For doctors, adding the unique expertise of Registered Kinesiologists to your referral network can help improve health care outcomes for your patients.
Registered Kinesiologists’ expertise in the field of movement can give referring doctors an option to help prevent or manage many of the most common illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions suffered by Canadians.
Kinesiologists are leaders in the prevention of injury and chronic disease. Most Canadians are surprised at the extent and strength of the evidence linking proper physical activity to numerous health improvements. Most significantly, physical activity reduces the risk of fatalities from coronary heart disease. It also significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, and colon cancer. Physical activity enhances mental health, fosters healthy muscles, bones and joints and helps maintain function to preserve and extend independence in older adults.
Kinesiologists use exercise in the management of injury and chronic disease. While prevention is the best, most cost-effective way to manage injury or disease, Registered Kinesiologists are more and more on the front-line in restoring people's health. Kinesiologists are case managers who empower and assist injured and infirm clients to help manage and improve their own health and return to normal lives. It is well-documented that: proper exercise can cut in half the risk of dying from a second heart event; be twice as effective in treating type 2 diabetes than standard insulin administration alone; reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent cancer by 50 per cent; and can decrease depression as effectively as medication or behavioural therapy.