Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance, and function. The practice of kinesiology incorporates the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology, and considers neuroscience and psychosocial factors. Kinesiologists use evidence-based research to treat and prevent injury and disease and to improve movement and performance. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and physical abilities in many settings to help them achieve their health and wellness goals and improve their quality of life. Some areas of kinesiology practice include: health promotion, injury rehabilitation, chronic disease management, ergonomics and workplace safety, fitness and athletics, return to work planning and disability management.
Licensed practitioners use kinesiology techniques to treat imbalances, issues within the nervous system, nutritional excess and deficiencies, stress, and more.
At Expert Physio Plus in Gloucester, we are happy to say that we have a licensed kinesiologist on our team! If you’re in need of care, request an appointment with one of our experts today. We are here to help you determine the best plan of action for your condition, and we’ll be with you every step of the way during treatment!
How can a kinesiologist help treat my specific condition?
A kinesiologist is an expert in bodily movement. They look at all the mechanics of the body to determine the best course of treatment for each patient’s specific needs.
When working with a kinesiologist at Expert Physio Plus in Gloucester, you may be asked to perform certain diagnostic movement tests that will analyze your body function. From there, your kinesiologist will help guide you through both manual and non-manual treatment methods that may help you find relief and get your body back to its normal levels of physical function.
As kinesiology is centered around movement, it is likely that much of your treatment with a kinesiologist will be focused on moving the body in ways that will aid in healing, so you can reach optimum levels of health and wellness.
What conditions can a kinesiologist treat?
Kinesiologists help treat several health issues, including, but not limited to the following: Poor posture, Joint mobility, Reducing stress on muscles and joints, Chronic pain, Headaches, Digestive issues, Improving coordination and brain function.
Your therapist or kinesiologist at Expert Physio Plus will be able to determine the root cause of your discomfort, pain, or imbalance at your first appointment. From there, they’ll create a customized treatment plan that is aimed at resolving your issue and helping you feel better.
Keep in mind that all patients are different and what works for someone else may not work for you, and vice versa! Your treatment plan may include the use of Kinesio taping as well, which is a method that works by doing a few important things for your body.
This method helps in resetting the circuitry in the affected part of your body by correcting any faulty interactions between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons underneath. This results in an improvement of muscle strength and activity.
Kinesio taping also works by blocking any pain receptors being sent to the brain. If those painful messages aren’t being received, the muscles in the affected area will loosen up and the likelihood for spasms will significantly decrease. Pain constricts an affected area, but if the pain is taken away, there suddenly becomes more freedom for blood flow and movement!