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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.