Kinesiologists are human movement specialists that asses, design and implement programs to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance in the areas of sports, recreation, work, daily life activities and exercise.
Lower Back Pain and Kinesiology.
Back pain can result from a number of factors such as a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, sports and even daily life activities such as running, gardening or prolonged computer work.
Causes of lower back pain include:
- Leg Length Differences
- Disc Injuries such as bulges and protrusions
- Nerve root irritation or impingement
- Muscle strains
- Poor Posture
Signs and symptoms include:
- Limited range of motion in lower back, pelvic, hip
- Poor postural stability
- Sharp, achy, burning or shooting pain in the back
- Potential pain radiating down the hip, thigh, calf or foot
How Can Kinesiology Help?
At your first visit with the kinesiologist, they will complete an assessment of your range of motion, strength, and functional ability. The kinesiologist will design a customized exercise rehabilitation program specific to each patients needs.This will include education you on your injury, namely the importance of good posture, and help you to find and maintain your neutral body positions with correct mechanics during functional activities. You will be provided with detailed copies of all your exercises in printed, picture or video format to take home. The kinesiologist’s prime function will be to provide you with a detailed treatment plan of how they can assist you in regaining pre-injury full function.