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.
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.
At Backs in Action, I’ve been seeing the Kinesiologist Rachel Cheung for active rehab for the last 2 years and she has been amazing with helping me work through and achieve progress on my recovery from two major vehicle collisions. She is so kind, personable and highly dedicated in her role. I highly recommend her to anyone as she is so experienced and will genuinely help you reach your goals.
I’m very grateful for Backs in Action for helping me get back to work after my ICBC injury. Andrew (physio), Jonathan (chiro), Rachel (active rehab), and the front staff were instrumental in my recovery journey. I have successfully completed my gradual return to work and am now back to working full time. Their willingness to help me succeed also helped me in other ways. They encouraged and motivated me to change from living a sedentary lifestyle to being healthier and more active! I would highly recommend Backs in Action to anyone!
I have benefited greatly from Physiotherapy and Active rehab by Reza, very professional, knowledgeable and friendly, he has answered to all my questions with patience and details, he has helped me increase my overall flexibility and back/core strength. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help with an injury or needing a plan to help their day to day activities.
Backs in action is a group of well trained professionals. I came to know them because of a need for active rehab due to shoulder and neck injuries. Rachel my kinesiologist has paid close attention to my physical limitations since day one and has been able to create a program that meets my needs in order to get me back to my normal routine.
I've been doing Active Rehab with Rachel Cheung every week to help with my upper and lower back pain due my car accident a few months ago, and so far my recovery has been great! 🙂
I've been seeing Rachel Cheung at Backs in Action for ICBC Active Rehab for months (both in person and via telehealth), and she's fantastic. I was suffering from chronic headaches and shoulder and neck pains from two car accidents, and years of physiotherapy had gotten me as far in my recovery as I could go... but then Rachel made a huge difference.