What is Clinical Kinesiology?

Many people are unsure of what a Kinesiologist is and what they do exactly.  You are probably familiar with what a chiropractor does, a physiotherapist, massage therapist and dietitian.  Like these other professions, Kinesiologists are Registered Health Care Professionals here in Ontario.  Kinesiologists use the modality of movement and exercise to help a variety of individuals including those with preexisting health conditions (for example arthritis, chronic pain, past injuries, osteoporosis) achieve pain relief, build strength and feel more confident in their everyday activities.

A Kinesiologists scope of practice is defined in the Kinesiology Act, 2007 as “the assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance.”

In other words, if you have had difficulty moving or exercising in the past (have had reoccurring injuries), living with chronic shoulder, back, knee pain, are worried about injuring yourself with exercise.  We can help you.

 

We also work with high performance individuals who are looking at improving their movement efficiency for better performance outcomes. 

Here is our Training Philosophy.

We start by taking new clients through a comprehensive 75-minute Initial Kinesiology Assessment to identify weak, stiff and inactive muscles that have been causing pain, may lead to pain and/or an injury over time, or are simply limiting your potential. Armed with this knowledge we are able to create a custom exercise program that first protects our clients from injury.  We believe in building a strong foundation for movement and progressively building strength when a stable pain-free foundation has been achieved.

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If our training philosophy appeals to you scroll down to meet our team of Kinesiologists.  Choose the Kinesiologist that is right for you!

Julie McLean

Registered Kinesiologist

Specialties:

  • Functional Strength Training

  • Gait Analysis

  • Improve movement efficiency for injury prevention + athletic performance

  • Passive & Active Fascial release stretching

  • Postural & balance training

  • Training for people with Osteoporosis (BoneFit™)

  • Pre & Post Natal Exercise

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Available
Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm

 

Michael Bitel

Registered Kinesiologist

Specialties:

  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologists

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Training 

  • Plyometrics

  • Aerobic Fitness

  • Athletic Performance

  • Fitness Testing

  • Sport Specific Training

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Available
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm

Vicki Howell-Harries

Registered Kinesiologist

Specialties:

  • Clinical Pilates

  • Certified STOTT Pilates® Instructor

  • STOTT PILATES® matwork certification

  • Reformer™, BARRE™, CORE™

  • Training for people with Osteoporosis (BoneFit™)

  • Pre & Post Natal Exercise

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Available
Monday to Friday Mornings & Afternoon
Monday & Thursday Evenings