Exercise as medicine is the approach our kinesiologists take when addressing a variety of orthopedic injuries, chronic disease management, neuromuscular conditions, surgery recovery, or recovery from cancer treatment.
The kinesiologist will complete an assessment appropriate to the condition/injury presented and develop a goal oriented individualized exercise program. The kinesiologist will follow your progress through follow up visits arranged at the discretion of the client.
At Kinnect to Wellness we work with the client to promote successful outcomes, therefore, follow up visits are a key to the success of the program.
Physiotherapy involves a comprehensive biomechanical physical assessment to identify movement dysfunctions that contribute to pain and disability.
It is focused on restoring and maximizing your function and well-being and will help you with:
Understanding your injury and the stages of healing
Improvement of physical function (strength, mobility, motor control, balance, flexibility, etc.)
Planning a return to physical activity (functional, vocational, sport-specific)
Prevention of injuries (both now and in the future)
Identifying the need for additional health services (diagnostics, medical follow-up, etc.)
Treatment includes a range of hands-on manual therapy techniques as well as myofascial release, exercise prescription, supportive taping and education.
Pilates Reformer Training
With a focus on core stability, pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and neutral spine alignment, the Pilates Reformer and Stability Chair are used to promote optimal musculoskeletal performance, strength, flexibility and endurance.
Regular reformer and stability chair conditioning will restore natural curves of the spine, help to relieve back pain, improve body awareness for injury prevention and balance, and improve proprioception in particular for post injury rehabilitation.
Functional movement assessments
Do you want to start back at the gym, but feel unsure either due to pain or uncertainty?
At Kinnect to Wellness we subscribe to a number of functional movement assessment protocols. These can include; the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), The Magnificent Seven based on research and development by Dr. Craig Liebensen, core evaluations based on the work of Dr. Stuart McGill, as well as fitness tests using protocols from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
These assessment methods allow the kinesiologist to determine if dysfunctional movement patterns exist, then use this information to work on corrective exercises and education surrounding your body and movement patterns. An evaluation of your movement patterns, strength, flexibility and balance are essential for developing exercise programs for fitness goals as well as rehabilitation goals.
The work we do and the postures we present to complete this work can have an adverse affect on our bodies and how they function. Kinnect to Wellness employs kinesiologists with added training in office and low level industrial ergonomic assessment.
Benefits to requesting an ergonomic assessment for your work place include:
Identifying risk factors for injury
Education on alternative postures or position to reduce risk of injury
Management of work/rest ratios to minimize time in sustained postures
Advising on recommendation for equipment or modifications to the work station to correct or reduce risk factors
Reducing sick time in the work place by contributing to a healthier physical work environment
Kinnect to Wellness offers work conditioning programming for people needing to re-enter the work place. Deconditioning occurs when a person has been injured or incapacitated in some way and unable to perform their job.
Our programs are individualized to the employee and take into account the physical demands of the job as well as the employee’s injury and possible limitations. We work with each employee separately as opposed to a group approach in order to ensure that the employee has the potential to achieve maximum recovery and a successful return to work.
Our prices are competitive so please contact us to receive a quote.
Schroth Scoliosis Management
The Schroth method is an evidence-based, non-surgical approach to managing idiopathic scoliosis based on an individual’s specific curve pattern.
Schroth therapy combines breathing, strength training, and postural awareness. A Schroth therapist identifies the type of curvature and teaches the patient to move against their specific spinal curvatures while tightening certain muscles and breathing in a specific pattern.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of conditions occurring in the pelvic region, including the spine and hips. Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to assess conditions related to nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
It is never “too late” to be assessed and treated for any sort of pelvic dysfunction!
GLA:D is an 8 week educational and exercise program for those with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. The program includes 2 educational class and 12 exercise sessions offered 2 days/week for 6 weeks. The goal of the program is to reduce symptoms of pain so that you can do the things you want to do.
Parkinson’s Mobility Class
Offered at the YMCA
KInnect to Wellness has partnered with the Parkinson’s support group of Sudbury to offer mobility classes to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Exercise has been proven to be even more effective than most PD medications for dealing with the mobility issues caused by the disease.