Prevent, Manage, and Rehabilitate Injury
Kinesiologists are human movement specialists, offering a wide variety of assessments and services to assist with both injury/illness prevention and injury management. Their practice is based on the core sciences of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychomotor behaviour. Helping you with your active rehabilitation, they will assess your physical function and then create and guide you through a progression of specifically structured exercises tailored especially to your needs.
Dezirae obtained a degree in Kinesiology after completing four years of sport science at Camosun College. Her passion for movement began when she was introduced to the world of sports. Growing up she played many recreational sports and later transitioned into Olympic Weightlifting where she developed a deeper connection to her body and its capabilities through movement.
Dezirae’s approach to treatment includes guiding patients through an individualized exercise program derived from science-based evidence to fit their needs and abilities. Dezirae’s goal is to increase the knowledge and confidence of her patients to continue on their pursuit towards their maximum potential in a safe environment.
What You Need to Know
What can athletic therapy help with?
- Strength and conditioning
- Stability and core training
- Movement retraining
- Posture and alignment issues
- Car accident recovery (ICBC)
- Pre- and post-surgical recovery
- Sports injuries
- Industrial athletes (desk workers, factory workers)
- Concussion rehabilitation
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Muscle imbalances
- Persistent pain and overuse issues
What kinds of treatment can I receive in my kinesiology session?
In addition to creative a customized treatment plan, your kinesiologist may also perform specialized services such as biomechanical analysis of injury mechanisms, job demands analysis, and functional capacity evaluations in relation to your occupational requirements.
Do you do direct billing?
Many insurance companies cover kinesiology but most do not allow clinics to direct bill on a patient’s behalf. Please call your insurance provider to explore your specific plan details and coverages.
Is kinesiology covered by ICBC?
Yes! Work one-on-one in our studio space with a kinesiologist to create a personalized exercise program to help you with your post-motor vehicle accident recovery. Your kinesiologist will assess your physical function and customize progressive exercises specifically geared to your needs and recovery. Exercises will be performed in the studio on our equipment; however, you will also have an at-home care program designed to be used without large equipment, so you can continue your rehab outside of the studio. You will be provided with guidance and feedback as you progress through your exercises so that you can safely strengthen and regain function with the goal of independent maintenance. For more information about car accident recovery and care at Fix, click here.
Our online booking system, Jane, is convenient and easy to use, allowing you to select your desired therapist, date, time, and location.