WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY
Kinesiology is the study of dynamics of human movement, and it’s components; anatomical, biomechanics, neuromotor, and ergonomics in interaction with the 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).
A kinesiologist will typically spend more time with their clients.
While a kinesiologist is trained in passive techniques, they will use more active exercise rehab and fitness programming.
WHEN TO CHOOSE A KINESIOLOGIST
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)
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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