What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and performance, focusing on biomechanical principles as they relate to sports, work, exercise, and activities associated with daily living. Kinesiologists are experts in understanding how and why the body moves. Individuals who undergo kinesiology treatment include high-performance athletes, people suffering chronic injuries or disease, or those interested in improving their overall physical health and wellbeing.

How can a Kinesiologist help?

To put it simply, they can allow you to reach your goals in the area of human movement and performance. These may include rehabilitation, ergonomics, education, sport specific training, weight loss, and general health and wellness. This is done by understanding your needs, developing a plan of action, and implementing the individualized exercise program.

What should I expect from treatment at Life Therapies?

Chelsey Ayres, our Registered Kinesiologist, has taken numerous post-graduate courses including post-concussive management, cancer rehabilitation, mental health, spinal and musculoskeletal exercise therapy, taping, functional testing and muscle retraining to name a few. Chelsey has been fortunate to work collaboratively with many interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams in the past.

Chelsey’s treatments focus on muscle cuing, education, and retraining. Her goal is to retrain muscles to work effectively and efficiently in order to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and ultimately improve strength and function. 

Chelsey also emphasizes education within her treatment sessions as she believes in the importance of helping her clients learn how to take control of their rehabilitation. She believes that exercise itself is truly therapeutic, and Chelsey looks forward to helping her patients discover the vast benefits along their road to functional recovery.

Please Note: You do not need to have a sports-related injury to receive kinesiology treatment at our clinic. We accept all patients and will complete an assessment to determine which type of treatment is best for your specific situation.

Treatments available include:

  • Postural analysis
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Core stabilization