Musings about movement therapy and therapists, proactive and preventative health care, ideal clients and client outcomes
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...
One of the toughest questions any kinesiologist or physiotherapist can get is:
‘What is the difference between a kinesiologist and a physiotherapist?’
Cue the internal eye roll and the big sigh - am I right?
I think my very favourite client responses when someone phones during our home based sessions and asks what the client is doing is, "I can't talk now, I'm doing physio with my kin." or "My kinesiologist is here to help me with my physio exercises." HOLY SMOKES
Kin grads are not ready for professional practice!
I know this first hand after teaching in a college program here in Ontario in the fall and winter of 2018. It was not an easy experience! The fourth year kin students in that program were not ready to start seeing clients after graduation. There was SO much they didn't yet know about professional practice!
The students were pretty upset when they realized this. There were quite a few heated discussions during that class! It wasn't their...