360° Wellness Kinesiology
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the science of human movement and its application to improve function, health and performance. At 360º Wellness we use kinesiology to help you in the following ways:
- Developing therapeutic fitness programs to maintain your fitness during injury.
- Reducing the risk of re-injury.
- Improving quality of life for anyone with chronic issues such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis.
- Helping you manage the side effects of cancer related treatments.
When should you see a Kinesiologist?
We recommend a Kinesiologist when you have been injured and haven’t been able to regain your active lifestyle or your returning to training after an injury or illness. A focus will be placed on prevention of re-injury to help you regain your strength, endurance and flexibility.
Kinesiologists will work with your physician in management of chronic illness. People with chronic illnesses may obtain a better quality of life when an appropriate program is integrated into their treatment plan. People with certain medical conditions should receive suitable exercise supervision. Examples of conditions that may increase the risks of exercise include:
- Cardiovascular diseases (eg. hyperlipidemia)
- High cholesterol
At the initial visit, we’ll evaluate your needs based on scientifically accepted standards. Richard takes the time to get to know you as an individual, conducts a thorough health history and helps to establish your goals or objectives. He will then conduct an assessment and discuss the results. The Kinesiologist will design a tailored exercise program, provide counseling and offer regular or periodic supervision of your exercises. Richard will regularly measure your progress and make adjustments to the treatment as needed to ensure that you are on track to meet your goals or objectives. Please wear comfortable clothes and runners.
Who can benefit?
While anyBODY can benefit, I typically see clients who have:
- Prediabetes /diabetes
- Cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, hyperlipidemia)
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Post rehab
- Mental health disorders (mood disorders, anxiety)
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Sedentary adults
- Geriatric population
- Healthy adults
Meet Richard Baffoe, Kinesiologist
As a teenager I had weight issues and this caused me to be depressed and very shy. I remember one specific doctor visit, when my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic. From that point on, I knew I had to change my lifestyle to improve my health. As I began to adopt a healthy lifestyle, my life changed forever. My mood changed and I had much more energy! I even became the captain of my high school basketball team. There was a paradigm shift, my whole outlook on life changed. As people noticed the difference in my body and mind, I was constantly asked for advice and support. I found it rewarding helping people. This led me to obtain my Bachelors in Kinesiology and Health Science and become a Certified Kinesiologist. I am a Registered Kinesiologist and member of the Alberta Kinesiology Association.
Body Composition Analysis
Body Composition is one of the best indicators of health. Knowing one’s body weight is very misleading, this device will tell the difference between fat and muscle. We need a certain amount of fat for good health but excess fat has been found to increase the risk of chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease. Only by accurately measuring body composition will you learn the amount of fat and lean tissue that makes up your weight, enabling sensible decisions regarding nutrition and exercise programs. It’s the best way to get the “whole picture” of what’s really going on in your body.
Post-Injury Personal Training
For individuals who have had injuries that want to get their fitness back, but are worried about injuring themselves. Post- injury training will take your injury and health goals into consideration. A program will be designed specifically to the individual so they can return safely back to their pre injury workout level.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing
RMR is simply the number of calories that your body needs to maintain vital body functions. Knowing this number is essential to weight loss, because consuming less calories than your RMR creates a biological response in your body that decreases your metabolism— which means that your body will require less calories to function, thus promoting storage of fat and muscle break down. Knowing your actual RMR allows you to decrease caloric intake to a level that optimizes fat loss.