I just got an email from a reader of Exercises for Injuries on “finding a Kinesiologist“.
He was specifically asking for a Kinesiologist with a special skill set.
This is the email:
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:59:39 -0700
From: Alan R
Subject: Kinesiologist with Sign Language Training
It’s Alan from Langley.
Just wondering if you knew of anyone in the industry that not only has experience working with ICBC patients but also has the ability to sign. We recently took on a patient at the clinic that is hearing impaired. Thru the use of a translator the client was assessed by the physiotherapist and given exercises by me. There has been some suggestion that the patient would do well with some aquatherapy sessions. I thought I would contact you and see if you knew of anyone that you could recommend to help this patient with their recovery.
Thank you very much for your help,
Answering Your Question Alan
I do not know a Kinesiologist in the Surrey, Langley or Abbotsford area that knows sign language.
I thought your question would be a good one for an article on what you can do to search out a Kinesiologist in your area.
#1 – Visit Find a Kinesiologist on Canadian Kinesiologist Association Website – CKA.ca
The Canadian Kinesiologist Association (CKA) has a “Find a Kin” feature on their website.
The CKA is the national association for Kinesiologists in Canada. They have put together a database of Kinesiologists in Canada.
If you need one, you just enter the city / province you are looking for and you will get a bunch of them.
#2 – Visit Find a Kinesiologist on the Ontario Kinesiology Association Website – oka.on.ca
If you are looking for a Kinesiologist in Ontario, the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) has a great “Find a Kinesiologist” feature.
You can select to look for a Kinesiologist by postal code and to a maximum of a specific distance from the postal code.
It is very cool.
#3 – Ask for Help on Kinesiologist Facebook Fan Pages
Who does not have a Facebook Fan Page. I even have one – Exercises For Injuries Facebook Fan Page.
The ones that I know that are out there are:
- Alberta Kinesiology Association
- British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists
- Ontario Kinesiology Association
- Canadian Kinesiology Alliance
You can log into your Facebook, search out the Fan Page for the listed Kinesiologist association in the area you need one and leave a comment on the page for what you are looking for.
#4 – Good Old Google
You can always try to Google search to find a Kinesiologist based on the area you are looking for someone.
I hope this little article helped you out.
If you have any ideas on finding a Kinesiologist, please do share by commenting.
Please remember, the type of Kinesiologist I am talking about is one with a university education in a movement science.
That is it.
Have a great day.
Rick Kaselj, MS