Frequently Asked Questions
What can a Kinesiologist do for me?
Our team of Kinesiologists are movements specialists. We are not only trained academically with degrees, but our team takes pride in providing the best possible treatments by constantly upgrading and expanding credentials and knowledge base. For most of our treatments we use an approach called “Anatomy Trains.” This approach views the body as a unified system from head to toe.
Many times localized therapy is necessary for certain injuries, i.e. shoulder range of motion, etc however it is likely that shoulder injury has a deeper routed issue.
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Why are your ICBC Active Rehabilitation rates $85 per session?
Your sessions are with an experienced Kinesiologist who has worked with numerous MVA and non-MVA injury cases with people from age 14 to age 88. This allows us to understand the root of the injury, the course the injury has taken, and give you the best possible treatment in combination with your individual needs to get your vitality back.
Our premise of viewing the body as made up of “Anatomy Trains” allows us to rehabilitate injuries more effectively and add in extra cues and techniques to also prevent re-injury.
We offer the same high-quality as our private personal training sessions with a focus on your injuries and improving any functional limitations that have taken place since your MVA.
If you have ICBC Part 7 coverage, they will cover $50/session. The remainder will be the responsibility of the client. Once paid, a receipt will be issued to be considered for reimbursement.
We advise all our clients to obtain a GP referral for their Active Rehabilitation program
How many sessions do I need to get to where I want to be?
Depends on where you are starting and what your individual needs are.
Progress – is dependent on previous exercise experience, injuries, age, diligence in exercising between sessions.
Individual needs – if you need professional guidance from our movement specialists, as well as the motivation to exercise, we encourage people to mentally commit to a certain length of time. Results don’t come overnight however, our fitness professionals are committed to helping you get progressively fitter week by week.
Do you guys do in-home Personal Training?
We do take on select in-home clients in Downtown Vancouver only either at our residential gym or yours (depending on scheduling)
How many days a week should I exercise?
The muscular system needs to be challenged consistently in order to become stronger and more functional (pain and injury-free). In general, most people do 2 sessions per week, and exercises for at least 30 minutes on 2 other days.
What should I do for exercise on my own?
We put together personalized programs for your needs. Once we have gone over the exercises technique with you, it gets added to your program which is either emailed to you or handed to you in person.
If I have pain, should I exercise?
Always be proactive. Correct exercises and stretches will likely alleviate pain symptoms. We want to break the cycle at the “restricted movement” point.
I stretch regularly but still feel tight. Should I continue to stretch?
Repetitive tightness becomes progressively worse if not treated. If what you are currently doing is not working, time to reevaluate.
We offer free phone calls with one of our Fascial Stretch Therapists to discuss your situation and potentially suggest the best course of action. Multiple people benefit from Fascial Stretch Therapy which ensures optimal flexibility and functionality. We may also recommend corrective exercises if there are muscle imbalances.
I was in a car accident? When should I come see a Kinesiologist?
We usually we recommend you see a physiotherapist or chiropractor first for some passive therapy. After you have had some passive form of treatment, Active Rehabilitation is highly recommended in order to strengthen your body and prevent further injury in the future.
Once you have been in a car accident, your body becomes susceptible to a domino-effect of injuries and occurrences that can affect your physical and mental health. Speak to your doctor and therapist about when you can start your Active Rehabilitation program.