A local kinesiologist is a wellness professional who has taken training in the science of human movement. They use a variety of approaches such as anatomy, biomechanics and physiology to treat patients with a wide range of conditions. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may benefit from working with a local kinesiologist. That’s because kinesiologists can help you understand how managing blood glucose levels, insulin and nutrition can improve your health. A local kinesiologist can also teach you more about how exercise can improve your blood sugar levels and your body’s sensitivity to insulin. A local kinesiologist may work with your local endocrinologist to help you manage your diabetes treatment.
Your Local Kinesiologist may work closely with your local endocrinologist. Seeing a Local Kinesiologist in conjunction with a physiotherapist is often a good idea to treat diabetes conditions requiring a Kinesiologist.
To increase the intensity and to work on your balance when you're doing a standing squat I like the really small flotation ball. It makes balancing so much more harder than even the large BOSU ball. So what I like to do is just get on that ball, get a nice pelvis position, get really comfortable there, and from there we simply start to do the squat.
And what you want to be thinking about is really focusing on your balance. Keep that ball in a nice steady position and get down into a nice full squat.
And from there we want to hold it, get very comfortable, stay in a nice balanced position, and then start to come up very slowly into a full position, not quite all the way up but right to about there and from there we can on a repeatable fashion, 10 to 15 reps and it's a very good exercise for working the squat muscles and working your balance. Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC
Our calves and our Achilles are an often forgotten spot within our workout. With the amount of pressure we put on our feet on any given day with the shoes and the walking we do, it's really important to make sure that every time you do a workout that you at least do some calf raises and you do some stretches with calves by just leaning them in a down position, laying that Achilles stretch out, and then from a strengthening standpoint, you can do a calf raise that goes up and down.
Repetitions are 10 to 15. Don't be afraid to hold it up at the top and get a smaller little raise on top of that. And from a stretching standpoint, as I said before, just let the foot drag down, and let the Achilles and the calf stretch out. Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC