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Why Hire a Registered Kinesiotherapist (RKT)?
  1. RKTs can provide services in a variety of specialty areas
  2. RKTs can enhance the wellness of your patients by providing psychological support and physical activity together for persons with any level of disability and help every individual reach their fullest potential.
  3. RKTs provide consulting services for your new fitness facility to optimize accessibility for the biggest population possible including persons with disabilities.
  4. RKTs provide extended physical conditioning to maintain a patient’s level of independence through the clinical application of therapeutic exercise.
  5. RKTs are a crucial addition to any medical center as consultants in home safety evaluations and providing equipment recommendations.
  6. RKTs help reduce facility or employer costs by evaluating the workplace for injury prevention. RKT’s can develop a plan tailored to the unique needs of individual job tasks.
  7. Hire an RKT to provide education/training to staff regarding exercise techniques for weight loss, living a healthy lifestyle and functional strength training to prevent injury and keep your employees fit for optimal work output.
How is a Kinesiotherapist different from other therapeutic practices?
Kinesiotherapy utilize two fundamental modalities, exercise and education, to enhance and re-gain function through improved mobility, strength, endurance and flexibility. Our interaction with the patient/client typically is holistic and occurs following the acute stage of an illness and/or disease. A Kinesiotherapist is the bridge between acute illness and physical wellness.Effective KT treatment often begins when traditional therapy ceases. The KT approach to exercise could be defined as structural and functional integration. In essence, the treatment approach is not limited to a segmented body area, but the impaired body structure is restored in a holistic manner.
What type of education is required to become a Kinesiotherapist?
Kinesiotherapists are graduates of a CAAHEP accredited baccalaureate program.
Are there any other clinical requirements to become a Kinesiotherapist?
Graduates must have completed a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical internship, which is included in the degree curriculum.
Where are Kinesiotherapists employed?
Areas of employment for Registered Kinesiotherapists include but are not limited to:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
  • Public and Private Hospitals
  • Medical Fitness Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Exercise consultants for individuals with physical limitations
  • Learning Disability Centers
  • Wellness Facilities
What do the certification credentials “RKT” and “Registered Kinesotherapist mean?
They tell consumers and employers that the practioner has met the standards for professional practice, as identified by Council of Professional Standards of Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT).
What are your credentials?
The profession of Kinesiotherapy was recognized nationally by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in April 1995 as an allied health profession. Kinesiotherapy is included in the National Health Care Provider Taxonomy and has been assigned a revenue code by the National Uniform Billing Committee, effective October 2000.
Are your services reimbursable?
Kinesiotherapists work upon referral from a physician. We are reimbursable in some instances for our services.

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