Kinesiotherapists job is to develop and monitor exercise
programs to help people regain muscle strength and function lost due to injury
A few kinesiotherapists focus on specific types of patients or conditions, such as people recovering from injuries or those with degenerative musculoskeletal disease.
They know all
about anatomy, and how each part of the body works by itself and in conjunction
with other body parts.
He or she then chooses exercises that will achieve specific strength or mobility enhancing goals, without causing the patient pain or further damage.
For each patient,
the kinesiotherapist will:
In addition to
choosing the right exercises, a successful outcome depends on how well the
therapist and patient work together.
Building rapport and motivating the patient to do the exercises regularly is a key role of the kinesiotherapist.
work in every type of health care setting, including hospitals, rehabilitation
centers, sports medicine facilities, fitness centers, and private offices.
They guide patients through therapeutic exercise, aquatic therapy, learning to walk, using prosthetics/orthotics, and developing a lifelong exercise regimen.
The American Kinesiotherapy Association says registered kinesiotherapists salary range from $36,000 to $45,000 a year.
kinesiotherapists is on the rise, because exercise therapy can help patients
regain independence, recover from injury and recuperate faster following
surgery, which can reduce overall health care costs.