Why train with a Kinesiologist?
Regular physical activity is indisputably among the most effective methods of rehabilitating an injury, recovering from an illness and improving your health. But simply being active is not enough.
On one hand, improper posture and range of movement can be detrimental to your wellbeing – it can inflict musculoskeletal damage and lead directly to serious injuries, be they at work or during athletic performance. On the other hand, establishing a proper range of movement can significantly improve your flexibility, strength, endurance and aerobic conditioning.
An accredited Kinesiologist teaches you precisely how to move – in a manner unique to your individual physiology and performance requirements. Their role is to help you optimize your safety, comfort and performance at work, at play and in every aspect of your daily life. For these reasons, kinesiology is increasingly becoming a core component of many progressive extended health and wellness programs.
Who can benefit from kinesiology?
Kinesiologists work with clients of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Anyone who wishes to improve athletic performance, fitness or overall physical health can benefit from working with a Kinesiologist.
Rachel Robertson is a Nanaimo-based Kinesiologist who specializes in assisting:
- Professional and high-performance athletes
- Clients who have sustained injuries
- Motor vehicle collisions (MVC)
- ICBC claims
- Workplace injuries (WorkSafeBC claims)
- Sports injuries
- Clients suffering from chronic illnesses and injuries
- hip replacement surgery
- bypass surgery
- pre/postnatal rehabilitation
- spinal and neck injuries
- Post-physiotherapy clients
Rachel can assess which factors are limiting or enhancing your body’s unique gait and movements and determine how best to improve your performance, reduce risk of injury and/or help you to better recover from an existing injury.
What is kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the study of human movement, function and performance. It applies the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience to both human movement and function.
Kinesiology utilizes research and assessment to enhance human performance and assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury, lifestyle diseases and other physiological conditions.
Kinesiologists are much more than simply certified personal trainers – although some have this qualification as well. With a minimum four-year university degree, registered Kinesiologists are highly trained experts in human physiology and the relationship between physical exercise and the applied science of human movement.
Rachel specializes in helping her clients return to work from injury, assessing and re-establishing individual range of movement and in teaching Pilates as a form of rehabilitation.
|Assessment: $75 (60 minutes)|
|60 minutes: $75|
|30 minutes: $45|