Kinesiology and Rehab

Now Accepting New Patients for January!

Check with your insurance provider to find out if Kinesiology is covered under your extended benefits. All Kinesiology services can be claimed as medical expenses on your income taxes.

Lindsay works with a diverse group of patients to help them achieve their health goals. Appointments can be made on an as-needed basis (this works well for weight loss check ins, rehabilitation/chronic disease management, or lifestyle interventions), or on a recurring basis (personal training).

In person and virtual appointments are available, depending on patient needs.

Services provided include:

  • Injury management/rehabilitation
  • Low back pain management/rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease management (MS, cerebral palsy, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, etc)
  • Lifestyle interventions & behaviour change (supplementation, relationship with food, incorporating physical activity, etc)
  • Weight loss
  • Personal training
  • Personalized nutrition programs (2 week at-home program or 7 week coached program)
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • OCF-18s & return to work protocols

Lindsay Branton, R.Kin.

BASc of Applied Science in Kinesiology
Fitness & Health Promotion diploma

What is a Kinesiologist?
www.cka.ca

As University-educated health professionals, Kinesiologists apply exercise and movement science to promote health and wellbeing; prevent, manage and rehabilitate injuries; treat illness and chronic disease; restore function, and optimize human performance in the workplace, clinical settings, sport and fitness. Kinesiologists are the only human movement specialists that use science and research to offer movement as medicine to any person with a health or fitness goal, who want a hands-on, personalized approach. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages, and physical abilities, in many settings, to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. They improve quality of life, often using interventions that include physical activity.

Kinesiology interventions are varied and target all Canadians, regardless of age or whether or not they are affected with health problems. Target populations include:

Asymptomatic population (without symptoms or pathology):

  • Adults in general, including pregnant women
  • Specific clienteles (e.g., paramilitary and military services, workers, astronauts, etc.)
  • Athletes and adventurers
  • Children and adolescents
  • Students (teaching, scholarship athletes (e.g. ‘’Sports-études’’ programs))
  • Seniors and aging populations

Symptomatic and special populations with clinical conditions:

  • Metabolic conditions
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Mental health and psychiatric diagnoses
  • Other conditions (e.g., chronic pain, sensory disorders, etc.)

The health, and physical activity, needs of any population are multifactorial. Therefore, an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach provides a population with a higher quality of service. Kinesiologists frequently collaborate with other health professionals, to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, for prevention, treatment and performance. They occasionally contribute to the evaluation with the medical team and are involved in creating a treatment, or intervention, plan.

What is Kinesiology?
www.coko.ca

Kinesiology is a regulated health profession in Ontario. That means that the title “kinesiologist” is protected in Ontario and only individuals registered with the College can call themselves kinesiologists or claim to be kinesiologists. Individuals registered with the College must use the titles “kinesiologist”, “registered kinesiologist” or the designation “R.Kin” when providing services. The designation previously used, “certified kinesiologist”, can no longer be used in Ontario. Even if someone lists a degree in kinesiology by their name, that doesn’t mean they are registered.

What are the requirements to become a Registered Kinesiologist?
www.coko.ca

To practice kinesiology in Ontario, a person must be registered with the College of Kinesiologists. To register with the College, a person must:

  • have a degree in kinesiology that is at least four years in length, or a degree that is similar (e.g. physical education, human kinetics).
  • submit a criminal record check to the College.
  • pass the College’s entry-to-practice exam.

Kinesiologists have a series of obligations and responsibilities that they must fulfill to remain in good standing. Some of these include:

  • acting in the patient’s/client’s best interests.
  • adhering to the College’s Code of Ethics.
  • practicing according to the College’s practice standards and guidelines.
  • participating in the College’s Quality Assurance Program.
  • renewing their registration every year.

Fee List

Personal Training Appointments

Delivery of exercise programs. In person or virtual

Initial Assessment (60 minutes) …………………………………………………$85 + HST
Re-assessment (30 minutes) ……………………………………………………$60 +HST
60 minutes …………….……………………………………………………………$75 + HST
45 minutes ……………………………………………………………………….. $60 + HST
30 minutes …………………………………………………………………………$50 + HST
60 minutes semi private ………………………………………………………….$90 + HST

Note: rehabilitation appointments must be booked for new injuries/conditions/diseases. They cannot be assessed during a personal training appointment.

Once an assessment is completed, if treatment of an injury/condition/disease is required the portion of the personal training session that was used for rehabilitation will be billed as such (see below for fees), and the remainder of the session will be billed as personal training. For example, if 15 minutes is spent addressing an injury and 45 minutes is spent training, the charge for the 60 minutes would be a total of $100 + HST ($40 and $60, respectively).


Rehabilitation & Lifestyle Counselling Appointments (excluding low back)

Assessment of injury and delivery of course of treatment. Includes StimTec, soft tissue, rehabilitative exercises/stretches/mobility, movement pattern correction, ice/heat. Assessment of required proactive lifestyle interventions and nutrition recommendations/education, supplement education, plans of action/goal setting, chronic disease management/education, weight loss plans of action.

Initial Assessment (60 minutes) ………………………………………………….$85 +HST
Re-evaluation/New Complaint (30 minutes)…………………………………………….$70 +HST
15 minute appointment …………………………………………………………….$40 +HST
30 minute appointment …………………………………………………………….$60 +HST
45 minute appointment …………………………………………………………….$70 +HST
Kinesiology Tape ……………………………………………………………………$7 +HST
Nutrition Program (2 weeks)..……………………………………………………..$85 +HST
Exercise Program (to be completed independently) (2 weeks) .………………$85 +HST
7 week Commit to Fit Nutrition Program …………………………………………$499 +HST


Letters, OCF-18 and Return to Work Protocols

Letters ……………………………………………………………………………….$25 +HST
OCF-18s …………………………………………………………………………….$35 + HST
Return to Work Protocols ………………………………………………………….$35 + HST


Low Back Pain Appointments

Initial assessment includes clinical impressions of pain, movement pattern corrections & exercise prescription. Follow ups are booked as needed by the patient.

Initial Assessment.……………..…………………………………………………..$125 + HST
30 minute follow up ………………………………………………………………..$85 + HST
Follow ups from Master Clinician referrals ………………………………………$200 + HST

Note: a pre-screening will be conducted prior to the assessment. Severe/complex cases will be referred to a McGill Master Clinician.

Discounts, Refunds & Block Payments

Discounts are not permitted. Block payments can be made if the patient chooses, in which case they are entitled to a full refund for any services not received. Refunds for completed services are not permitted.

Late and Cancellation Policies

Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice may be subject to a 40% charge of the session fee. No shows will be charged the full session fee. Patients who arrive late will be given the remainder of the time originally allocated for their appointment only, in order to remain respectful of other patients’ time.

Note: if a patient cancels due to suspected or potential Covid-19 infection they will not be charged any cancellation fees. The patient cannot return to sessions thereafter until they can provide a negative Covid-19 test, have completed a 2 week quarantine, or are symptom free for at least 24 hours without the use of medications, depending on the scenario.

Consent to Fees & Appointment Structure

I understand the above information regarding appointment types and their associated fees. I understand that I am solely responsible for paying for each appointment. I understand that a credit card should be left on file for easy billing, but that if I choose not to do so, appointments must be paid for in advance of their start time.

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