Kinesiology refers to the study of human movement. It looks at many components of movement including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychological motivation. Through the application of these components, a kinesiologist is able to assess injuries and painful conditions, movement patterns leading to muscular imbalances, and injury prevention techniques through strength and conditioning.
Kinesiology Injury Assessment and Treatment
Biomechanical assessments are useful in providing physical rehabilitative exercises to clients with musculoskeletal injuries. Through techniques such as postural analysis, gait analysis and muscle testing, exercises for both strength and flexibility can be provided for improved recovery and performance. Although often used for recovery from injury, the practice of kinesiology also uses exercise as means for chronic disease prevention and management, as well as injury prevention and overall health and wellbeing. It can be used to maintain physical functioning through the normal aging process or as health status changes.
Yoga Therapy uses gentle stretching and rehabilitative exercises to help clients to relax, decrease stress and take time out of the day to heal. It helps to focus the mind, increase awareness of breathing, as well as provide alleviation of pain and discomfort in the body.