Kinesiology Advisory Board

GMU Kinesiology Advisory Board Member: Dr. Shruti Ambegaonkar PT DPT, our founder and owner is on the Advisory Board of George Mason University’s (GMU) Kinesiology Program!

Kinesiology is the Study of Physical Activity!

What Physical Therapy Do We Provide?

We provide physiotherapy for Shoulder Hip Labrum, Knee, Ankle, Back Pain, Post Op Surgery Massage, Dry Needling ACL, Sport Injury Rehab in Fairfax, Centreville, Chantilly, Reston, Aldie South Riding, Herndon, and surrounding Northern Virginia (NoVA) neighborhoods and communities.

How are Kinesiology and Physical Therapy Connected?

Kinesiology and physical therapy are closely interconnected fields that share a common focus on human movement and rehabilitation. While they have distinct areas of expertise, their relationship is symbiotic, with kinesiology providing a foundation for understanding movement and physical therapy applying that knowledge to diagnose and treat movement-related disorders.

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology, the study of human movement, examines the mechanics, anatomy, and physiology of the body in motion. It encompasses various sub-disciplines, such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor control. Kinesiologists analyze and assess movement patterns, muscle function, and the impact of physical activity on the body. Their research and findings contribute to the development of evidence-based practices in physical therapy.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy, on the other hand, focuses on the assessment, treatment, and management of physical impairments and disabilities. Physical therapists apply their knowledge of kinesiology to develop personalized treatment plans, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, and functional training. They help individuals regain mobility, manage pain, and improve overall physical function.


The collaboration between kinesiology and physical therapy is evident in clinical settings. Physical therapists often rely on kinesiological principles to evaluate patients’ movement dysfunction and develop appropriate treatment strategies. Kinesiologists, on the other hand, may collaborate with physical therapists to conduct research, design exercise programs, or provide expertise on movement analysis.

By integrating the principles and findings of kinesiology into their practice, physical therapists can enhance their ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Conversely, kinesiologists benefit from the practical application of their research through the insights gained from working closely with physical therapists and observing the real-life outcomes of their studies.

Overall, the connections between kinesiology and physical therapy are mutually beneficial, enabling a comprehensive understanding of human movement and optimizing rehabilitation approaches. Their collaboration plays a vital role in advancing the field of movement sciences and promoting better patient outcomes.

What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy and Physical Activity i.e., Kinesiology?

Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy may include:

  • Recovery from injury or trauma
  • Sports or Athletic injury recovery
  • Pain management with reduced need for opioids
  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improved mobility and movement
  • Better Physical Activity
  • Fall prevention
  • Improved balance
  • Management of age-related medical problems

So Contact Us today.

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As physical therapists (PTs), patients often ask us: does PT actually work? This systematic review and meta-analysis – the highest level of evidence there is indicates that

Physical Therapy actually does increase physical activity!

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