What to Expect

What to Expect During your First Visit with the Kinesiologist

Although each kinesiologist’s process will vary, there are a number of things you can expect at your first appointment.

Before your appointment

As a new patient, your kinesiologist will require that you complete a full medical history questionnaire. Topics on the form may include:

  • Personal and family medical history
  • Major illnesses you have experienced
  • Surgeries or operations you have had
  • Medications you are taking
  • A description of your present condition
  • The steps you have taken to manage your condition
  • Your diet and exercise
  • Your sleeping habits, daily activities, work routine, stress level, and home life

During your appointment

During your first appointment, your kinesiologist will conduct an initial interview to assess your individual needs and discuss your concerns and goals. He or she will then perform a physical assessment. This assessment may include the following measurements:

  • Resting heart rate and blood pressure
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Body composition
  • Strength testing
  • Aerobic fitness
  • Lung capacity
  • Gait analysis
  • Tests to determine existing physical injuries or weaknesses

Following this assessment, your kinesiologist will use the findings to create an individualized program that addresses your individual needs and goals.

After your appointment

After your initial appointment, you will visit with your kinesiologist on a regular basis to implement the plan that he or she created for you. The frequency and duration of these visits will depend on your preferences and treatment goals.