What does a kinesiologist do?
At Elevate our Kinesiologists are highly educated, health care professionals who are experts in body movement. A Kinesiologist uses the latest research to develop programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and perform at their optimum level.
Kinesiologists believe in empowering people to look after their own health. They focus on prevention and well-being, increasing worker productivity and reducing time lost to injuries and accidents, helping you get back to work and back to health faster.
How can our kinesiologist help you?
Have you been struggling to get back to work or the recreational activities you enjoy? We have the expertise to safely help you manage pain while regaining the strength and confidence to move with ease. Your active rehabilitation program is conducted by practicing Kinesiologists who are recognized with extended health benefit providers including ICBC.
Returning to work after injury or illness
Our occupational rehabilitation programs require a referral from a Rehabilitation Manager or Disability Case Manager. We get referrals from health benefit providers including Sun Life Financial, Manulife and Great West Life who seek our assistance to help their clients on long term disability return to work when previous graduated return to work plans have failed. These clients often need personal attention.
Clients return to work successfully because our focus is to deliver individualized services which make the worker more durable and more confident prior to returning to work. Our approach is to continuously educate clients about their condition as well as how to manage it during the graduated return to work (GRTW) program, during recreation and during activities of daily living (ADL’s).
Sessions are designed around their current health conditions and include general fitness as well as their job’s demands. We also offer all our clients with nutritional consulting and personal training programs to help improve their overall lifestyle and well-being.
Recently been in a car accident?
We understand that after injury people need guidance to help improve their strength and mobility. During an active rehabilitation program, your kinesiologist with first complete a detailed assessment and then select exercises appropriate to your condition and abilities help you return to work, recreation or activities of daily living and continue to lead an independent and active life.
Our experience working with Active Rehab and ICBC
Navigating the claims process while healing can be difficult and confusing. The goal of our active rehabilitation programs are to make sure that you are able to focus on getting stronger and moving with less pain. We want you to focus on your recovery. Think of us as one of your advocates. We support you by communicating with your doctor, lawyer, claims adjuster and other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
How to Pay for Active Rehab
With a Doctor’s referral we can get partial funding and direct bill from ICBC. There is an additional client fee of $35 + taxes, payable at the time of each appointment which is often reimbursed as part of your settlement.
When can I start my rehabilitation?
Get started today without an referral by paying privately before your active rehabilitation is approved by ICBC. Keep your receipts and forward them to ICBC.
What is Active Rehabilitation?
During our active rehabilitation programs, Kinesiologists work with other allied health care professionals to create a program of exercise to strengthen weak muscles and rebalance your body. Our philosophy is that your body is a linked, interconnected and reactive system which you can have positive influence on.
For example, a rotator cuff injury could be a result of something going on in the neck or instability in the shoulder joint or a chronic knee problem could be due to instability in the hips or ankle.
How to get started with Active Rehabilitation
Under our supervision, you will be taught how to complete each exercise in a proper and progressive manner to maximize your recovery and prevent re-injury. We also have a number of health care professionals to refer you to when we feel that you need further treatment outside of our abilities.
A complete history is taken during your initial assessment. This includes past injuries and surgeries which affect the way you move today. We then complete some video analysis and other manual tests. Our goal is to determine the root of your injury instead of treating the symptom.
Meet our kinesiologists
Hi my name is Kevin Arkoncel, Personal Trainer and kinesiologist at Elevate.
I was born in the Philippines and relocated to North Vancouver in 2003 and I couldn’t believe how much I would end up loving the north shore. I attended Capilano University for my Human Kinetics diploma before completing my Kinesiology degree at the University of Saskatchewan. I decided to pursue a career in health & fitness because of my passion for basketball and I was interested in how the body functions and what needed to be done to increase overall performance, conditioning and health. I’ve applied what I’ve learned to my own workout regime and it has made a huge difference in my own body and the way I feel overall, and I want my clients to feel the same way! My goal is to educate, guide, and inspire you to move more!
WHAT ELEVATE’S ME
I feel elevated when a client tells me that their mood and energy levels have improved since working with me! Or saying they can lift more weight or hold a certain position for a longer time.
Master the basics first which will eventually set you up for long-term and sustained success, not just in the complexity of exercises, but in all things in life.
- BSc. Kinesiology
- BCAK Registered Kinesiologist
- First Aid & CPR-C
- Soft Tissue Release
- FMS Level 1
Hello, I am Nicole Tanner, Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist at Elevate.
I grew up on the North Shore. As I was growing up I participated in dance, kickboxing and skiing. After high school I studied Human Kinetics at Capilano University and then I went on to the University of Saskatchewan to finish my degree in Kinesiology. The reason I decide to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry is because I had a lot of injuries growing up from sports and some other health issues. I wanted to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and maintain it. In doing so I have learned a lot about myself and I love helping other people feel as good as I do when I eat properly and exercise regularly.
WHAT ELEVATE’S ME
I feel elevated when a client takes what I have taught them about proper movement and incorporates it in their own life. I love the feeling of knowing I have helped someone overcome their injuries and are able to return to daily living. I love helping people learn how to incorporate exercise into their lifestyle and watching them become their best self.
Exercise and eating right help you feel more confident and comfortable in your skin. It helps with stress relief and makes you feel like you have accomplished something. These things allow you lead a happy, healthy lifestyle.
MY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- First aid &CPR-C
- Diploma in Human Kinetics
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Soft Tissue Release
- FMS Level 1
- Member of BCAK in good standing