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Musings about movement therapy and therapists, proactive and preventative health care, ideal clients and client outcomes

Happy New Year!

blog new year update Jan 10, 2022

Happy New Year to you!

PHEW. I don’t have to tell you that 2021 was a tough year for many of us as we navigate ‘all the things’.

Many of you have taken the time to do an inward dive by redefining how you live - both in your home and in your body. Personally and/or professionally, you may have reorganized, downsized, right sized or even relocated. You’ve examined how you live and work, and perhaps where you work and for whom. 

You may have learned to meditate,...

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Wishing You A Restful Year End

blog kinesiologist Dec 15, 2021

(I captured this (slightly blurry!) mama and her youngster right outside my car window in Haliburton last winter)


Well, we made it!


As we slip and slide our way into the final weeks of 2021 it may be tempting to throw up our hands, roll our eyes and heave a great sigh (through our noses of course!). We may be ready to throw in the proverbial towel, put our feet up and binge watch yet another Netflix series (Schitt’s Creek again anyone?) For many of us it’s been a ridiculously long...

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We did it! Kin School's a wrap!

We did it!

The first graduates of ‘Kin School’ have now collected their certificates of completion and pocketed quite a few continuing education credits! 

For the past 12 weeks, from September to early December, kinesiology students and practicing kinesiologists came together from across the country every week to explore different areas of kinesiology.

Together with WillKin, eXpand Courses by Respiplus, Metriks Education and the Alberta Kinesiology Association, First Line...

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Did You Know? Breathing Training Can Provide Relief For Acid Reflux

According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, one in six adult Canadians, or about 17%, are currently affected by gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). A systematic review completed in 2014 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease in the United States, revealed that approximately 15 to 30% of Americans has GERD.

It is now recognized that conventional treatments for GERD such as the use of antacids are not effective (Vakil, 2006). The common...

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What Does Success Mean to YOU?

blog guest blog success Nov 23, 2021

 

Guest blog post written by Danny Carillo, a recent Kinesiology and Sports Management graduate from Western University.

 

The following list reflects on what I have learned so far during my academic, sporting, professional and personal journey.

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s been very interesting to me seeing how society tries to “mold” everyone into believing what’s acceptable and what isn’t. But I challenge you to NOT listen to what they...

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The Pain Relief Secret: How to Retrain Your Nervous System, Heal Your Body and Overcome Chronic Pain by Sarah Warren

Pain can be elusive, frustrating, confusing, ‘illogical’, a bully, motivating, short term or seemingly everlasting and exhausting. It is interpreted by our brains and nervous systems differently. In her book published in 2019, Sarah Warren tells her story about experiencing two serious back injuries while training and performing as a ballet dancer.

After her dance career ended, Warren discovered the work of Thomas Hanna and his technique called ‘Clinical Somatic...

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Are You Impaired?

Guest Blog Post Written By:  Kevin Cairns, Founder Metriks Education Inc.

 

Are you impaired?  What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear that question? For me, it is the roadside test of closing your eyes and touching your nose. 

What is an impairment?

The American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA guides) define an impairment as “The loss of, loss of use of, or derangement of any body part, system or...

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Why Would I Want to be Certified in Job Demands Analysis?

Guest blog post written by Kevin Cairns

Prepare for the R-Kin Exam

Have you completed your R-Kin Exam? Completing a certification course in job demands analysis will prepare you for the exam questions on this topic.

Job Demands Analysis (JDA) is one of the core competencies listed by the College of Kinesiologists Ontario and Canadian Kinesiology Alliance. In fact, it is included on the areas of professional practice page, and explains JDA the following way: Kinesiologists analyze the...

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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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