On the occasion of National Kinesiology Week, November 20-26, we took a closer look at the role of kinesiologists, who practice in different specialties across our CIUSSS, helping clients of all ages engage in an active lifestyle to benefit their health and well-being.
You’ll find “kins” on the Cardiac Rehabilitation team at the Richardson Hospital; the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team at Mount Sinai Hospital; rehabilitation teams at Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay and Miriam Centre; in Frontline Services at our CLSCs with the Maladies Chroniques or Stand-Up! Programs; within community centres, and carrying out home visits throughout our territory. They’re helping clients adapt their fitness regimes so they can reach their physical activity goals, all the while boosting their motivation and confidence!
Our kinesiologists also guide clients in improving their lifestyle habits in areas such as sleep hygiene and stress management. All of these healthy practices are important, particularly for people affected by deconditioning (who lack endurance and strength resulting from a period of immobility, often following hospitalization or after an injury). That’s because those who are frail may find themselves at higher risk of falls or developing chronic disease.
In the photo: Modeling the benefits of keeping active are three of the kinesiologists on the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at the Richardson Hospital, together with their interdisciplinary colleagues. Front row, from left: Marie-Pierre Tournier, Céleste Desrosiers and Lisa Masse (on the ball), who is also the clinical coordinator of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
To learn more about the role of kinesiologists in our province, visit the website of the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation.