Kinesiology is a term that can also be written as kinesiology, as accepted by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). The term refers to therapeutic techniques that help a person get back the normal movement of certain parts of your body.
The concept, on the other hand, makes mention of scientific knowledge and studies related to these techniques. For example: “After hospitalization, I had to do kinesiology for three months”, “I can’t go to your house tomorrow, I have kinesiology”, Haven’t you seen a kinesiology expert? It can help you not feel those pains ».
The word kinesiology has its origin in the Greek words kgenesis (“movement”) Y logos (“study”), which would allow us to arrive at the concept of the study of movement. In any case, this meaning can be extended a bit to specify the purpose of this discipline, which is the study of movements and mechanisms of the human body and language. Your knowledge is very important in diagnosing and treating conditions that are related to the muscles and bones.
Kinesiology is used to fight disease of different origins, especially it is recommended for those people who have a muscular ailment or who suffer from stress. To work in this branch, a university degree is studied that receives the name of “Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Physiatry.”
Kinesiology encompasses notions of human anatomy, the physiology and until psychology, among other Sciences, since it studies the relationship between health and the quality of movements.
Kinesiological knowledge can be applied through chiropractic, the physiotherapy, the ergonomics and the Physical conditioning, either to develop a therapy, to prevent damage or to improve athletic performance.
Those who are specialists in this science are called kinesiologists. It is important to know how to differentiate between the work done by a kinesiologist and a physiotherapist. The first is dedicated to evaluating what inconveniences occur in a movement according to anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. The second, on the other hand, is only responsible for the application of some therapeutic technique to reverse the problem already identified.
There are countries where physical therapists, however, are recognized as kinesiologists, although not legally. In others, like chili, the existence of the profession of physiotherapist is not recorded, but that of kinesiologist covers both tasks.
The term holistic kinesiology It was coined in the 1960s and is a therapeutic method that has become very popular in recent years.
It is a series of muscle and test studies to check body function and be able to diagnose imbalances of any kind, even from psycho-emotional causes. For this purpose, it is based on the foundations of kinesiology and proposes a treatment called kinesiotherapy where they fuse the methods of this discipline with others such as acupuncture, the psychology, the osteopathy and the homeopathy.
In this branch of kinesiology, the human body is understood as a fragmented whole in many parts (structure, psyche and chemistry) that are connected from energy. It deals with conflicts in the body from a global point of view.
It is believed that all problems are intertwined and that the causes of a disease are never just one, but rather a factor set against which the organism cannot adapt and ends up developing a symptom. Through holistic therapy, an attempt is made to harmonize the body by fighting the first causes and treating the whole body together.