How you move can be just as important as how much you move. While our bodies are resilient and amazing machines, they work best when our muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones are properly aligned. This is especially important with repetitive movement, as even a small misalignment can cause issues over time. Kinesiologists are highly trained in proper human movement and, equally important, spotting improper human movement. Moving correctly, in combination with strength and conditioning, can help aid in healing and prevent future injuries.
This is why kinesiology is an integral part of our team here at Rebound Sport and Spine. Our kinesiologist will guide you to improved movement and strength in a non-intimidating and engaging way. In our experience, kinesiologists are just plain fun to be around! Looking for a Langley Kinesiologist near you? You’ve come to the right place!
What is Kinesiology?
The short answer: Kinesiology is the study of the body in regards to all aspects of movement.
The plain English answer: Understanding how people move.
The long answer: “Kinesiology is the science of human movement. Kinesiologists apply the latest evidence-based research to help you improve your health and wellness.” – BC Association of Kinesiologists.
What can you expect at your first Kinesiology appointment?
1. Before Your Appointment: During your Kinesiology Session, there will be a heavy focus on movement. Due to this, it would be ideal to come to your sessions in comfortable and non-restrictive clothing that you can move freely in. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
2. Initial Assessment: At your first visit, our Kinesiologist will go through a movement assessment using specialized testing measures to determine the issue that brought you in and the underlying cause of the issue in question.
3. Treatment Goal Assessment: During this portion of the assessment, you and your kinesiologist will collaboratively determine realistic and measurable goals for you to strive for during your treatment and home sessions.
4. Detailed Treatment Plan: At the start of your second session, your Kinesiologist will have a prepared treatment plan to go through with you. This program will be designed based on the information from the assessment. Your Kinesiologist will go through this program with you in detail, focusing on form, setting weights, resistances, and difficulty to ensure that the program is right for you and meets all of your needs. If anything is too easy or too difficult, your Kinesiologist will work collaboratively with you to make the necessary adjustments to ensure you meet your treatment goals.
5. Informed consent: Once you understand your treatment plan and feel comfortable moving forward, your kinesiologist will explain the informed consent form with you and request your signature before you begin any treatments. Informed consent is about ensuring you are clear as to the diagnosis, treatment options and anticipated outcomes of the treatments.
6. Referral for Other Treatment: Based on the findings from your Kinesiologist, they may also recommend trying additional therapies at Rebound or other healthcare providers to assist in a full recovery and to prevent future injuries.
Emma Swanson (Student Kinesiologist)
Emma is currently working on her Bachelor of Kinesiology with a specialization in exercise science at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has been with Rebound for the past 3 years in an administrative capacity, but is now taking her talents to the gym.
Growing up, Emma danced competitively, and the field of exercise rehabilitation never crossed her mind until she found herself injured and itching to get back to dance. Through rehabbing multiple injuries over the years, she found a love for Kinesiology.
She has spent the last 4 years working in a variety of different rehab and fitness settings helping all sorts of clients from Parkinson’s patients to athletes. Most recently, Emma has been a part of the training staff for the Langley Rams for the last 2 years, working with the athletes on the field and in the gym.
Emma is excited to bring her passion for movement into the Rebound gym and she hopes to help others achieve their goals.