Kinesiology is the science of human movement. Kinesiologists at Pacific North Wellness apply the latest exercise science to improve the health, performance, and ability of their clients. Our BCAK certified kinesiologists utilize exercise prescription to help you explore mobility, strength and resilience in your body. We work with a range of people including athletes, seniors, and people in chronic pain. Kinesiology excels at preventing injury, mitigating health issues and alleviating chronic pain.
Kinesiology might be for you if you are looking to pursue an active lifestyle, recovering from a motor vehicle accident, or are an athlete striving for performance and injury prevention.
The Kinesiologists at Pacific North Wellness have a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and extensive experience in training and rehabilitation. Kinesiology helps clients improve their health, fitness, and ability to participate in the things they love to do.
ICBC Active Rehabilitation
ICBC Active Rehab sessions are led by our experienced Kinesiologists. We used an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to develop a treatment plan that is specific to your injury and your goals. We believe in educating and instilling independence in our clients.
Our Kinesiologists will collaborate with your ICBC claims specialist and healthcare team (including Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and RMT’s) to make the treatment and approvals process easy and consistent.
Sport Specific Exercise
Kinesiologists at Pacific North Wellness have worked with many high level athletes from collegiate to professional level. Our Kinesiologist, Garth, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified fitness professional and has helped competitive and recreational golfers achieve their golfing goals
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our kinesiologists start with a functional assessment to assess your posture, range of motion, and strength. They will then create a program to help you feel fit and capable to take on whatever challenges you face. Whether your goals are strength, flexibility/mobility, injury prevention, or recovery, our kinesiologists can guide you to achieve it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a doctor's referral?No referral is necessary for Private or MSP funded patients.
Is Physiotherapy covered by insurance?Yes. Most extended health plans offer coverage for Physiotherapy services. Each company offers different amounts. Some plans have a maximum amount per year, and some plans are unlimited. Physiotherapy is also covered by MSP premium assistance. If you are eligible for premium assistance, MSP will cover $23 per session, for up to 10 sessions per year.
What should I wear to my Physiotherapy appointment?Please wear clothes that can move so we can access the area that needs to be assessed and treated. If you have a knee injury, please bring shorts. If you have a shoulder injury please wear a tank top or a shirt that can be moved to expose the area.
Do you accept ICBC/car accident claims?Yes, we do accept valid ICBC claims. On your first appointment you will need your healthcare card and a valid claim number. You are entitled to accident benefits whether you are at fault or not.
Do you accept WorkSafeBC claims?No, we do not accept WorkSafeBC claims.
What is Dry Needling?Dry Needling is a form of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). Using acupuncture-like needles, the therapist will place the needle into muscles that have tight bands or “trigger points.” The ultimate goal of Dry Needling is to cause a “twitch response” within the muscle. This can feel like an ache, tightness, or small contraction within the muscle. It is brief and the discomfort typically subsides immediately. The purpose of Dry Needling is to create a neuromuscular change which can help to decrease muscle tension, improve muscle strength and flexibility, and, overall, improve symptoms of pain and dysfunction.