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

Why I Became A Wellness Coach

Guest blog post written by Farid Yaghini, a recent graduate of Humber College's Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program. Farid is a father, an engineer, a Canadian military veteran, Chairperson of Camp Aftermath and First Line's newest course instructor.

Becoming a Wellness Coach has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding journeys of my life. I didn’t quite expect to learn so much about myself through the process! It’s one of the greatest opportunities I have been...

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How to ACTUALLY Motivate Your Clients

Guest blog post written by Michelle Falzone, a Registered Kinesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.  Michelle also runs her own online health and fitness coaching business dedicated to building stronger and more confident women, in and out of the gym.

 

Believe it or not, we are always motivated. These are the drivers that get us to put our feet on the floor and hop out of bed every morning. These are the drivers for why we choose to have certain people in our life, why...

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Invest in Health Coaches in 2022

coaching guest blog health Feb 22, 2022

Guest blog post written by Michelle Falzone, a Registered Kinesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.  Michelle also runs her own online health and fitness coaching business dedicated to building stronger and more confident women, in and out of the gym.

 

You’ve probably heard the word ‘coach’ ad nauseam over the last couple of years. 

Life coach, business coach, relationship coach. Many people are hopping on the ‘gram calling themselves...

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Common Documentation Pitfalls in Kinesiology Practice

Guest blog post written by Xana Ouellette, a Registered Kinesiologist with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Movement Science) from the University of Windsor.

Documentation is yet another topic that is typically not included in undergraduate Kinesiology education, and is a crucial skill for Registered Kinesiologists in almost every practice setting. Since the inception of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario in 2013 there have been six disciplinary hearings with a seventh scheduled for...

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Treat The Pain Experience, Not Just The Result

blog guest blog pain Jan 24, 2022

Guest blog post written by Megan North, currently enrolled in Western University’s Masters of Interprofessional Pain Management program.

 

The soccer field is freshly cut, and lines are newly drawn. It's game day. Tom is putting on his cleats, getting ready for the season's first game. In the blink of an eye, there are only five minutes left of the game, and it's tied 2-2. Tom has possession of the ball; he's fast and tries to beat the defender in front of him. BAM! Tom is...

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Gaining Mental Resilience During Lockdown 3.0

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...

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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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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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