York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario, with over 123,000 students in 174 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. We believe this is due to a unique combination of students who are prepared and motivated to succeed; teachers who are skilled at helping students learn; strong educational leaders who subscribe to a common
LABORATORY FACILITATOR (Biomechanics) - SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Under the authority of the Assistant Director, Undergraduate studies, the incumbent is responsible to assist the Teaching Laboratory Coordinator of Biomechanics with all assigned undergraduate laboratories. Sous l’autorité du Directeur adjoint des études du premier cycle, le/la titulaire est responsable d’assister le coordonnateur des laboratoires d’enseignement en biomécanique pour tous les laboratoires de premier cycle assignés.
LABORATORY FACILITATOR (Physiology) - SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Under the authority of the Assistant Director, Undergraduate studies, the incumbent is responsible to assist the Teaching Laboratory Coordinator of Exercise Physiology with all assigned undergraduate laboratories. Sous l’autorité du Directeur adjoint des études du premier cycle, le/la titulaire est responsable d’assister le coordonnateur des laboratoires d’enseignement en physiologie de l’exercice pour tous les laboratoires de premier cycle assignés.
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
Back by popular demand, the OKA is once again pleased to present a two-part webinar series on Physical Demands Analysis by Elizabeth Chapman, R.Kin. This webinar series is an excellent introduction for kinesiologists who are looking to expand their services to include the provision of Physical Demands Analysis.
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