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103-190 Carleton Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 6W2 Get directions
At Athletes' Advantage Physiotherapy, we treat acute and chronic injuries as well as prescribe programs to prevent them. If you are an active individual, competitive, recreational,... more... See more text
5832 Terrace Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 3Y8 Get directions
Capilano Rehab Centre is an established south Edmonton sport therapy clinic that has excelled at treating the sports injuries of elite and recreational athletes as well as every da... more... See more text
I was so happy with the treatment I received from all the staff at Capilano Rehab Centre! I was getting treatment for a pretty significant back injury and I am so happy to be back to my regular activities again! Hopefully I don't get an injury again, but if I do I will know where to go! Read more
11472 17th Avenue SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 2S5 Get directions
We offer unique approach to your Physical therapy needs with Physical Therapist, Occupational therapist, Kinesiologist, Orthotist, and Massage Therapist working under one roof towa... more... See more text
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Kinesiologist Barrhead AB

Several health professionals use natural movement to treat different conditions such as muscle pain, physical rehabilitation, or stress and depression. Among the different specialists – such as, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, etc. - which is the most appropriate for your needs? Here is some useful information to help you choose.

Difference Between a Barrhead AB Kinesiologist and a Physiotherapist

There is often confusion when defining the specific tasks of kinesiologists and physiotherapists. Most people group them together and assume they do the same job. However, they are both very distinct disciplines, and use completely unique treatments.

Physiotherapy:

Physiotherapy is treatment by movement, and includes rehabilitation of the body. It acts at the muscular and articular level, and its goal is to correct movement and posture, as well as improve mobility and muscle quality following pains, illnesses, or surgery via stimulation, massages, and exercise.

Kinesiology:

Barrhead AB Kinesiologists are health professionals who use movement for prevention purposes, treatment, and performance. They are primarily interested in physical activity, and make sure training programs are adapted to an individual’s specific condition. Kinesiologists can extend their expertise in several domains such as ergonomics and athletic performance, as well as the psychological side of the start of a physical activity. A kinesiologist can also help you recover from stress or depression.

Before seeing a kinesiologist, or visiting to a kinesiology clinic, don’t hesitate to call or meet the therapist beforehand to see if you feel comfortable with them, as well as to ask questions about the sessions. They’ll accompany you in your physical activity, and it’s important that you feel comfortable with them.

Several associations and federations exist in Quebec to confirm the legitimacy of kinesiologists, such as the Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec.

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