The kinesiologist is the health professional who prescribes appropriate physical exercises for treatment (or prevention) purposes.

Rehabilitation / Musculoskeletal disorders / Persistent pain

Kinesiology treatments are for you if you have pain that is still present 3 months or more after your injury, or if you have a chronic pain syndrome.
Interventions in kinesiology make it possible to:

  • Decrease your pain
  • Regain your physical abilities
  • Resume your activities
  • Prevent relapses

For example in case of:

  • Herniated disc
  • Sprain
  • Tendinopathy (“tendinitis”)
  • Capsulitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthrosis (osteoarthritis)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS: complex regional pain syndrome)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

 
They can also be covered in the event of, for example, a car accident (SAAQ), under medical prescription and by reference of your rehabilitation counselor.
 

General preventive health

  • Assessment of lifestyle (diet, sleep, smoking) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Training:
    • Aerobic physical capacity (life expectancy predictor)
    • Muscular endurance, motor strategies (prevention of musculoskeletal disorders)
    • Improving body compositionle
    • Improving overall metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and mental health (decreases or helps prevent stress, anxiety and depression)

Kinesiology services may be covered by the following insurance companies, depending on your policy:

  • Manuvie
  • Desjardins
  • Sunlife
  • Croix bleue
  • Industrielle Alliance
  • Excellence
  • Claim Secure
  • SSQ
  • Great-West
  • and others