Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiologists offer a wide variety of assessments and services to the public to assist with both injury/illness prevention and injury management. Their practice is based on the core sciences of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and psychomotor behaviour. Kinesiologists work in the fitness industry, clinically and in industrial environments.
Which Kinesiology Service is Best for Me?
We combine our programs depending on our clients, needs, motivations and goals. Explore more about our programs: Fascial Stretch Therapy™, Medical Fitness, Active Rehabilitation, Occupational Rehebilitation, Sports Injury Rehab and Aquatic Therapy.
Call us at 604.283.1858 and we would be happy to help you discover which one suits you.
What is Rehabilitation?
“Rehabilitation is a holistic and integrated program of medical, physical, psychosocial, and vocational interventions that empower a person with a disability to achieve a personally fulfilling, socially meaningful and functionally effective interactions with the world.”
Who are Practicing Kinesiologists?
Practicing Kinesiologists are human movement specialist who have met the entrance standards of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). These standards are more rigorous than a an entry level Personal Trainer. We have a minimum of a 4-year undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or related field and a set of core courses.
We also hold several related health and fitness certifications. We are required to obtain a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year to maintain our professional registration. Lifemoves™ Kinesiologists complete much more than that including regular first aid and CPR training.
What Professional Associations Do We Belong To?
At Lifemoves® we belong to a variety of health, fitness and rehabilitation associations including:
- American Council on Exercises
- British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists
- British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
- National Strength and Conditioning Association
How do Kinesiologists Fit in the Rehabilitation Puzzle?
We are a recogonized healthcare profession and are included in the Community Healthcare and Resources Directory (CHARD) a referral source for Phycisians. Our skills complement other professionals. We community with others on your medical team to create a treamtent plan.
Our expertise is in developing clinically based exercise therapy programs. We work in conjuction with or after discharge from other treatments.
Who Hires a Lifemoves® Kinesiologist?
Anyone seeking the expertise needed to live an active life while managing chronic disease with lifestyle interventions; anyone wanting to get stronger, more agile and more flexible after an injury.
Our clients vary in age from 15 to 85 years old however, the majority of our clients are professionals or retirees between the ages of 35 and 65.
Client Goals include:
- Exercise and Movement Education
- Pain Management
- Longevity and Health Maintenance
- Improved Physical Fitness (Strength, Energy, Flexibility)
- Reduce Health Risks (Heart Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure)
- Post-Rehabilitation (ICBC, Rotator Cuff Injuries Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Back, Sports)
- Balance Co-ordination
- Sports Conditioning (Running, Cycling, Downhill Skiing)
- Adapted Physical Activity (Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, Stroke Recovery)
Are Kinesiology Sessions Covered by Extended Medical Plans
Kinesiology sessions can at times be covered by extended medical benefits plans. However, this is dependent on what has been negotiated between the employer and the plan provider. The best option is to get a referral from your General Physician for our services. We are also happy to provide receipts to assit our clients in recieving coverage.
We are often covered by disability plans, for example once someone has been off work for a period of time and their goal is become fit enough to return to work. ICBC does cover our services to some degree. We do our best to negotiate so that clients do not pay any additional fees, however that is not always possible.
Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Lifemoves Kinesiologist
- Lifemoves' Kinesiologists have a minimum of a 4 year undergraduate degree and are experts in understanding and teaching human movement. We believe in excercise quality over quantity.
- Receive guidance on reducing health risks, improving quality of life and wellbeing.
- Kinesiologists have the knowledge to design physical activity programs to help you reach your goals while preventing further injury.
- Guidance in re-conditioning for sport, work or daily activities.
- Each session is rewarding, fun and educational.
- Kinesiologists know how to make your fitness program challenging while accounting for your medical condition(s), injury or disability.
- Kinesiologists are part of your health care team.
- We provide education on current best exercise methods.
- We will help you become fitter, more mobile and know the difference between pain and exercise discomfort.
- Exercise is medicine. We provide the appropriate prescription and dose while communicating with your medical team.
How do I Book My First Appointment?
There are a couple of ways to book your first appoinment:
- Call as at 604.283.1858 - Monday to Friday 8 AM - 7 PM
- Register and book an Assessment Online (if this is an ICBC claim or disability claim please call for details)
- Book an Initial Fascial Stretch Therapy session online which includes a health history, movement screen and treatment.
* Note - appointments can only be pre-booked online from today's date to two weeks in advanced. For dates outside of these times please call.