Professional Kinesiologists, also referred to as "kinesiotherapists" or "kinésiologues" in other regions of Canada and Québec are "human movement specialists". The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 defines kinesiologists and related professions (Category 3144) on page 287.
A Professional Kinesiologist's area of practice could include, but is not limited too: biomechanics, orthopedics, ergonomics, strength, conditioning, rehabilitation, sports performance, performance of activities of daily living, and general fitness. Basic psychological principles as they relate to the areas mentioned are also studied.
What do Kinesiologists do? Professional Kinesiologists often work independently with clients to develop training programs. We also work in rehabilitation clinics, Primary Care Networks and in conjunction with other health professionals such as Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Therapists, and Dietitians.
What does kinesiology mean for you?
Professional Kinesiologists can help in the prevention and reduction of risk factors for some of the most common serious medical conditions that affect Canadians, including but not limited to heart disease and diabetes. Properly prescribed exercise can cut the risk of heart attack significantly. Professional Kinesiologists can also help you treat and recover from injuries. Using scientific best practices Professional Kinesiologists can coach clients in building strong bones, joints and bodies.
It’s well-known that exercise and physical activity are key to a healthy life. Professional Kinesiologists are experts in exercise and movement; they can help you perform better and live a healthier lifestyle.