Musings about movement therapy and therapists, proactive and preventative health care, ideal clients and client outcomes
Guest blog post written by Giuliana Jakob, a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing her kinesiology degree at Western University.
After enduring a global pandemic for nearly two years, it’s safe to say we have all felt physically and mentally exhausted from life’s continuous ups and downs. From cancelled holiday plans to seeing loved ones ill, nothing could have prepared us for the sacrifices and challenges we have faced. Although the lockdowns have given us all an...
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,...
(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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Guest blog post written by Kevin Cairns
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...
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.