You may not be familiar with the term kinesiology; that is not too surprising considering that this is a newly regulated health care profession. Kinesiology is the study of human movement, function and performance.
Kinesiologists use scientific research in the areas of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology to aid in the prevention of injury, improvement of function, performance and overall health. These university trained professionals may work with other health care providers, such as physiotherapists and chiropractors, to help you recover from injury. Kinesiologist assist in the prevention and management of injury and chronic diseases, by promoting appropriate physical activity. They can help you improve physical performance, health, overall quality of life, and achieve your personal health goals. They also work to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance, and flexibility. Consulting and working with a kinesiologist can mean faster recovery time, less pain and discomfort, and a better understanding of human movement and function.
Kinesiologists also study ergonomics, and can help analyze your working environment to maximize comfort, efficiency and minimize demands on the body. They promote healthier, safer workplaces, and improve work performance.
At Aim Rehabilitation Centre, Registered Kinesiologist Grace Gondek, has focused her attention on physical rehabilitation, personal training, sport specific training, weight loss, enhancement of physical performance, and education. She has over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Grace works in conjunction with the team at Aim Rehabilitation Centre, in a client centered, multi-disciplinary approach.
In honour of Grace’s dedication to health and fitness, Aim Rehabilitation Centre is holding a fitness contest in the month of August. Visit Aim Rehabilitation Centre for the August 2014 “Show off your talents, show me your balance” contest. Prizes will be awarded for first place. Space is limited, so take up the challenge and sign up in person at 25 Redmond Drive Unit 7, on Hamilton Mountain. For more information please call 905-383-0123.