Kinesiology and Exercise Therapy
All the practitioners at Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre understand that exercise and lifestyle/leisure activities are key components in your recovery and in a healthy, fulfilling life.
Exercise therapy is performed in our bright, spacious clinic gyms and directed by our experienced physiotherapists and kinesiologists. Kinesiologists are health practitioners that have received a university degree in the study of human movement and exercise.
There are many different components of fitness and wellness that can be addressed with different forms of activity and exercise, including:
- Strength and endurance training
- Flexibility training/stretching
- Education in self-release techniques to decrease muscle tension and pain
- Motor control/movement pattern re-training
- Cardiovascular fitness training
- Core muscle activation and strength training
- Balance training
- Fall prevention
- Vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness, vertigo and imbalance
- Sport performance enhancement
- Pre-season strength and conditioning
- Work task simulation and conditioning
- Pre-surgical “Prehabilitation” to prepare your body for an upcoming surgery
At Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre our kinesiologists have years of experience working to supervise and develop exercise programs for people with injuries and medical conditions. Our kinesiologists are trained to recognize problems and concerns that may come up during your exercise session. You are in safe hands. Kinesiology can be a stand-alone therapy or act as an integral piece of a multi-disciplinary approach, complementing physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, and many other treatments you may be engaged in. Since kinesiology is entirely exercise/activity based, there is ample time within our one-on-one, 30 or 60 minute sessions to guide you through exercises thoroughly and precisely. The goal is for you to have an in-depth understanding of the purpose and proper execution of each of your exercises in order to maximize the effectiveness of your independent exercise efforts.
Our kinesiologists work with patients from many special populations, including, but not limited to:
- Pre-surgical “pre-habilitation”
- Chronic Pain
- Mental Health
If movement is important to you, then kinesiology is appropriate for you. The physiotherapists at Kamloops Physiotherapy may suggest you see one of our kinesiologists in order to accelerate your program and improve your recovery. You can also see our kinesiologists independently from your physiotherapist or other health care providers, regardless of where you engage in your other therapies. If you’re interested in trying kinesiology or another health care provider has suggested it for you, please call our clinic and our staff will help to connect you.
In addition to private pay and ICBC, the following insurance companies have policies that cover kinesiology. Check with your provider to find out about your specific coverage:
- MANULIFE INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE
- DESJARDINS CLAIM SECURE
- SUN LIFE FINANCIAL
- GREAT WEST LIFE
- BLUE CROSS