Health Provider for Kinesiologist | Desiree Knack


About Me


Chief Movement Expert at Fit to Function Kinesiology March 2003 to present

Consultant Kinesiologist to ERGO Inc. 2003 - 2019

Assistant Rehabilitation Consultant at Dynamic Rehabilitation 2001-2007

Clinical Kinesiologist at CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre 2001-2003

Specialties are: wellness, disease prevention and rehabilitation. Land and water-based exercise therapy.

Professional Bio
Desirée Knack is a Registered Kinesiologist, licensed with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and she has over 20 years of experience in the field of movement and rehabilitation. Prior to starting Fit to Function Kinesiology in 2003, Desiree held positions in health and fitness settings, corporate fitness, municipal recreation, employment testing evaluation, exercise prescription and intervention, pain management and functional assessment.

Desirée holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Psychology from Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario), and subsequently earned a Post-Graduate Honours Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma from Humber College.

Over the course of her career, Desirée has had the fortune of working with a variety of clients, injuries, and medical conditions, and a diverse collection of highly accredited health care and wellness professionals in multi-disciplinary settings. Such varied experience has helped Desirée to identify that she enjoys both, teaching people and working with them, to understand how movement plays a key role in recovery, daily life, function and lifestyle improvement.

To provide the best treatment to all of her clients, Desirée regularly engages in furthering her professional knowledge through courses, reading and conferences. Shaping her treatment philosophy, lifelong involvement in sport has taught Desirée the solid values of integrity, perseverance and an indomitable spirit, each of which she teaches her clients to help them in their recovery. Desirée is a firm believer that movement promotes healing on emotional, psychological and physiological levels.

In her spare time, Desirée can be found leading an active lifestyle through exercise and playing sports, and enjoying her family’s athletic and academic pursuits. Although playing soccer year-round is her favourite sport, Desirée also enjoys strength training, running, aquatic exercise, and enjoying the great outdoors to hike, camp, and cycle. She lives by the slogan, use it or lose it; movement is freedom!


University of Western Ontario (now Western University)
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Kinesiology with Psychology
Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology
Recreation and Leisure Services Program with Honours


Registered Kinesiologist
College of Kinesiologists (COKO)
Bone FitTM
Osteoporosis Canada
Nordic Pole Walking Instructor
Urban Poling
AquastretchTM Trained
For the Love of Fit

Continuing Education
Fit to Function Kinesiology

Profile updated on: February 29, 2024


  • Kinesiologist


Area of Focus

Referral Sources

Regulatory Bodies / Professional Associations


  • English

Client / Patient Age Range

  • Adults (18-64)
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Aquatic Therapy / Hydrotherapy
  • Assessment (Gait)
  • Assessment (Musculoskeletal)
  • Assessment for balance, coordination, strength & general mobility
  • Balance & Falls Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Concussion Rehab
  • Disabilities/Medical Rehabilitation
  • Education
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Exercise Training
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy 
  • Flexibility Training
  • Increasing Joint Mobility
  • Increasing Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Osteoporosis Exercise Prescription
  • Pain Management Techniques
  • Posture evaluations and education
  • Rehabilitative and Functional Re-training Exercise Prescription
  • Sport Injuries
  • Stability Ball Conditioning
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Work Hardening Programming

Type of Injuries

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injury
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Injury from slips and falls (recovery and prevention)
  • Knee
  • Leg (Quadriceps)
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Muscle Imbalances
  • Muscular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neck
  • Neurological
  • Oncology (Cancer)
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Physical Pain
  • Poor posture/alignment
  • Posture and movement issues
  • Pre-Surgical & Post-Surgical Rehab and Strengthening
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Rotator cuff/shoulder injury
  • Shoulder
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Stress (Acute, Chronic, Operational, Work)
  • Stroke
  • Tendon
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash