Corrective Exercises are best performed by a professional that has devoted their time and career to understanding movement and how to perform movement properly. Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, function and performance. Kinesiologists identify and examine how the body moves to improve functionality through use of evidence-based knowledge. This allows Kinesiologists to develop individualized programs in order to help treat and prevent injury, reduce anxiety, and improve movement and lifestyle performance.
Our Kinesiologists use a joint-to-joint approach to identify any mobility issues in the body that may be leading to postural inefficiencies, poor mechanical tendencies, or compensatory movement patterns. A full movement screening assessment will allow us to determine the movements that your body may default to, and your ability to maintain control under specific demands related to your sport, work, everyday activities. Our Kinesiologists can then create a comprehensive, personalized, safe and effective program for you to reach your full potential.
If you are currently facing an injury or dysfunction, don’t wait- Spring into action and book in for an assessment with our Registered Kinesiologist! You will receive a comprehensive assessment and action plan. If you are not injured, don’t wait until you are before you start taking care of your body. Invest now and reap the benefits- your body will thank you. Let’s move!
What To Expect:
Optimize movement efficiency, decrease risk of injury
Re-pattern functional movements
Maximize force production
Building capacity to meet your lifestyle demands
Understand how to exercise safely and progressively
Empower you with the tools you need to maximize recovery and improve overall function
Injury prevention education
Improve active range of motion, strength, endurance and speed
Our Registered Kinesiologist holds a Master’s degree as well as advanced training in a variety of populations to conduct clinical assessments, to treat and manage movement dysfunction. Our Kinesiologist also has a proven competency in working with people of all ages and physical abilities across many settings. The focus is on incorporating multiple scientific sub-disciplines including biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and motor learning, into an all-encompassing healthcare practice.
The ABCC's of Rehabilitation
Activation - Properly activating the muscles (or area) that you are intending on rehabilitating.
Breathing and Bracing- Breathing and respiration are different. Respiration is the act of getting air into (primarily inspiring needed Oxygen) and out of (primarily expiring Carbon Dioxide) the lungs, and the body will try to do it any way it can. This means using muscles that it doesn't need to, especially when not engaging in proper postures. That is why during times of stress, after trauma and injury, or if you have poor movement patterns, the body will take on a position that may alter the way you breath. Proper breathing is a combination of having the diaphragm perform what it needs to do, while your trunk, abdominal, back and pelvic muscles are able to brace your body with the correct muscles.
Centration - In order for a joint to work properly it must be in the appropriate position. Centration is the term used to describe the appropriate position of the joint. Ensuring that a joint, or set of joints, are properly aligned and have the proper muscles pulling on them is the focus of many of the rehabilitation protocols created at my office. Proper joint centration results in developing and maintaining a stable structure resulting in a region and body moving more efficiently and effectively while not placing unnecessary strain on the areas being moved.
Coordination - Coordinating muscle activation with movement can be a great challenge when first learning how to do something or very frustrating when re-learning (rehabilitating) a movement pattern after an injury. Movement of the body is like a symphony, when all parts work well, you have fluidity, beauty and music of motion being created. However, when there is a lack of synchronization, and muscles are not doing the right thing at the right moment, then nothing but noise is heard. When the body creates noise (like your body screaming at you that something is wrong), you feel it as pain. This message is an alert that some areas are working harder then others and these inefficient movements result in the body prematurely breaking down. Therefore, to avoid pain, your movements must be coordinated.
Injury Rehabilitation takes the ABCC's into account and activates variousmuscles that have not been working are reawakened and the improvements experienced during treatment sessions are maintained and you no longer experience the symptoms associated with your condition.
Here are some of what the various Active Rehabilitation Protocols contain:
Our approach for each patient is as unique as the individual presenting with a specific condition. To determine if the above programs are appropriate for you or if you wish to begin your active rehabilitation program, contact us with any of your questions!
To book an appointment for ONE80 Injury Rehabilitation therapy in Toronto, fill out our convenient online request an appointment feature located on our homepage. Alternatively, you may call us at 647.560.4495.