Roles of professional association and college
o Professional association looks out for best interest of kinesiologists
Supports professional standards
Represents interests of kin
o College looks out for best interests of the clients.
Creates and enforces laws to protect patients (regulatory
Eg. Kinesiologist performs a controlled act and harms the
Guidelines kins must adhere too
Under provisions of RHPA
Government sanctioned self regulation
Scope of practice
o The practice of kinesiology is the assessment of human movement and
performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain,
rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance.
Broad mandate so much needs to be interpreted in terms of
risk and harm.
Regulated health profession act 2010
Kinesiologists cannot perform controlled acts.
Cannot diagnose a patient
Kin is both a discipline and a profession.
o Discipline then profession.
o Discipline: study of kinesiology
Principles existed since ancient times.
o Profession is the discipline put into action
Two regulating bodies of the profession
1. Professional association
2. College of kinesiology
What are the elements of jurisprudence?
o Definition: college rules and other legislation that governs the practice
of kin in Ontario
1. Confidentiality and privacy
2. Conflicts of interest
3. Consent (must be informed of nature, purpose, risk of intervention)
4. Continuing competency (continuous learning)
5. Practice management (evaluations)
6. Professional boundaries (treat patients with respect and without bias) 7. Registrants obligations (comply with legislation and standards of
8. Scope of practice (cant perform controlled acts unless delegated)
9. Use of title (no specializations)
10.Use of support personal (must supervise)
11.Patient records (complete records must be maintained in pen for 10
What is a hypothesis?
o A testable statement, “bet” that is true or false
Name some study designs.
o Crossover placebo
How does variability influence the ability to detect
o The more variability present makes a trend harder to discover
o If difference in means is larger than the size of the standard deviation,
then it will be significant.
96% lies within 2 standard deviations
Discuss biological vs. statistical significance.
o Statistical: results display a correlation with or against hypothesis
however the information is irrelevant.
No effect on society
Easier to achieve than biological
o Biological: information is valuable in the practice
Define job coaching
o Teaching a person how to do a job at optimal level without harming
Eg. Proper posture at desk
What are three levels for MSD prevention control?
1. Hazard Identification
2. Risk assessment
3. Hazard control
o Part of Ontario prevention guideline o Exposure to risk factors in workplace leafs to musculoskeletal
a. Hazard Id: Chair posture/ neck position.
b. Stressing spine crushes capillary bed
c. Raise or lower computer/ different chair
i. Train person how to more effectively do job
What is the rule of thumb for designing for a
o Survey the population th
o Design for the fifth to 95 percentile (90%)
Modify percentiles based on severity consequences
Eg. Escape hatch
o Exceptional cases deserve reasonable guidelines
How does an employer address essential/non-
essential duties for disabled workers?
o Employer must abide by human right code
o Essential: fundamental duties that must be performed for the job
o Employer much forgive a qualified individual with disability if non-
essential cannot be performed
Ie. Walking/standing not a necessity for professors
o Financial hardship clause: contracts must be honoured even if