Calvin Orok, Hon. B.Sc., M.Sc., C.OHS, R.Kin: 33 years of experience including fitness and exercise, small business management, event promotion, disability management, physical demands analyses (PDA’s), functional capacity evaluations, worksite assessments, safety and accident/incident investigation, ergonomic evaluations, clinical exercise prescription and case management of injured workers.
July 2018 Issue: The Problem of Sedentary Behaviour in the Office Workspace: A Structured Exercise Program for Primary Prevention - Skyler Mann R.Kin, MPK, Abdul-Hamid Hamad MD, and Dinesh Kumbhare MD, PhD
Occupations that require employees to remain seated for extended periods of time are continually becoming more pervasive in today’s workforce. Those who perform office/desk work are sitting on average 8-12 hours/day during work days, and 7-9.5 hours/day on days off. These trends are particularly worrisome considering higher prevalence for conditions such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, obesity, deep vein thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease being linked with habitual sedentary behaviou
February 2018 Issue: PREhabilitation – Preparing the Patient for Surgery, Priya Brahmbhatt, RKin & Rachel Aitken, RKin
Preparing one’s body for the stresses of surgery through exercise is known as prehabilitation and has been widely shown to improve pre- and postoperative wellbeing1. Prehabilitation is important because physical fitness strongly predicts outcomes related to surgery2. Analogous to training before a marathon or another challenging sporting event, prehabilitation prepares patients for surgery and capitalizes on the waiting period between diagnosis and surgery – a time when patients may be in better
November 2017 Issue: Interprofessional Education: What is it and why should it matter to Kinesiologists? Steven Fischer, RKin PhD & Daniel Santa Mina, RKin PhD
Optimizing person-centred outcomes often relies on the collaborative efforts of multiple health professionals, commonly referred to as interprofessional collaboration or IPC. Interprofessional education or IPE, aims to prepare health professionals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to support effective IPC. While effective IPE requires many critical ingredients (Oandasan & Reeves, 2005), at its core IPE requires students from different health professions to collectively engage i
October 2017 Supplemental: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): An effective strategy for maximizing health and fitness - Efthymios Papadopoulos, R.Kin, MSc & Jenna Gillen, PhD
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend accumulating 150 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity per week to maintain or improve health1. For many Canadians, this is typically achieved through routine bouts of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT), such as 30 minutes per day on 5 days per week. However, a large and convincing body of research indicates that achieving only 40 to 60 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) per week leads to similar
On a daily basis, registered kinesiologists (RKins) make decisions about how to best support the health of their clients to improve their clinical outcomes and maximize safety. Care decisions are highly individualized to ensure that the right client (or patient) receives the right treatment (or assessment or program) at the right time. With the ubiquity of ‘snake oils’, trendy diets, gizmos, gadgets, and fitness fads, it can be challenging to sift through the noise to discern the real from the f
August 2017 Issue: Advanced Training in Professional Kinesiology - Scott Thomas, Rkin, PhD, Michael Holmes PhD, and Leanne Smith, RKin, MSc
How do those entering or in the profession of kinesiology gain advanced training? New graduates of kinesiology programs are eligible to write the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) Registered Kinesiologist examination but many students look for additional experience and training.
July 2017 Issue: Exercise and Sleep – A crash course for the Kinesiologist - Gillian White, MSc., PhD (C)
We know that sleep is integral to how we function day to day – a sleepy brain makes for a sleepy body. But you may not realize just how much sleep impacts your body when you are chronically pushing bed time back in favour of getting more stuff done.