KineKT is a new section of the OKA website and E-Kinnection newsletter dedicated Kinesiology Knowledge Translation (KT) The Canadian Institutes of Health Research define KT as a “dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.” KineKT provides an opportunity for kinesiology researchers to share and discuss contemporary issues and innovations in science in an effort to advance kinesiology practice.

Submissions to KineKT
KineKT welcomes short contributions on research ideas, findings, and issues in kinesiology that relate to practice and are intended to drive further exploration into an area of interest by the reader. Contributions are expected to provide introductory description or discussion on the topic within 300-500 words and include no more than 5 references (preferably contemporary and open-access academic sources cited using superscript notation in Vancouver style).

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January 2019 Issue - Why are we required to do self-assessments by the COKO? The research and reasoning behind the yearly self-reflection – Rebecca Ataman, RKin, MSc

Posted Jan 24th, 2019

Every winter brings with it snow, ice and the many self-assessment reminders by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO).  Every winter I hear bitter complaints about completing something so tedious.  The common refrain of  “What is the point?” circulates amongst my colleagues. Self-assessments for healthcare professionals are mandated for every regulated healthcare profession in Ontario.  The policy is ubiquitous, but the goals of the self-assessment are often not as well understood by c

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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

Posted Jul 11th, 2018

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

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February 2018 Issue: PREhabilitation – Preparing the Patient for Surgery, Priya Brahmbhatt, RKin & Rachel Aitken, RKin

Posted Feb 14th, 2018

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

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November 2017 Issue: Interprofessional Education: What is it and why should it matter to Kinesiologists? Steven Fischer, RKin PhD & Daniel Santa Mina, RKin PhD

Posted Nov 29th, 2017

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

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August 2017 Issue: Advanced Training in Professional Kinesiology - Scott Thomas, Rkin, PhD, Michael Holmes PhD, and Leanne Smith, RKin, MSc

Posted Aug 8th, 2017

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.

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July 2017 Issue: Exercise and Sleep – A crash course for the Kinesiologist - Gillian White, MSc., PhD (C)

Posted Jul 24th, 2017

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.

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June 2017 Issue: A Research Agenda for the Profession of Kinesiology: Made by Us, For Us - Noah Wayne, PhD, RKin and Daniel Santa Mina, PhD RKin

Posted Jun 13th, 2017

For every health care profession, there is a responsibility to ensure the care provided to clients is based on sound, peer-reviewed evidence - evidence that implies that what we do is safe, effective, and valuable.

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May 2017 Issue: The “Who”, “Why” and “How” of kinesiologists’ practice related to Functional Capacity Evaluations -Kathryn Sinden, RKin., PhD

Posted May 2nd, 2017

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is an important clinical tool used to assess individuals’ ability to perform tasks that are linked to job duties such as lifting, walking, pulling / pushing, carrying and manual handling. The information and recommendations from FCEs are often used in litigation related to disability and to support the rehabilitation of injured and/or ill workers

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April 2017 Issue: Researching Falls from Cool and dynamic angles - Roger Montgomery, MSc Kinesiology

Posted Mar 27th, 2017

The iDAPT research facility is home to several motion simulators that allow researchers to investigate how individuals respond to changes in their environment. One example is ‘FallsLab’ that can challenge people from a variety of populations (e.g. older healthy adults) to react to the introduction of, or sudden changes in, motion to simulate falls

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March 2017 Issue: Knowledge Translation: What is it and why is it relevant in kinesiology? - Daniel Santa Mina, RKin, PhD & Noah Wayne, RKin, PhD

Posted Mar 13th, 2017

For the kinesiologist, evidence-based practice requires consideration of research to guide assessment and treatment decisions for patients or clients, as well as other activities within their scope of practice, including service programming decisions, teaching, and interprofessional collaboration

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