Kinesiologists are specialists in the study of human movement and function and they apply the study of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology and neuroscience to human function and movement. They hold a minimum of a 4 year Degree in Kinesiology or Human Kinetics
At Affinity Family Wellness, our Kelowna Kinesiologist assesses and treats clients suffering from automobile accidents (MVA), physical injuries at work, sports injuries, post surgery, chronic disease, neurological conditions and general life activities.
Our Kinesiologist works with all ages at every stage of life or health to help improve your overall fitness, function, performance and most importantly, quality of life.
New ICBC rules have made it easy to access help with your rehabilitation and recovery by offering 12 visits within 12 weeks of your accident.
Affinity Family Wellness direct bills ICBC to help limit any out of pocket expenses and helping limit any barriers standing in the way of you achieving optimal recovery.
A combination of manual therapy and kinesiology, is the most effective way to feeling better and Accelerating Your Movement.
Kinesiology Sessions: What to Expect
Many clients come to their first kinesiology session unsure of what they hope to get out of the experience. Your kinesiologist will spend some time getting to know your ailments and discuss your concerns before beginning.
During an assessment, you and your kinesiologist will discuss the accident or incident related to your visit. They will ask about previous ailments and perform range of motion, strength, and palpation tests. This will help your kinesiologist pinpoint where the body is stressed, and which areas to work on. As various tissues are interconnected, the rehabilitative work may not always be at the point of pain, depending on the situation.
Once your affliction has been identified, your kinesiologist will use their knowledge of the human body, specifically in exercise physiology, to develop specific exercises for you. These exercises will be built into a customized program to help re-balance the body. They often contain various elements designed to build up strength, stability, posture, balance, proprioception, etc. Additional techniques, such as Soft Tissue Release, taping, and other modalities are often incorporated to help with recovery, pain reduction, and healthy movement.
After a kinesiology session, many clients feel lighter or less weighed down. Some also feel energetic or find their concentration has improved. This is due to a realignment of the energetic body.
Is Kinesiology Right for Me?
If you are seeking out a way to rehabilitate yourself after a physical injury, Kinesiology may be able to help you regain physical function. Many clients are referred to a kinesiologist after seeing an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, or chiropractor in order to begin active rehabilitation. A kinesiologist will create and implement a structured and personally tailored exercise program that will enhance and promote a safe return to a client’s normal daily activities.
Kinesiology doesn’t just benefit those who are in the process of injury rehabilitation. Sessions can help alleviate anything from posture, digestion, power and strength, pain, food sensitivities and more. Talk to your kinesiologist about your concerns to discuss how kinesiology may help heal and return balance to the body.