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Faculty of Kinesiology graduate colloquium with Emily Taylor-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Mar 15, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Emily Taylor, graduate student in the Faculty of Kinesiology’s MSESS program, will present on the topic, “Treatment of Occupational Injuries: My Role as a Kinesiologist” on Friday, March 16, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the LB Gym, C 210.

Kinesiology has increased in popularity over the past 15 years, and kinesiologists have become important members of physical rehabilitation teams. In 2015, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety reported over 200,000 workplace injury claims that resulted in lost work time, with approximately half of those classified as injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or joints. Research has shown that musculoskeletal injuries can be effectively treated with active and manual therapy which includes physiotherapy and exercise. This places a high demand for physical rehabilitation clinicians, specifically those who work in programs designed to assist individuals in resuming the functional level of their pre-accident job. Return to Work programs are designed to assist individuals resume their pre-accident level of work through exercise, functional movements, and education. Barriers to an individuals’ successful return to work often stem beyond the physical injury, and the employment of a multidisciplinary team is often needed. Working as a kinesiologist in a multidisciplinary Return to Work clinic, from first hand experience, will be discussed.

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