Kinesiologists are regulated health care professionals who specialize in the science of human movement and exercise. They evaluate your injuries and assist in rehabilitation and prevention of injuries, including chronic disease treatment. Furthermore, kinesiologists will guide you in overall preventative maintenance for your health and well-being by enhancing your movement and performance.

They obtain a 4-year undergrad degree in Human Kinetics or otherwise titled Kinesiology. They are trained in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, athletic testing and training.

A Kinesiologist does not have a defined specialty, therefore they can practice in a wide range of settings to provide services that relate to movement and exercise science.

Some services that Kinesiologists can assist you with:

  • Functional ability evaluation
  • Gait assessment
  • Postural Evaluation and Education
  • Physical demands analysis
  • Assistive Devices Assessment
  • Fitness program development
  • Cardiac/Cancer/Stroke rehabilitation
  • Diabetes management strategist
  • Coordinating return-to-work
  • Ergonomics – Work site assessments
  • Automobile Accident or Disability claims Management
  • Corporate wellness program development
  • Acute and chronic pain, illness and disease

In Ontario, “Kinesiologist ” is a regulated profession subject to the Standards of Practice, Professional Guidelines and Professional Policies defined by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.