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Kinesiology & Active Rehab

Regain strength, flexibility, and function with Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation.

About Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. A Kinesiologist is a graduate of a university Bachelor’s program in Human Kinetics.

Kinesiologists employ the use of corrective exercises and stretches to help fix muscle imbalances, which are often the cause of ongoing pain after an accident and/or injury. By strengthening muscles that have become weakened from damage or disuse, and stretching overly tight muscles, the uneven forces across the various joints of the body can become balanced, leading to proper muscle function and body movement.

The main goal of Kinesiology sessions is to help clients to return to their regular life activities, through active rehabilitation (strengthening, mobility and stretching exercises). 

Kinesiology sessions include:

  • assessment to identify areas of weakness and restriction
  • customized exercise prescription
  • education regarding pain-management techniques, pacing, and injury prevention

Sessions will last about an hour and will usually include a warmup session, flexibility, strengthening, core stability, and functional movement integration exercises. 

If you have an injury that has kept you from enjoying your everyday life activities, our professional Kinesiologists will develop a customized recovery plan to ensure you are back on track quickly.

Is Kinesiology recommended for me?

Kinesiology has proven to be highly effective for individuals who:

Have been injured in a motor vehicle accident

Are experiencing lower back, neck, shoulder, knee pain

Have mild sports injuries

have been diagnosed with arthritis or osteoarthritis

Are interested in maximizing their health and fitness

have postural issues

Kinesiology may be fully or partially covered by ICBC or other private insurance companies or providers. If you have any questions, call us today and our friendly staff will be able to help you.

If you are also interested in a customized exercise routine, you may also explore Personal Training services.

Have you been involved in a car accident? Kinesiology sessions are covered in active ICBC claims.

Active ICBC claims cover 12 Kinesiology sessions. Kinesiologists will help you:

  • Manage pain and discomfort after a car accident
  • Create an individualized exercise and stretching routine to correct muscle imbalances
  • Educate you on how to modify activities through your recovery

Legacies Health Centre offers all of the other treatment services covered under ICBC active claims (Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, Counselling and Occupational Therapy). You may access different services at the same time, and pair appointments back-to-back. Treatment pairing not only supports your recovery but also helps you get the best out of each treatment and save you time. Learn more about ICBC Services.

Benefits of the Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation

  • Correction of muscular imbalances 
  • Increased muscular strength, endurance and power
  • Increased joint mobility and muscles flexibility
  • Education on how to perform stretches and exercises safely and effectively

Why Choose Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation at Legacies Health Centre?

Our large, open space gym and wide variety of equipment provide a welcoming and effective space for your active rehab sessions. Our Kinesiologists work closely with the other practitioners you see to ensure you receive the safest, most effective care under professional supervision.

We have highly trained professionals with vast experience and modalities to assist in many conditions and injuries. We work closely with our and your team to deliver the highest and best outcome possible.

  • Experienced and knowledgeable team of clinicians
  • Wide range of treatment and services under the same roof 
  • Convenient locations across the Lower Mainland
  • Easy Online Booking
  • Free Parking
  • Direct Billing available to most services and providers (see list)

Kinesiology sessions are covered by some extended health insurers and may also be available for ICBC and WCB claims.

Before Your Appointment

If there are any specific preparations required for your appointment, you will be advised prior to your appointment day. 

First and Subsequent Appointments

As your sessions will involve physical activity, running shoes and appropriate exercise attire are strongly recommended. Please bring a water bottle to your appointment.

Your first appointment will consist of a verbal assessment to obtain background information about your accident/injury, as well as areas affected and how your injuries affect your work/day-to-day life. There will also be a physical assessment portion to assess range of motion of the affected muscle groups, as well as simple strength testing, which is very important for us to determine muscle imbalances and/or joint dysfunctions/limitations. 

After the assessment, your therapist will customize an exercise prescription and provide education regarding pain-management techniques, pacing, and injury prevention.

Subsequent visits will consist of resistance exercises, stretches, and movement techniques tailored to your individual injury. Visits typically start with a light warm-up, followed by a one-on-one exercise session with our knowledgeable Kinesiologists who will develop a personalized exercise routine targeting your affected areas. 

Your Kinesiologist may refer you to other therapies available at our health centres that can support your treatment plan. As you recover from your injury, you might also be referred to Personal Training services, so you can work on the next stage of your health and fitness goals.

At the end of the session, you will be reminded to book your follow-up appointments, when needed. You may do that with your clinician, call one of our locations, or book online.

After Your Appointment

If applicable and needed for your condition/injury, and aligned to your treatment plan, you Kinesiologist will email exercises descriptions, pictures and videos. 

Depending on the severity of your injury, difficulty/intensity of the exercises performed, or overall physical condition, you may experience muscle soreness in the exercised muscle groups over the next few days after your treatment. This is completely normal and part of the healing/repair process. If your muscles are very sore, refrain from exercising them and avoid overuse for 1-3 days until they recover. Light stretching is advised two days after treatment. Heat may also be applied if muscles feel tight, and ice packs may be applied if excessive swelling occurs. If you are experiencing excessive symptoms, contact your Kinesiologist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to book a Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation appointment?

No, you do not need a referral for this appointment. Although a referral is not required, your family doctor may recommend active rehab to correct any muscle imbalances or joint issues which cause pain or discomfort.

What is the difference between Personal Training and Kinesiology & Active Rehab?

Kinesiology and Active Rehab is a more fine-tuned approach to your specific injuries, whereas Personal Training focuses on the big picture and helps you achieve your personal goals (whether they be weight loss, gaining muscle, working towards your next 5km half-marathon, and everything in between).

How can I book a Kinesiologist?

At Legacies Health Centre, appointments may be booked by phone (604-591-5569), online or in-person. Visit our contact page to call the most convenient location for you. You may also call our main number 604-591-5569 and choose the most convenient location from the directory.

I am not sure if Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation is right for me. How will I know?

If you need to better understand which services we offer and which ones can benefit your own conditions and circumstances, our friendly staff is here to help! If you have an appointment already booked, your Kinesiologist will be able to assess if the treatment is adequate for your condition and/or injury.

Is Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation covered by my extended health plan?

Clients should refer to their specific Extended Medical Plan coverage for details on services and coverage available. 

If you were injured in a car accident, on or after April 1st, 2019, you are pre-approved by ICBC for 12 Active Rehab sessions. 

Kinesiology may be fully or partially covered by private insurance companies or extended health insurance providers. If you have any questions, call us today and our friendly staff will be able to help you.

Is my appointment directly billed to my Extended Health Plans?

If you have coverage, Legacies Health Centre directly bills most Extended Health Plans Take a look at our list of direct billing insurers to see if we direct bill to yours, or call us at 604-591-5569 to confirm.

If your plan is not in our list of direct billing providers, Legacies provides a medical receipt to be used on request for reimbursement.

Locations That Offer Kinesiology & Active Rehabilitation

Burnaby Market Crossing

7324 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 3 for Market Crossing)
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North Vancouver

1394 Main Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 4 for North Vancouver)
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Surrey Nordel

143 – 12080 Nordel Way, Surrey
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 1 for Nordel)
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Surrey Southpoint

310 – 3091 152 Street, Surrey
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 2 for Southpoint)
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Insurance Claims & Information

Get Back to Health after an Accident or Workplace Injury.

Extended Health Coverage

Legacies Health Centre offers direct billing to most Extended Health plans to the majority of our services. Some services (like Clinical Counselling), do not offer direct billing. In such instances, Legacies provides a medical receipt to be used on request for reimbursement. See an updated list of providers by clicking the ‘Learn More’ button below.

ICBC Insurance Claims

Legacies Practitioners, including Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Kinesiologists, all have extensive experience in administering ICBC treatments. We are here to help! Click the ‘learn more’ button for additional details.

WorkSafeBC Claims

Workplace injuries are usually due to trauma or overuse. If you have been injured as a result of a workplace activity, our team of experts at Legacies can perform a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and rehabilitate your injury.

If your claim is approved by WSBC, your initial assessment is 100% covered with a WorkSafeBC Claim number. Once your claim has been accepted by WorkSafeBC, the full treatment cost of your appointments will be funded (within the approved time parameters). When you are ready, your physiotherapist will work with you, your employer, physician, and WorkSafeBC Case Manager to develop a safe and appropriate return to work plan. If your claim has been denied or is disallowed, the expenses will need to be covered by the Patient

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