Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function, and applies the sciences of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and motor learning (neuroscience). Kinesiology utilizes science-based approaches, research and assessment to aid in the enhancement of human performance and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury and other physiological conditions.
The Kinesiology profession encompasses mental and emotional wellness with an emphasis on physical exercise and skilled movement training. The goal for training is focused on general health in addition to the treatment/prevention of physical dysfunction. This includes manual therapy techniques and active rehabilitation.
Why use a Kinesiologist?
Kinesiologists are health care professionals who have completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at an accredited Canadian University. Education is highly focused on evidence based movement analysis and exercise prescriptions designed to help reduce soft tissue pain, improve physical function and enhance overall health. A health care provider who has a Kinesiology degree has the proven ability to provide safe and effective health care for your physical health.
On a training and health perspective, it is well known to the community that there are benefits of physical training on the muscular system. However, the benefits can and should exceed enhancements of this one tissue. Progressive loading also leads to cellular adaptations in the connective tissues of the body. Connective tissue is one of the four types of human biological tissues which include the following types: Fascia, bone, ligaments, capsules, tendons, vessels and 80% of nerves.
With every bout of physical conditioning, all of the previously mentioned tissues are affected. With proper programming the benefits of training can and should target each of the tissues. We consider each of these subtypes as targets during training and ensure the attainment of beneficial tissue adaptations and strength in each, thus improving tissue quality and resilience in ALL of the components making up the joint complex. Training this way will be injury preventative and improve joint health, range of motion, performance, strength, and the ability to control and move one’s own body.