Kinesiologists & Active Rehabilitation Programs

Discover How Our Kinesiologists Guide You Through Tailored Active Rehabilitation Programs for Optimal Health and Performance.

Kinesiologists and Active Rehabilitation Programs

The one-on-one guided active rehab exercise sessions, developed by our physiotherapists, are tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs. These are for people looking to regain physical function and get back to their prior level of physical activity after a motor vehicle accident. ICBC offers coverage for these programs if you have been in an accident.

Our kinesiologists and personal trainer also offer private, one-on-one and small group, sport specific training sessions. Let their guidance help you reach your exercise goals – whether it’s improving your general health or taking that next step in your sport!


Small group, sport specific training sessions:

Our kinesiologists and personal trainer can work with up to 3-4 individuals. The goal of this program is to focus on the main physical demands the sport imposes on the body. Through fun and creative exercises, participants can expect improvements in the mobility, strength and skill required for their sport.

Working with a kinesiologist offers many benefits:

  1. Expert Guidance: Kinesiologists have a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and exercise prescription. They use this expertise to develop personalized rehabilitation plans that optimize recovery and minimize the risk of re-injury to get you back to living your life the way you want.
  2. Motivation and Support: Kinesiologists serve as coaches and motivators, encouraging individuals to stay committed to their rehabilitation goals. Their support and encouragement can make a significant difference in maintaining consistency and adherence to the program.
  3. Accountability: Regular sessions with a kinesiologist provide accountability, ensuring that individuals stay on track with their rehabilitation efforts. Knowing that they have someone to report progress to boosts motivation and compliance with the prescribed exercises.
  4. Safety: Safety is paramount in rehabilitation, especially when recovering from injuries. Kinesiologists prioritize safety by ensuring that exercises are performed with proper form and technique, minimizing the risk of exacerbating existing injuries or causing new ones.

Active rehabilitation programs are provided, free of charge, for patients with an active ICBC claim, under the guidance of a kinesiologist. Twelve kinesiology session are pre-authorized for ICBC patients within the first twelve weeks from the date of the accident. More sessions can be requested if needed or if starting the program is outside of the initial 12 weeks. Active rehab programs in combination with physiotherapy treatment represent a holistic approach to injury recovery and overall physical wellness after a motor vehicle accident. These programs focus on personalized exercise routines, functional movement patterns, and education to enhance recovery, prevent re-injury, and improve quality of life. Working closely with a kinesiologist, individuals undergo tailored rehabilitation plans that consider their unique needs, limitations, and goals.

Active rehabilitation is a proactive approach to recovery that emphasizes the active participation of individuals in their healing journey. Unlike passive treatments such as medication or surgery alone, active rehabilitation engages patients in exercises and activities aimed at restoring strength, flexibility, endurance, and function. These programs are not only beneficial for recovering from injuries but also for managing chronic conditions, improving fitness levels, and enhancing overall well-being.

Key aspects of Active Rehabilitation Programs:


The journey begins with a comprehensive assessment conducted by a kinesiologist. This assessment involves evaluating the individual’s medical history, current physical condition, range of motion, strength, stability, and functional limitations. Through various tests and measurements, the kinesiologist gains insights into the specific needs and capabilities of the individual.

Goal Setting

Based on the assessment findings and the individual’s aspirations, realistic and measurable goals are established collaboratively between the individual and the kinesiologist. These goals serve as milestones to track progress and provide motivation throughout the rehabilitation process.

Personalized Exercise Prescription

With a deep understanding of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, the kinesiologist designs a tailored exercise program. This program typically includes a combination of strength training, cardiovascular exercises, flexibility work, balance and coordination drills, and functional movements relevant to daily activities or specific sports.

Education and Lifestyle Modification

Active rehabilitation is not just about physical exercises; it also involves educating individuals about proper body mechanics, injury prevention strategies, and lifestyle modifications. Kinesiologists empower individuals with knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their health, which may include advice on nutrition, sleep, stress management, and ergonomics.

Progress Monitoring and Adjustments

Throughout the rehabilitation process, the kinesiologist closely monitors the individual’s progress, making necessary adjustments to the exercise program as needed. This approach ensures that the rehabilitation plan evolves in alignment with the individual’s changing needs and capabilities.

To enhance your journey towards recovery and wellness, Riverwood Physiotherapy’s active rehabilitation programs, guided by kinesiologists, focus on more than just personalized exercise routines. These programs, deeply rooted in education and lifestyle changes, encourage you to actively participate in your healing process. With our experts’ support, you’ll not only regain your functional abilities but also learn how to prevent future injuries, significantly improving your quality of life. For a deeper understanding and to explore our comprehensive services, including physiotherapy and massage therapy in Port Coquitlam, please visit our main website, services page, or directly book an appointment through JaneApp. Discover how our targeted massage therapies can complement your rehabilitation program, offering a holistic approach to your recovery.

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