The study of kinesiology focuses on human movement and body function. At Movéo, we kinesiologists work largely with the chiropractors and physiotherapists to create a rehabilitation program tailored specifically to each individual patient. Because chiropractor appointments are only 2o minutes long–and our doctors prefer to spend as much time as possible being hands-on–we spend extra time after treatment to teach exercises and correct posture. These exercise programs strive to increase and maintain stability, strength, endurance, and range of motion. The continuation of exercises during the recovery stage of an injury is important for a number of reasons:
- Once the acute stage has been resolved, we want to regain range of motion and re-strengthen the injured area to original health. We also want to continue exercising safely to retain strength; this is to prevent further muscle loss
- To minimize the risk of recurrence or chronic pain, we mend any biomechanical errors or imbalances by addressing other weaknesses that are the result of, or reason for, the initial injury. This will increase overall strength and stability.
- We educate our clients on the mechanics of their specific injury. Our ultimate goal is to help you become conscious of your own body so you can make minor adjustments in positioning and movement to avoid re-injury.
We can also help you with chronic pain and discomfort throughout your daily life. Office ergonomics, mini breaks between work tasks, posture while driving–we will address these common issues and help you find relief within your busy life.
Of course, our expertise applies to more than just injuries. Aches and pains, yes–but we can also assist in modifying workouts to meet our previously mentioned criteria of building stability, strength, endurance, and range of motion. Our purpose is to correct posture and method in order to enhance performance and prevent future injury. We aim to give you confidence in your biomechanics and minimize any insecurity you may have in the gym, during swims, out running, on the field, or in whatever you love to do.