From Strain to Strength: Kinesiology’s Role in Injury Prevention and Recovery

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. It is a combination of stretching, strength training, and biomechanical assessment. Together, this can give you an idea of how your body moves, and if you need to make adjustments.

“Understanding how the body works and how to move more effectively can empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being”.

How can Kinesiology help?

Kinesiology can increase strength and mobility, improve posture, enhance athletic performance, reduce risk of injury, and increase your mind-body connection. The main goal for a kinesiologist is to help patients achieve greater independence through strength and stability training. When our muscles are strong and bones & joints are stable, we can help lower the risk of injury due to an impact (i.e. a fall or hard hit in sports), overuse, or overstretch.

Engaging in physical activity with tight muscles can cause overuse issues leading to strains or tears of muscle fibers. If you have an increased range of motion, this can help to decrease over stretching of the muscles. You can improve posture through increased mobility and flexibility throughout your body. With guided movement from a Kinesiologist you can retrain the body to have supportive form and posture for daily activities.

Who should see a Kinesiologist?

Each session is tailored to your needs and goals, so anyone wanting to improve their overall health through movement can benefit from seeing a kinesiologist. If you are experiencing pain during physical activity, your kinesiologist can assess if the pain is coming from a decrease in strength or an improper movement. These sessions often provide valuable education about the body and movement.

Book an assessment with one of our Kinesiologists to learn more on how kinesiology can help you “MoveWell” through life.




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