Kinesiology can best be described as the study of human movement. This sounds like a broad definition…because it is. Kinesiologists can be found in many different settings (ergonomics, rehabilitation, physical training, functional testing, and more). Kinesiologists have a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology, and bio-mechanics allowing for a well educated view of how the human body functions in movement.
Kinesiol0gy can help many people in many ways. If you have a body that moves a Kinesiologist can probably find a way to help you improve your physical function. The scientific approach that a Kinesiologist is able to apply to human movement equips them to deal with aches and pains, improving body composition, improving athletic performance, injury rehabilitation, work hardening, and many other conditions.
The great thing about being a Kinesiologist in Ontario is that our province is on the verge of regulating Kinesiology as a profession under the RHPA. Kinesiologists will be licensed professionals in the near future and this will provide quality assurance for anyone who requires the services of a Kinesiologist. If you would like to know more about the regulation process you can click here.
As a final note, if you have an issue with your body a Kinesiologist may be a great option to provide you with high quality care. High levels of education allow a Kinesiologist to provide individuals with intelligent solutions to their needs. If you want to improve the strength of your shoulder after an injury or drop those last ten pounds a Kinesiologist may be your best bet!