Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function, and applies the sciences of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and motor learning (neuroscience). Kinesiology utilizes science-based approaches, research and assessment to aid in the enhancement of human performance and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury and other physiological conditions.
When there is a lack of control over body movement before the control of an external load is added, the probability of non-traumatic injuries increase. If there is instability in basic movement, the body learns to compensate. With repetition, these flawed movement patterns create imbalances and asymmetries in the body. Basic movement patterns require a balance of mobility and stability. Through screening and assessment, weaknesses, imbalances, asymmetries and limitations become noticeable. It should be a prerequisite to move well before moving often and challenging a body with training.
Many people are able to perform a wide range of activities, but are unable to efficiently execute basic movements and are using compensatory movement during physical activity. If these compensations continue, poor movement patterns are reinforced, which lead to poor biomechanics. All can be contributing factors in a future injury.
Movement is the foundation for performance and skill.