Are you looking for a career in preventative medicine? Are you passionate about exercise and leading an active lifestyle? Do you want to become a part of a team of medical professionals whose primary distinction limes in the commitment to education and empowering each individual to lead a healthier lifestyle? Kinesiotherapy may be for you.
The kinesiotherapist is academically and clinically prepared to provide rehabilitation exercise and education under the prescription from physicians, nurse practitioners or physician’s assistants who have legal privileges to make such referrals. In the wellness/fitness setting exercise interventions may be administered upon completion of written or oral screening. Kinesiotherapists are qualified to implement exercise programs designed to reverse or minimize debilitation and enhance the functional capacity of medically stable patients in a wellness, sub-acute or extended care setting and are competent in the administration of musculoskeletal, neurological, ergonomic, biomechanical, psychosocial, and task specific functional tests and measures.
PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
Kinesiotherapists are employed in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, public and provate hospitals, sports medicine facilities, rehabilitation facilities, colleges and universities, private practice and as exercise consultants.
For more information about Kinesiotherapy, click here to visit the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA).