COVID-19: Prevention & precautionary measures

Kinatex Sports Physio proudly follows and ensures compliance with all special measures announced by the Government of Quebec (or Ontario where applicable) and the recommendations of the CNESST, the INSPQ and other various professional orders, including the OPPQ, in order to counter the spread of COVID-19.

Book an appointment

KinatexKinesiology

Kinesiology

What is Kinesiology? 

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and posture from a biomechanical, physiological and muscular optique. 

The kinesiologist is a health professional in physical activity. The kinesiologist will help you adopt and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. They specialize in human movement for the purposes of rehabilitation, prevention and performance.

Who can consult a Kinesiologist? 

No matter your objectives, a kinesiologist can help you attain your goals with a training program customized to your needs. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in physical training, in good health or have specific health conditions, the kinesiologist will take everything into consideration when working with you. 

  • General population without health problems
  • Pregnant women
  • Postpartum women
  • Children & Adolescents 
  • Elderly people
  • Metabolic, cardiopulmonary, neuro-progressive problems and other chronic diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Etc.

Why consult a Kinesiologist? 

The reasons for consulting a kinesiologist vary:

  • Adopt & maintain a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Prevent health issues
  • Help with rehabilitation of an injury and prevent relapses
  • Physical condition evaluation
  • Cardiovascular endurance and capacity improvement
  • Strength and muscular endurance improvement
  • Improve flexibility and mobility
  • Improve balance
  • Adjust personal training in-line with goals
  • Help with motivation
  • Improve performance during sports activities
  • Safe and durable weight loss

Kinesiology Services

  • Profile your physical condition by evaluating:
    • Body composition (anthropometric measurements)
    • Aerobic fitness
    • Musculoskeletal skills (strength, endurance, power, flexibility, balance and posture)
    • Risk factors associated with diseases
    • Lifestyle
  • Develop a personalized physical activity program, adapted to the client’s physical condition and goals
  • Periodic follow-ups to help achieve goals
  • Private and semi-private training
  • Creation of a physical activity program for clients with a special medical condition (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, injuries and others)
  • Physical preparation for preoperative and postoperative (resumption of activities)

Kinesiology Appointment: What to expect

The evaluation of the client’s condition and review of the personalized training program usually happen over the course of two appointments. 

1st Appointment: The Evaluation

  • Discuss current client condition & completion of health questionnaires
  • Discuss objectives, experiences, and preferences in regards to client’s physical activity
  • Medical tests taken during resting state (heart rate, blood pressure, waist size, body composition, etc.)
  • Evaluation of aerobic capacity (estimated VO2 max) by a submaximal or maximal test as needed
  • Musculoskeletal tests

Following this first appointment, the kinesiologist will create a training program in-line with the client’s objectives, preferences, and abilities. 

2nd Appointment: Training Program Review

  • Explanation of the training program
  • Demonstration of the exercises
  • Exercise practice with the kinesiologist
  • Offer corrections as needed
  • Advice regarding training

The client and kinesiologist decide the best follow up strategy. A regular, long term follow up may be recommended depending on the client’s objectives and experience.