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Can I Explore Ergonomics As An Opportunity To Expand My Kinesiology Service?

 

Guest blog post written by Dr. Steve Fischer

Why choose ergonomics?

Kinesiologists practicing in ergonomics play an essential role in helping workers to stay at work and return to work following injury.  From back injuries to broken bones, work-related injuries and associated absences continue to cost workplaces billions of dollars within North America.  Kinesiologists with strong skills in ergonomics can lead the musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) prevention fight and help...

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Creating Opportunities for Kinesiologists in Respiratory Health

I would like to introduce you to Becky Zucco and her team at WillKin.   Our next module in Kin School will be focusing on chronic respiratory health and is taught by Lauren Tracey, an accredited Kinesiologist and member of Becky's team.

Guest blog post written by:  Emily Horvat

Those with chronic lung diseases (CLDs), benefit enormously when treated with exercise-based rehabilitation programs in combination with drug therapy. Combining aerobic exercise and functional strength...

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Kinesiologists Are 'Treating' Practitioners

Are you simply supervising your clients as they work on exercises that someone else has prescribed to them? Or are you independently making treatment decisions based upon your assessment when a referring practitioner has already given you their diagnosis?

Even with a diagnosis in hand from another health care provider, I know you’re still going to do your own testing. Your testing will look like whatever falls within your own scope of practice and sphere of competence.

Your testing will...

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Are Your Clients Ready For Their Assessment?

I’ve spoken with a TON of health care pros about their client assessment protocols over the years. I’ve been a ‘fly on the wall’ while watching many kinds of intake evaluations from the same practitioners and from different practitioners. 

Some practitioners have told me that they have very limited time to complete their assessments, so they march their clients from the start to the finish as fast as they can with very little talking. They are SO experienced they...

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Are We Too Tough On Our Clients?

When we decide to assess our clients, are we asking them to show us their abilities in a way that makes sense for them? Or are we simply running through a standard protocol because that’s what we’ve been doing for years?

Have you taken a good look at your assessment piece by piece recently? Are all the parts still relevant and useful? Are you trying to somehow impress your clients with your speed and your silence as you run from test to test? ‘Stand here please and reach...

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What if You Could Design Your Life?

As ‘Malik The Kin’ Carby Corbett and I met with our Kin School students for the very first time last week, one thing became clear - kin students and practicing kinesiologists didn’t realize that only they were in charge of their life! 


As kinesiologists, we are often put in a place of being an assistant to another health care professional, underpaid and undervalued, not realizing the depth and breadth of our skill set and quickly feeling like we aren’t in charge...

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What is a kinesiologist?

The following article was originally written by Kristen Mayne of Lumino Health in consultation with Angela, and is reproduced here with permission.

 

Are you wondering what a kinesiologist does and if they can help you? To learn more about kinesiology and what it can treat, we spoke to Angela Pereira. Pereira is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She is also the founder of First Line Education, an online continuing education platform for kinesiology...

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Growing your health care practice doing what school didn't teach

Uncategorized Sep 07, 2021

Picture completing your undergraduate program. Great! Now what? You’ve spent years poring over textbooks, memorizing terminology, and developing your technical skills, only to realize that you have no idea how to turn that degree into something that pays.

This week, I was a guest on the Smart Growth Rocket podcast, where I shared how I built my own education company to upskill budding kinesiologists and help them build their own practices.

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Self care help for your tired mind

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2021

It starts as a slight sore throat at the end of a long day, a buzzing in my mind that won’t be quieted and anxiety levels during the night that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. The absolute tipping point is when I find myself bolting upright in the wee hours of the morning with my heart racing. Every time this happens, maybe once every two weeks or so, I know it's time to dial things back - by a LOT!

As healthcare professionals and caregivers we often don’t pause (or pause long or...

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The War of Art - Book Review

blog book review Aug 19, 2021

I’ve listened to this book three times in my car in the past two weeks. It’s that good! It’s a short listen (at 1.5 speed) and each time I returned I picked up something new. I laughed out loud, rewound sections to listen two or three times and realized some of my own inner War tactics that were putting a firm lid on my Art.

This book is divided into three sections: Book One: Defining the Enemy - it’s sneaky and persistent, Book Two: Turning Pro - get a plan of action...

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