Kinesiotherapy is rehabilitative, therapeutic services provided by a registered Clinical Kinesiologist. The ultimate goal is to have a patient reach their full potential health, fitness level and well-being.
Although therapies and protocols vary between Kinesiologists, my main focus is on Sports Medicine and chronic injury. This rehabilitation service is comprehensive in nature, supporting those suffering from cardiovascular disease and/or musculoskeletal injury.
Successful clinical Kinesiology graduates have mastered Anatomy, Bio-Mechanics and Exercise Physiology. I conduct successful Kinesiotherapy treatments by taking a holistic approach to recovery. There are times when intermittent muscle specific treatments are required, but the main goal of the therapy is to get you off the table and onto the floor conducting more functional exercises.
Where does Kinesiotherapy fit into your health profile? Acute, complex injury where critical care is required to bring you to a stabilized health profile at the very early stages of your incident is best completed through Chiropractic medicine and Physiotherapy. Kinesiotherapy is excellent when jointly prescribed with Chiropractic treatments.
Deciphering between Physiotherapy and Kinesiotherapy can sometimes be difficult.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, fall from a roof, had replacement surgery, Physiotherapy will be the best solution for the first 4-6 weeks in most cases.
Kinesiotherapy is excellent in assisting you through your post-Physiotherapy rehabilitation process. When the initial injury begins to heal and pain is being managed, you should conclude it is time for Kinesiotherapy. Kinesiotherapy takes your rehabilitation to the next level in completion. Everything from cardiovascular health conditioning prescription to appropriately prescribed muscle health exercises. Kinesiotherapy identifies larger underlying postural and mechanical defaults you may have that are contributing to the delayed recovery you are experiencing or correction in mechanical movements you may have improperly taken on to avoid pain and discomfort from the original injury (compensatory pain).
Please refer to timeline to better help in understanding when to receive Kinesiotherapy:
Functional Assessments – Designed to cater more to patients with current health conditions looking for full understanding of their abilities and disabilities. These assessments can be designed for work related injury, insurance reasons, motor vehicle accidents, post surgery, occupational (fire) or in coordination with other health professionals. Exercise Prescriptions can be designed post assessment to best counter weaknesses and enhance strengths. Neurokinetic testing and some orthopedic testing will be conducted here to create clarity in exercise prescription.
Rehabilitation services – Cardiovascular disease, post Heart surgery, post cellular or musculoskeletal surgeries, Post Physiotherapy conditioning. Specific Neurokinetic testing conducted. Specific muscle treatments performed such as trigger point therapy, manual treatment, myofascial release, muscular Isotonic Flossing and Cupping techniques to enhance tissue dilation, oxygen delivery and cellular rejuvenation. Kinesiology tape is applied to assist in cellular damage, joint mobility, Joint stability, Lymph node enhancement and Nociception reduction.
WorkSafe NB Rehabilitation services recognized. Simply book your chiropractic appointment with Dr. Norm or with Dr. Jake through online booking. You will then receive referral from one of them to receive Kinesiotherapy, Exercise Therapy services from a registered Kinesiologist/Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
Motor Vehicle Insurance – Rehabilitation services from a Registered Kinesiologist is completely covered through your “Section B” coverage whenever you are unfortunately involved in a MVA. Receiving Kinesiotherapy is fully covered. Simply visit your family physician and ask for a prescription to receive Kinesiotherapy: (Exercise Therapy services from a Registered Kinesiologist/Clinical Exercise Physiologist.) Fax this to your Insurance agent and book your appointment with the Kinesiologist at the Canadian Chiropractic Wellness Centre where online booking is now available for you.
Kinesiology services (Kinesiotherapy) is Tax Deductible for Canadians. A “Kinesiologist” is professionally recognized under NOC National Occupational Classification issued by Statistics Canada - read more.
Personal Training Services – We have a fully equipped gym on-site so all assessment needs, muscle treatment needs and/or exercise conditioning needs are all conducted in one private facility. You can receive consistent personal training sessions if you require or desire a more supervised, hands-on approach to ensure prescription success.
Insurance Coverage Some insurance companies do cover Kinesiotherapy. Call your insurance companyand ask if you have kinesiology coverage. If you do not, tell the representative you wish to have it added to your plan. You can download this letter, below, fill in the appropriate information that pertains directly to you and present this letter to your insurance representative. Letter for your Insurance Company: