Active Rehabilitation | Stretch Therapy | Medical Fitness | Pilates

By: Lifemoves  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Fitness , exercise

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Kinesiologist

  1. Lifemoves' Kinesiologists have a minimum of a 4 year undergraduate degree and are experts in understanding and teaching human movement. We believe in excercise quality over quantity.
  2. Receive guidance on reducing health risks, improving quality of life and wellbeing.
  3. Kinesiologists have the knowledge to design physical activity programs to help you reach your goals while preventing further injury.
  4. Guidance in re-conditioning for sport, work or daily activities.
  5. Each session is rewarding, fun and educational.
  6. Kinesiologists know how to make your fitness program challenging while accounting for your medical condition(s), injury or disability.
  7. Kinesiologists are part of your health care team.
  8. We provide education on current best exercise methods.
  9. We will help you become fitter, more mobile and know the difference between pain and exercise discomfort.
  10. Exercise is medicine. We provide the appropriate prescription and dose while communicating with your medical team.

Which Kinesiology Service is Best For You?

Our Kinesiologists offer several exercise therapy programs: , , , , and .

What is Rehabilitation?

“Rehabilitation is a holistic and integrated program of medical, physical, psychosocial, and vocational interventions that empower a person with a disability to achieve a personally fulfilling, socially meaningful and functionally effective interactions with the world.”

Who Hires a Lifemoves® Kinesiologist?

Anyone seeking the expertise needed to live an active life while managing chronic disease with lifestyle interventions; anyone wanting to get stronger, more agile and more flexible after an injury.

Our clients vary in age from 15 to 85 years old however, the majority of our clients are professionals or retirees between the ages of 35 and 65.

Client Goals include :

  • Exercise and Movement Education
  • Pain Management
  • Longevity and Health Maintenance
  • Improved Physical Fitness (Strength, Energy, Flexibility)
  • Reduce Health Risks (Heart Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure)
  • Post-Rehabilitation (ICBC, Rotator Cuff Injuries Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Back, Sports)
  • Balance Co-ordination
  • Sports Conditioning (Running, Cycling, Downhill Skiing)
  • Adapted Physical Activity (Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, Stroke Recovery)

Who are Practicing Kinesiologists?

Kinesiologists offer a wide variety of assessments and services to the public to assist with both injury/illness prevention and injury management. Their practice is based on the core sciences of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and psychomotor behaviour. Kinesiologists work in the fitness industry, clinically and in industrial environments. (, Canadian Kinesiology Alliance

Practicing Kinesiologists are human movement specialist who have met the entrance standards of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). These standards are more rigorous than a an entry level Personal Trainer.  We have a minimum of a 4-year undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or related field and a set of core courses.

We also hold several related health and fitness certifications. We are required to obtain a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year to maintain our professional registration. Lifemoves™ Kinesiologists complete much more than that including regular first aid and CPR training.

What Professional Associations Do We Belong To?
At Lifemoves® we belong to a variety of health, fitness and rehabilitation associations including:

  • American Council on Exercises
  • British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists
  • British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Keywords: Chronic Disease, exercise, Exercise Therapy, Fitness , health care, Kinesiologists, Movement Education, Physical Activity, Rotator Cuff,

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Pilates Gym Vancouver, Rehabilitative Pilates Training

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Active Rehabilitation Exercise Rehab Sports Injuries | North Vancouver | West Vancouver

We develop an exercise therapy program that helps you transition from treatment (Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Massage Therapy) to your recreational activities or return you to work quickly without injuring yourself further. We help people enjoy an active life after total joint replacements, ACL surgeries, whiplash, back pain, sports injuries and injuries from motor vehicle accidents, falls and other trauma.