The Kinesiology I Teach.
The training I deliver in Kinesiology is based on anatomy, biomechanics, neurology, biochemistry, emotions and conflicts in these areas, but it would be a mistake to think that these elements are the only ones I deal with in my kinesiology training classes.
All though a thorough understanding of kinesiology also helps fitness enthusiasts to avoid injury, by having a good grasp on which ligaments and muscles connect to elements of the skeletal system and in what way people can have a better picture of the limits of their own body in these areas, new techniques are always available to help people become truly aware and enlightened in the way their bodies are now beginning to work in a new way.
Beware Short Courses in kinesiology
There is no one-way article or a beginner's guide to kinesiology. Often information on different topics can be riddled with scientific terms and jargon, along with a presumption that everyone knows what kinesiology is. To add further confusion to the term kinesiology it is sometimes referred to in a strictly scientific sense and other times in a more holistic sense, looking at the whole person, including emotions and state of mind and body as a whole system.
For example, Kinesiology as delivered Australian colleges is in a different context to kinesiology in USA. Kinesiology in USA tends to focus on American Universities and the study of athletics and sports theory and practice and improvement in the way the kinetics of the human body works. Kinesiology in Australia, UK and Europe tend to focus on a person's whole being. What I mean by this is in the context of the courses and training like on things like the mental, emotional and physical of a person, how people are affected by injury and stress coming from their environment and generally the aim is to achieve improvement in their life.
With recent developments like kinesiology tape, a product which can be used in many contexts and allows it to have many uses, a versatile product is always a good one. With kinesiology tape you can simply apply it to the area of your body which needs the support and it will get to work right away. It has the texture of skin which allows it to perfectly fall into place and stay gripped across your skin.
Too many cheap sporting tapes are available these days which makes life harder for athletes as they become unsure on which ones to use and which ones are going to be most beneficial to them. In addition to helping the muscles and supporting tendons heal after injury, Kinesiology tape can also be applied to the knee and other muscles to help increase blood flow to those areas and ease overworked or strained muscles.
Many athletes use Kinesiology tape on their knees, wrists and shoulders as a preventative measure against injuries, while others believe it helps their muscles to relax properly after training. When used in this manner, it's important to apply the Kinesiology tape from the muscle closest to the heart along the muscle fibre for optimum results. Using Kinesio tape on knee injuries requires a different method and it's recommended that you consult with a therapist or trainer who has been certified in kinesiology and allow them to demonstrate how to wrap your knee properly using Kinesio tape. This ensures that the tape will work as it should and that your body will heal itself faster.
With something like kinesiology tape it can be used in many contexts which allows it to have many uses, a versatile product is always a good one. With kinesiology tape you can simply apply it to the area of your body which needs the support and it will get to work right away. It has the texture of skin which allows it to perfectly fall into place and stay gripped across your skin. Too many cheap sporting tapes are available these days which makes life harder for athletes as they become unsure on which ones to use and which ones are going to be most beneficial to them.
Article by Brian Walters
VALERIE WALTERS Kinesiology Practitioner & Trainer (02) 4284 1378
NILVA VAN ZEYL Kinesiology Practitioner & Trainer (02) 4869 4541
Easternview Education Centre 5 Ross Street, Fernhill NSW 2519