What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiologist are human movement practitioners focused on improving physical function. Our kinesiologists offer patient specific exercise programs to help you reach your rehab goals. Let’s get moving!
Whether you have experienced a motor vehicle accident or a workplace injury, our kinesiologists will assist you with recovery through exercise prescription. We will carefully assess and develop a customized program plan based on your injuries and provide the education, tools and skills necessary to get you moving without pain.
Am I covered for active rehab treatments?
If you have been in a car crash and need medical help ICBC benefits will help you access the services you need. Individuals are pre-approved for 12 sessions of active rehab within the first 12 weeks of their accident.
If you require more treatments after those 12 sessions, we would request to extend the treatment directly with your claim representative.
What happens during an active rehab session?
The sessions vary depending on the injury and your functional capacity. The first session will begin with an initial assessment, which allows the kinesiologist to further assess the injury and how it has effected your range of motion.
The assessment includes screening for range of motion of different joints and planes of motion, assessing how the injury has effected your work status and how the injury has affected your functional ability related to job demands and other activities of daily living.
Your goals are discussed during the assessment as well, so the kinesiologist can further customize the program for your needs.
Our kinesiologists are also certified to perform shockwave therapy and tape for certain injuries. Shockwave is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating low energy waves that are directly applied to the site of injury.
Shockwave is used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, primary those involving connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Shockwave therapy is most suited for people who have chronic tendinopathies which haven’t responded to other treatment; these include: tennis elbow, Achilles, rotator cuff, plantar fasciitis etc. Shockwave treatment only takes 4 minutes to treat, but can take 3 months to work.
Taping can also be used in conjunction with other therapy. The taping can be used to mitigate pain and swelling, correct movement patterns, and improve posture. It can also be used for extra support to muscles and joints that need it. The tape is stretchy which allows you to move
normally and even shower with it.
Taping can be done before or after a session and should be kept on for at least 3 days.