Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function, and incorporates the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and physical abilities to:
- Treat and prevent injury and disease
- Improve movement and performance.
Some areas of kinesiology practice include:
- Health promotion
- Injury rehabilitation
- Pain and chronic disease management
- Fitness training
- Public health
- Return to work planning and Disability management
Treatment by kinesiologists is often hands-on and can involve manual therapy, exercise instruction and a series of other modalities, such as electro-physical modalities (e.g. heat, ice, ultrasound and laser). Some treatment may cause a certain level of pain and/or discomfort that may be normal; however, the treatment can be stopped at any time should it become too uncomfortable.