Align Family Health & Fitness offers Kinesiology Services for the entire family and offers a comprehensive Initial Consultation that includes a Functional Movement Screen that highlights areas of strength and weakness in everyday movement patterns. Moving well helps reduce pain and prevent injuries. It helps clients living chronic health conditions to get stronger and gain more confidence when moving.
Our services help all ages and abilities. Some examples of who we have worked with in the past include:
Kinesiology for Seniors
If you are a senior looking to move more, this Functional Movement Check-up
will assess your risk for falls and correct any dysfunction with safe corrective
mobility and stability exercises.
Kinesiology For Pre & Post Natal Women
Muscle imbalances are common in post-natal women. This screening is
especially important for women after giving birth to assess how their body
adapted to pregnancy. Every women has individual differences that should be
assessed and addressed to help protect them from injury when
they are ready and motivated to participate in more vigorous activity.
Kinesiology for Young Athletes
If your young athlete is beginning to specialize in one sport. The screening can assess
the athlete for strengths and weaknesses putting them at risk for a sport injury. An injury
can set a young athlete back from achieving their goal to play their sport at the university
level or professionally. Assessment results will allow for corrective programming that will
help protect your athlete from strains, sprains, tears and dislocations. If your young athlete
has already suffered an injury, preventing re-injury should be a priority in a training program.
Kinesiologist will collaborate with past and current health professionals such as physiotherapists,
chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths, ect. upon your request to allow for the best
possible programming for the athlete.
Kinesiology for Kids (Physical Literacy)
Parents of children 8 years and older may be interested in getting their child
screened for muscle imbalances early. Kinesiologist can provide fun games
and activities to parents to try that are beneficial in helping improve
dysfunctional movement patterns early.
Kinesiology for Families
Research shows that when families move and exercise together,
children are more likely to continue being active later in life. If you
as a parent have an injury, pain or dysfunction that is preventing you
from being active with your children, a Kinesiologist can help. We can
collaborate with current and past health professionals that you are
currently seeing or have seen in the past to provide a program that is
best suited for you and your family. Align Family Fitness provides
parents the option to bring your child with you to your exercise sessions
to show them the work you are putting in to feel better. Kids often
mimic the movements you are doing and enjoy learning healthy habits.
Kinesiology for Teachers
Are you aware of your body positions when teaching? Are you standing a lot,
bending over helping students, spending a lot time at your computer during
report card writing, ect? How you move 8 hours a day, effects your overall
well-being. Often when repetitive movements are not balanced with the correct
stretching and strengthening exercises teachers can begin to feel tired in the
middle of a work day, are more susceptible to getting sick, get aches and pains
in the shoulder, neck and back. If you experience any of these, you can benefit
from balanced programming provided by a R.Kin.
Kinesiology for Nurses
Long shifts can play havoc on your body and your overall movement patterns.
Are you on your feet all day, are you required to lift or roll patients? After a long
shift, the last thing your body wants is to work out! Instead of feeling like you have
to push your body even more, Kinesiology can provide your body with the exercises
that will help it perform better at work and in your everyday life.