Kinesiologists are leaders in the prevention of injury and chronic disease. The Public Health Agency of Canada found that “Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions.” Those include coronary heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, strokes, Alzheimer's disease and certain mental health conditions.
Kinesiologists use exercise in the management of injury and chronic disease. Kinesiologists are case managers who empower and assist injured and affirmed clients to help manage and improve their own health and return to normal lives. From heart events to diabetes, Kinesiologists can help manage some of the most serious chronic conditions Ontarians suffer. Kinesiologists also have the expertise needed to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders, which in past years have accounted for more than 40% of lost-time injuries in Ontario.
Kinesiologists are devoted to improving performance, health, and overall quality of life. Nearly every Canadian can improve their performance, function and well-being across mental and physical parameters, through improved movement and exercise. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and every level of function and physical ability to assess, track, manage and achieve a broad range of personal health goals.
Ask your employer if kinesiology is covered by your extended health care benefits. If not, ask them to add it.