Who is a kinesiologist?

A kinesiologist is a university trained healthcare professional who specialises in the science of human movement and the impact this has on a person’s health. They are also known as human movement specialists, and work in outpatient clinics throughout Canada.

Kinesiologists help to both treat and rehabilitate injuries and chronic disease to keep an individual in optimal physical condition. Using a strong foundation in movement science, the kinesiologist creates and supervises rehabilitation and exercise plans tailored towards an individual’s specific condition and their goals and aspirations. Often these rehab plans our completed in our clinic gym, but may also be completed at a patient’s home, the Penticton Community Centre’s public swimming pool, or in public parks throughout Penticton.


Lauren Walker
Athletic Therapist, Kinesiologist
Phong Lee

Who do kinesiologists treat?

Kinesiologists have a wide and varied clinical caseload, helping patients with everything from concussions to post-operative rehabilitation.

  • Concussion management
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Swimming pool therapy (hydrotherapy)
  • Strength and conditioning programs
  • Rehabilitation following hospitalization or prolonged immobility
  • Stroke rehab
  • Home visits
  • Back and neck pain rehabilitation programs

How can I see a kinesiologist?

As Kinesiologists are primary healthcare professionals, no doctor’s referral is needed to seek our services (excluding ICBC and WorkSafe BC Claims). To book an appointment with our kinesiologist, you can:

Book an appointment with our online booking system.

Give us a call and speak with our front desk.

Come in and say hi at our Ellis Street location!

Will my insurance plan cover my kinesiology visit?

Most major insurance plans offer coverage for kinesiology, although we recommend contacting your provider first to confirm coverage. 

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Great West Life
  • Manulife
  • Sunlife
  • Greenshield
  • Desjardins
  • Johnson Group
  • IA Financial Group
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Manion
  • Group Health
  • Group Source
  • First Canadian Insurance Corporation
  • ICBC