What is kinesiology used for Reviews-2020 [Fully Updates]



My dear students, today we are learn what is kinesiology used for and basic information of kinesiology. How many types, nature, aims,objects, indication and contra-indication of kinesiology.

Basic information of kinesiology


Kinesiology is the study of human movement from the point of view  of the physical sciences or kinesiology refers to the study of movement.

Kinesiology cames from two Greek Words. ‘kinenin’ means ‘to move’ and ‘logos’ means ‘study’.

Main areas of kinesiology

Anatomical kinesiology
Mechanical kinesiology
  • Mechanical kinesiology

Definition of Bio-mechanics

Biomechanics is the study of those forces applied to the human body.

Main themes in BIO-MECHANICS

  • Safety: Protection from injury.
  • Effectiveness:  Maximization of the output.
  • Efficiency:  Economy of energy expenditure.

Defination of Statics and Dynamics:

Statics: It is a branch of mechanics dealing with system in the constant state of motion.

Dynamics:  Branch of mechanics dealing with systems subject to acceleration.

Defination of Kinematics and kinetics:  

Kinematics:  Study of description of forces (explanation of motion) is called kinematics.

Kinetics:  Study of action of forces is called kinetics.

The nature of kinesiology:

The study of human body as a machine for the performance of work. its has foundation on three major areas of study.

More specifically nature of kinesiology:

The three areas are-

  • Bio-mechanics
  • musculo-skeletal anatomy
  • Neuro-muscular physiology

The accumulated knowledge of this three fields form the foundation of study of human Movement.

aims and objectives of kinesiology

It has a useful purpose. We study kinesiology to improve performance by learning how to analyze the movements of the human body and to discover their underlying principles. The study of kinesiology is an essential part of the educational experience of students of physical education, dance, sport, and physical medicine. The Department of Kinesiology is a learning centered community that educates and inspires its students to understand and appreciate human movement for personal expression and wellness throughout the lifespan. In doing so, students and faculty work together to improve quality of life for them and their community; the department values and respects the spectrum of human diversity. An integrated approach to the teaching, learning, and application of human movement provides opportunities and experiences to achieve the department student learning outcomes.

Indication of kinesiology

Kinesiology has a wide range of uses. They are-

joint pain
  • In relief of muscle and joint pain.
stress and confusion
  • In treatment of stress and confusion.
depressive tendencies
  • To lessen depressive tendencies.
sports injury
  • In dealing with sports injuries.
respiratory issues and nervous disorders
  • To treat different respiratory issues and nervous disorders.
personal life style
  • For improvement of personal life style and many more.
  • To overcome fatige and tirdness.
  • To treat backache or any other problems in back.
  • To improvement the mobility of different joint of body as well as to ensure their optimum founctioning.

Contra-indication of applying kinesiology

There are a few absolute and relative contraindication to use kinesiology as theraputics. They are-

  • Active malignancy
open wound
  • Any Open wounds
Allergic reaction
  • Allergic reaction to adhesives
  • Diabetes(kinesiology can be applied with caution)
  • Cellulitis
  • Infection
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Condition where kinesiology used with caution

  • Diabetes
 Congestive cardiac failure
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Fracture.

Author: Physiotherapy Learn

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