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Functional Training for Fitness/Sport

Functional Training has been come a buzzword in the Health Industry over the past several years, but many people still aren’t quite sure what it means. At The KIN Studio we define function as having adequate stability, cardiovascular endurance, strength, power, agility, and freedom of movement to optimally perform all of the tasks that your life and/or sport demands of you without significant limitation from injury.

 

Our Functional Training system helps you to achieve these goals. This Functional Training program is highly individualized and starts with an initial consultation and assessment. We take a detailed health history, discuss current levels of activity and future goals, assess all of the qualities of function mentioned above, and set up a plan. Our programs follow logical exercise progression and safely challenge the body to adapt. A home program is to be expected, and helps speed up the results from the training.

 

When clients combine workout sessions with a conscientious nutrition plan, the physical results are fast and noticeable. The benefits to following The KIN Studio Functional Training plan are increased core stability and strength, reduced effort and discomfort during everyday activities like climbing stairs and carrying groceries, improved sport performance, higher physical strength and energy, and a feeling of reduced stress.

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Injury Rehabilitation By Kinesiologists

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THE KIN STUDIO specializes in the treatment and management of muscle injury and joint pain. From tight necks and achy shoulders, to sore backs and injured knees we work toward finding the most effective exercise based solutions to move you past injury in the safest way possible.

 

Your program is based on one of the most comprehensive musculo-skeletal assessments in the field today. It will not only address the site of injury, but will also correct the patterns and muscular relationships that contributed to the injury.

 

Each program is completely tailored to the individual for maximum results. We offer one of the best collaborative rehab systems in the city. We transition you seamlessly from our in-house Physiotherapists (for acute injury treatment) to our advanced Kinesiology services; balancing the body and getting you back to the sports and/or activities that you love to do.

 

Whether you want to return to sport or simply walk without discomfort, we can help to get you there. You can count on us to do everything we can to support you through the injury rehabilitation process.

 

Learn more about our sports injury solutions here.

Registered Physiotherapy Solutions

What makes our Toronto Physiotherapy services unique is our ability to get to the root of the patient’s problem while also treating their symptoms to reduce pain and discomfort.

 Our Registered Physiotherapists are highly educated and specialize in orthopedic  and sport injuries using methods that are supported by a great understanding of evidence based research. This works very well for those suffering from sports injuries or nagging aches and pains that may be part of a larger issue.
We offer a comprehensive assessment that looks at the body as a whole and our treatments reflect that. We will give you a thorough assessment, advise you of your treatment options, come up with a customized plan for you and start working immediately on getting you back to your goals while managing your symptoms!

Soft Tissue Release For Trigger Point Pain [STR]

All KIN Studio practitioners are certified in Soft Tissue Release or STR®. This manual therapy technique was created by Stuart Taws and taught in Canada by Athletic Therapist Jim Billota. Jim describes Soft Tissue Release (STR) as a dynamic, highly effective technique that has an immediate and powerful effect on muscle and connective tissue. STR is a combination of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Assisted Stretching.

 

STR is an effective tool in rehabilitating acute injuries, correcting poor posture and fixing muscle imbalances. It is ideal for those with high levels of life stress who are looking to reduce tension and overactive muscles, and can also be used to improve recovery in both competitive athletes and recreationally active people. Soft Tissue release is manual pressure applied by the Kinesiologist to a trigger point (sore spot) found in specific muscles on the client’s body.

 

As the Kinesiologist releases the sore, tense area, the client is instructed to actively move the body part and lengthen the muscle under slight resistance that is provided by the other hand of the practitioner. At the end of each repetition the muscle under tension is released and gently stretched; further increasing range of motion. Soft Tissue Release can be done statically on a table or dynamically on the gym floor during exercises that target problem areas.

Results often obtained quickly and permanently.

Brain-Based Weight Loss Solutions

 What Do You Get When You Combine Psychotherapy, Nutritional Counselling and Functional Fitness Together In One Package? You get practical skills and a deeper understanding of yourself that can lead to big, long term life changes. Stay tuned for our one of a kind Program that combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), expert nutritional coaching and Kinesiologist led fitness training all in one place.

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KIN Yoga For Movement

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Kin Yoga offers the benefits of Yoga to those who may not know what an Asana is, but still want to find time to stretch, move better and avoid the body tension that increases with gym workouts and all types of sport.

 Here are five reasons why our classes are unique:

  • Limit of 5 people per class to ensure precise attention to form
  • Focused on the MSF Principals of Mobility Stability and Flexibility
  • Addresses tight ankles, hips, shoulders and other areas that limit squats, running efficiency and athletic movements
  • Trains small progressions to thoroughly challenge your mind and body

KIN Sport

Youth Athletic Development (Ages: 14+)

Every athlete wants to perform at their best, and every parent wants their child to be safe. At The KIN Studio we strive to satisfy both of these needs with our Youth Athletic development program. We start by correcting muscle imbalances and stabilizing the core. Then we increase flexibility and optimize movement. Once the base is built we develop the athlete with focused Strength and Conditioning workouts that are beneficial and specific to the athlete’s sport. Our unique system fills in the missed steps by developing a complete base of stability and strength and then builds on that base; helping our clients safely reach peak performance levels in their sport.

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KIN Sport Development Program is a two phase program that is divided into the following parts:

 

Phase 1: You Are Only As Stable As Your Base
Instructor: Alex Allan

 

Detailed Musculo-Skeletal and Functional Movement Assessment leading to a Corrective Exercise Program with Alex Allan.

Program Length: 4-6 weeks.

 

Goals of Weeks 1-6:

  • To identify and correct all kinetic chain muscular imbalances in the athlete’s body by using soft tissue release, targeted stretching and corrective strength training.
  • To properly stabilize the core of the athlete by focusing on precise and progressive exercise prescription.
  • To enhance general movement and flexibility in all three planes of motion.
  • To prepare the athlete for more intense strength training in Phase 2

 

Phase 2: Build on the Base to Win the Race
Instructor: Boban Zoric

 

Dynamic Fitness Assessment performed at the top sports performance lab in Toronto. Results are then used to develop an advanced Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning plan.

Program Length: 12+ Weeks.

 

Goals of Phase 2:

  • Safely increase Strength, Power, Speed and Agility.
  • Enhance the primary and secondary energy systems used in the specific sport (aerobic, anaerobic etc.).
  • To move from general to specific programming through thoughtful planning (periodization).
  • To master intermediate to advanced core exercise for dynamic stability and power.
  • To allow the training cycle to reflect and support both in season and off season times for the specific sport.