Wow! It has been a year since our first private personal training, fitness and rehabilitaiton studio opened in North Vancouver. While it took me 15 years, I held on to the dream of my own studio; last year that dream culminated in a lot of hardwork to become a reality.
When patients are told by their family physician to be more active, they often don’t have the first clue of where to go or how to start. Kinesiologists provide guidance to fill their prescription based on their health history, lifestyle and goals.
The American Council of Sports Medicine recently released the results of their ninth annual ASCM Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. Although, educated certified and experienced fitness professionals dropped to number three this year we previously held the top spot from 2008 to 2014.
Last year we sent out postcards to doctors in West Vancouver and North Vancouver with the headline Exercise is Medicine with the goal of encouraging doctors to prescribe kinesiology. A couple of doctors called us to us find out more and agreed. In 2014, we followed up with another postcard campaign to Prescribe Kinesiology. We have also […]
Certain life choices shape our career. Kinesiology is a strong foundation for other professional medical careers. Healthcare is in my genes. One side of my family has a legacy of being outstanding doctors as well as nurses.
Every year the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, which Lifemoves is a member of hosts a business tradeshow to showcase businesses in North Vancouver. This five hour event was free, open to the public and held at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. Andrea and I had a lot of fun talking to North Vancouver […]
The B.C. Ministry of Health and the B.C. Medical Association has recognized Kinesiologists as part of the rehabilitation puzzle. We have been included in an initiative that they have been working on as joint venture with the the General Practice Services Committee and HealthLink BC to make it easier and more timely for healthcare professionals […]
Benefits of Using Kinesio Tape for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Kinesio tape is a therapeutic tape that has been used in a wide array of sporting events from the Beijing Summers Games in 2008 to the Rugby World Cup in 2010 and have heard that it is endorsed by numerous high profile individual athletes including […]
Can we get your help? Did you know that this blog was nomiated by Best Health for a blog award? Lifemoves is poised for big growth in 2012. This means that we will be adding more content and looking for more ways to share information in all of our blogs: What’s Moving at Lifemoves, Red […]
In the space of one day I had two people approach me with completely different views about what Lifemoves’ Kinesiologists do. One did not see the difference between our exercise therapy services and Personal Training. The other person I spoke with stated that they had used Personal Trainers for nearly a decade and the trainers’ […]
Education is one of Lifemove’s core values. We often are granted teachable moments where this core value is tapped into. In the last 10 years the fitness industry has gone from fanciful movements with the BOSU and other devices to make a training session “fun-ctional” back to basic human movements of lifting, pushing, pulling and rotating […]
Chronic pain is a complex process that has lasted more than 6 months and this is after tissues involved in the original injury or surgery have healed. Kinesiologists help relieve chronic pain with exercise therapy.
It is clear from a recent news story on CTV Television that having a Kinesiology degree is valued by consumers, fitness centres and third party payers (ICBC, Disability Insurance and Health Benefits providers). It is poignant that a news story about a well known gym claiming that their Personal Trainers have Kinesiologists on staff, when […]
The difference between a personal trainer and a kinesiologist is more than just what we choose to call ourselves. The main differences are our scope of practice, base education and the types of clients we can design exercise programs for.