. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/lines-33099-33199-eligible-medical-expenses-you-claim-on-your-tax-return.html
Does OHIP cover Kinesiology services?
No. OHIP/ODSP does not cover Kinesiology services.
Do I require a referral?
You do not need a referral to receive treatment. However, some insurances do require a Dr. note to confirm coverage. We suggest contacting your insurance directly to confirm whether you need one or not if you plan to go through insurance.
Our Kinesiologists also do free consultations to answer any questions you may have. Call today to set one up.
How long until I see results?
Each person is different and progress varies between each individual. The initial assessment will allow the Registered Kinesiologist to create an individualized, custom plan to address your specific needs. After the initial assessment, the Registered Kinesiologist can discuss with you the next steps.
What do I need to know for my Initial Assessment?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your Initial Assessment to check in and fill out some paperwork/forms.
In order to provide the best care to patients, it is important that our Kinesiologist has all necessary background information. Please bring any medical documents or medication related to the area or condition being treated.
Please wear loose and comfortable clothing, as our Kinesiologist will examine the area of concern.
The initial assessment will include going through previous health history, range of motion testing, muscle grade testing, and functional movement patterns.