Kinesiology is the study of human movement, and its goal is to discover strategies to improve human health and performance. Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields. A kinesiologist is able to monitor and evaluate your physical activity and supervise your prescribed exercises while you are in the clinic. They allow you to correct your form and work within your limits to help you reach your fitness or pain relief goals.
Exercise training or therapy can take many different forms. For some people it may be moving more and sitting less and for others it may mean getting on a bike, jogging or lifting weights. The ultimate goal is to use physical activity to improve health and wellbeing. Physical activity and physical fitness are known to be associated with achieving lifelong health and wellbeing. Leading a more active lifestyle can influence many aspects of everyday life; from how much an individual socialises to their cardiac health and function. Exercise therapy can be used not only to promote an active lifestyle but also to encourage a change in behaviour and improve quality of life (Optmistic, 2014).
Patrick Roy is a kinesiologist who has been working for Capture Therapeutics since September 2017. He graduated from the University of Moncton in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Kinesiology. Patrick has acquired a lot of skills during his studies. These are particularly valuable in his every day tasks.
His work includes assisting patients with the exercises (In the gym or pool); creating gym or pool programs tailored to suit every patient’s unique needs; helping direct the care of patients who have suffered a concussion; performing kinesiotaping techniques for patients of acute and chronic conditions as well as sport injuries; and volunteering his time in community events to help with health promotion.
During his spare time, Patrick enjoys a great workout, playing ultimate frisbee, being outdoors, and spending time with his little family.
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Nathalie graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2016, then went on to Wilfrid Laurier University to complete a thesis and earn her Master’s in 2019. Nathalie started as a physiotherapy assistant with Capture Therapeutics shortly after moving to the area in late 2019. She quickly realized a passion for applying her knowledge of kinesiology towards injury rehabilitation and helping people achieve their physical goals. Nathalie is extremely passionate of her career as a Kinesiologist with the Capture Team.
Her interests in studying human movement stemmed from her involvement in track and cross country running, thus, she has a particular interest in helping other runners reach their potential, whether that be; running injury free, achieving a personal best, or increasing their distance.
Nathalie is always smiling and ready to take on a new challenge. She loves helping people feel their best by getting their body moving, in order to reach their highest quality of life. If you have goals, leave it to Nathalie to help you reach them, 473-7064!
Sydney graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2017, and began her career working as a Kinesiologist. Throughout Sydney’s career thus far, she has had the pleasure of working with a very diverse clientele. She has gained experience with assessing and developing exercise programs for a variety of injuries (e.g., concussion, fractures, sprains and strains, etc.). Sydney has always had a passion for connecting and helping with others needs which has grown tremendously during her schooling and work experience. With a certification in mat Pilates, Sydney is able to provide different approaches for exercise therapy and work simulation.
As a former dancer, Sydney spends some of her off-time instructing young dancers at Smith’s Dance Academy where she has been teaching for four years. When she is not found with a client or teaching dance, she also enjoys playing hockey, snowmobiling, hunting, and spending downtime with family and friends.
Sydney is originally from Woodstock and is eager to use her knowledge to help individuals in her community attain their maximum function. She strives to meet the goals of each client through teamwork and commitment. As a Kinesiologist, Sydney will always try to put the “fun” in functional activity as she believes it is important to understand and acknowledge the task at hand as it relates to a client’s goals.
Mackenzie completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus in May of 2019. While completing her Kinesiology degree she participated in multiple practicums including athletic therapy and rehabilitation management. Ultimately she chose to pursue a Kinesiology degree because of her passion and interest in athletics growing up.
Throughout school, she played a variety of different sports year round, and took a particular interest in her high school science classes. Once she began her studies of human kinetics, her interest in helping individuals improving their quality of life quickly grew as she learned the holistic approach of education, prevention, and, rehabilitation.
Mackenzie is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue utilizing and expanding her knowledge of Kinesiology in a clinical atmosphere. Her goals are to expand her knowledge of Human Kinetics, and apply such to the care and treatment of individuals, in order to provide the best treatment possible. She is motivated to ensure the highest quality of life in her patients.
When Mackenzie is not working, you can catch her at a sporting venue either playing, coaching or being a spectator. Aside from sports, she is very active and always enjoy being on the go, as well as, spending time with her loved ones and her pups.
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