Kinesiology, Active Rehab and Exercise Prescription


What is Active Rehab?

Active Rehab, sometimes known as Exercise Rehab, is a method of physiotherapy that introduces patients to an exercise and conditioning regimen to resolve symptoms and improve movement, including strength and flexibility. We have an in-clinic gym at Backs in Action that allows you to move through your exercises on our premises. Active Rehabilitation sessions begin with an assessment of the patient’s symptoms and range of motion. This is followed by a series of exercises and stretches that are tailored to enhance the patient’s safe return to normal daily activity. Our East Vancouver Physiotherapists and Kinesiologists are both able to provide Active Rehab services.

Kinesiology vs Physiotherapy – What’s the Difference?

Physiotherapists combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.  Kinesiologists often spend more active time with their patients, doing exercise rehab and fitness programming due to their educational focus on human movement and form. We have both Kinesiologists and Physiotherapists at our clinic to help you heal on a more integrated level.

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How can a Kinesiologist help you?

As a specialist in human movement, a kinesiologist can help you with rehab and prevention, as well as physical maintenance for your health and well-being. Kinesiologists can also make recommendations on ergonomic workplace arrangements as well as training on proper posture-related activities such as lifting, sitting and standing. They can help create exercise and stretching plans specific to your body so that the tasks you carry out on a regular basis can become more comfortable.