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Kinesiology is the study of human movement, and it’s components; anatomical, biomechanics, neuromotor, and ergonomics in interaction with your environment. 

Kinesiologists provide functional movement assessments that ultimately improve your posture, body alignment, muscular strength, mobility, stability and balance. Exercise prescription is a key factor in your rehabilitation to ensure full recovery from injury and to promote optimal function. These exercise prescriptions come in many forms such as stretching, strengthening, mobilizations, core-stabilization, balancing and muscle re-education. Taylor as a registered Kinesiologist provides patients with a range of exercise prescriptions, correcting postural dysfunctions related to specific injuries. Her focus is to maintain, rehabilitate and enhance human movement.

There are a few main differences between a kinesiologist and physiotherapist and these are:

  • A physiotherapist uses more passive techniques (example: needle work, manual therapy and modalities).

  • A kinesiologist typically spend up to an hour of time with their clients.

  • Kinesiologists' use an active exercise rehab and fitness program method ie: strengthening with the intent to avoid reinjury

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  • If you want to improve your level of health and fitness.

  • Have a referral from a doctor to begin active rehabilitation for a health condition.

  • Goals to increase your strength, balance, core stability, posture realignment, or to simply move with ease and confidence.

  • If you want to learn how to manage your health condition(s) with physical activity and lifestyle changes

  • If you have been involved in an Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC)

  • Chronic and/or re-occurring injury

  • Weight Training, Weight Management and Injury prevention 


Taylor Haeusler | Kinesiologist
(Active Movement Specialist)
Leaving August 18th 2023 & returning
Fall/Winter of 2024

Taylor graduated from the University of Regina in 2020 with a Bachelor in Kinesiology. Since graduating Taylor has become a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and is affiliated with the Canadian Kinesiologist Alliance (CKA). As a Kinesiologist Taylor can work with many different populations such as seniors, rehabilitating motor vehicle collision clients, post-surgical clients, athletes, and many more. Taylor strives to help her clients with their health and fitness goals through mobility work, exercise, diet, stretching and education. Taylor was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan. Her passion for hiking, snowboarding and the outdoors brought her to the Kootenays in spring of 2020. Taylor is excited to share her passion for living a health lifestyle with Castlegar and the surrounding communities.

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George Pollit | Exercise Physiologist & Kinesiologist

Hailing from New Zealand, George completed postgraduate training in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Auckland, specializing in Musculoskeletal and Cardiac rehabilitation. In his work as an Exercise Physiologist George has seen a diverse range of clients with numerous goals, ranging from improving cardiac and neurological function, metabolic health, balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility.
George believes movement is a key foundation of human health and that this movement needs to be individually tailored and holistically applied. Practically, this means George’s exercise prescriptions will be focused around your individual needs and will use the latest evidence to ensure you quickly and effectively achieve your goals.
Since relocating to Canada, George has spent his time travelling throughout British Columbia which has eventually led him here, to the Kootenays. He is very excited to be embarking on this new chapter, working with Kootenay Integrated Health.


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IMPORTANT: It is recommended that all patrons who are wanting to purchase bracing from KIH to please check with your extended health plans. Rigid bracing, Medical Device/supplies and Over the counter (OTC) bracing are different. GP Referrals required for Custom Bracing! 

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