Kinesiology

What is Kinesiology?

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 improve movement and performance.  (http://www.coko.ca)

Assessment and rehabilitation injuries and pain are completed with the biomechanics of the whole body in mind. Special focus is placed on rehabilitation through proper exercise and daily movement.

Kinesiologists are regulated in health professionals in Ontario. This means that only professionals registered with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario may use the term “Registered Kinesiologist” or R. Kin.

 

Insurance Coverage

Like many paramedical services, Kinesiology services are not covered by OHIP. However, many extended health plans cover kinesiology services. Please check your individual plan. As with any services provided by a regulated health professional, you may also submit out-of-pocket kinesiology expenses on your annual tax return.