Kinesiology Victoria BC
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the science of human movement; as a profession, Kinesiology professionals apply the latest exercise science to improve the health, performance, and ability of their clients; who range from athletes to seniors to people in chronic pain.
Kinesiology excels at preventing injury and chronic disease. There is an impressive amount of evidence linking physical activity to numerous health improvements. Exercise also significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and colon cancer. Physical activity enhances mental health, fosters healthy muscles, bones and joints and helps maintain function to preserve and extend independence in older adults.
Kinesiology, like Physical Therapy, uses exercise and education in the management and treatment of injury and chronic disease. Kinesiologists start with an assessment and go on to create tailored Kinesiology Programs involving various exercise interventions as well as lifestyle modifications. Ultimately, Kinesiology helps clients improve their health, quality of life, and ability to participate in the things they love to do.
There is compelling research that illustrates the value of what Kinesiology offers. Proper exercise can cut in half the risk of dying from a second heart event; be twice as effective in treating type 2 diabetes than standard insulin administration alone; reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent cancer by 50%; and can decrease depression as effectively as any medication or behavioural therapy.
Whatever your health and fitness goals are, Kinesiology will help you to set a path towards them. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team Kinesiologists are an integral part to your rehab whether it’s getting you back to moving or moving you to the top of your game.
- Seniors Fitness
- Back Fitness
- Osteo Fitness
- Physio Fitness
- Custom Orthotics
- Custom Knee Bracing
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Functional Movement Screening