CKA eNewsletter - Fall 2019
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CKA eNewsletter - Fall 2019
Vol. 3 no. 3

2020 National Kinesiology Week
in support of Diabetes

November 11 to 18th 2019 

Kins, Get ready to participate

New this year, 4 ways to take on the


  1. Record your training minutes and/or kilometers
  2. Undertake the Week Overview
  3. Start a Training Program and
  4. Organize your event(s)!

Start thinking about which 4 ways you will promote, participate or organise activities in your community. In preparation for the 2019 National Kinesiology Week, presented by HexFit, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reminds Kins to reserve the dates of November 11th to 18th 2019 in their calendar. Gain the opportunity to win prizes for Kins and for the public as you get involved in the MoveBetterChallenge

This year KinWeek will be held in support of Diabetes and World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14th). Promote yourself, your services and connect with your community. Send your event information to CKA or upload it on . A new marketing Tool Kit will be provided to help you reach health professionals and the general public: new videos will show, and demystify, what a Kin can do for them. It is all to promote the importance of using a Kinesiologist in one's pursuit of an active lifestyle. Stay tuned on October 11th as the CKA makes the Tool Kit and the Videos available to you. Check your emails regularly.

Last year, KinWeek reached 1 million people, and there were over 10 times more viewers on; demonstrating a huge interest in kinesiology!. During KinWeek, the following activities occurred:

a) 56 activities in all with a reach of 937 people, carried out by several kinesiologists and seven PKAs. Kinesiologists across the country showcased their creative ways to make Canadians "move" (in meetings, seminars, webinars, and unique physical activities).
b) A Public Relations Campaign reached 938,700 people, 24 interviews (19 from radio and 4 on the Web)
c) A Social Media Campaign reached over 33,000 people with posted messages, videos, sharing and inviting people to use the KinWeek Profile Frame during the week.

We believe that the CKA offers Kinesologists a great opportunity to reach your target market. Get involved!

The 2019 National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit, is in support of Diabetes and the World Diabetes Day (FID), supported by ParticipAction, GLA:D™  by Bones & Joints, CCUPEKA, EIMC, Healthy-together, and RockTape, the official tape for kinesiology; and in collaboration with now 9 provinces: BCAK, AKA, MKA, OKA, FKQ, NBKA, NLKA, KANS and KPEI.

Diabetes Video     

CKA #KinVision2022

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Mid-Term Plan Review to align with
2020's Action Plans

Time flies! The CKA / ACK will undertake the process of planning for 2020 as we have reached the halfway point of our CKA / ACK Strategic Plan #KinVision2022!

The CKA/ACK proudly launched its #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan in 2018 and has followed this guide for two full years; this roadmap will guide the destiny of the kinesiology profession in Canada. 2020 is a pivotal year as it is the mid-point of the plan. In 2020, and onwards, the CKA/ACK will strive to continue developing action plans inspired by this bold strategic plan #KinVision2022.

The results of the past two years have put Kinesiologists and the profession of Kinesiology at the forefront of many mainstream current issues in NHOs, government agencies and the public. Many Kinesiologists have used the promotional tools now offered by the CKA/ACK. We are very proud to see that this has helped enhance the image and reputation of Kinesiology across the country.

The results are outstanding: we have reached record affiliation count of over 4000 kinesiologists; reached over 1M people with the National Kinesiology Week with its very popular promotional videos, social media ad campaign and PR campaign; and reached 10 times more visitors on the CKA Website. In helping PKAs in their development, the CKA has created and delivered a thorough Guide to Legislation; has helped PKAs in representing them in tradeshows and events such as the KinGames and the CLHIA – Insurance market tradeshow; and most recently, has begun to plan a series of seminars/webinars for Universities to promote the KinStartUpKit that helps students start their career with proper information on how kinesiology is practiced throughout Canada.

Back in September 2017, the input and participation of all in this strategic planning initiative was very important to Kinesiology in Canada, Kinesiologists and the CKA/ACK, and it remains important for the CKA as it undertakes an evaluation of the plan at its mid-term point. We will address ongoing challenges and will strive to advance kinesiology in Canada. Stay tuned!


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Current Legislation
News from the College of Kinesiology of Ontario

In Ontario, there is a new law, effective July 1, that applies to everyone but may have special application to health care practitioners. The Missing Person Act allows police to make an "urgent demand for records" where the missing person has not been in contact with people they would expect to have been in contact with and there are reasonable grounds to believe their safety is at risk. Likely the exceptions in the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) already permit this disclosure, but now cooperation is mandatory. Read more


Guide to Legislation
News from the PKAs' Legislation Process

In spring 2019, the CKA released a Guide to Legislation in conjunction with CKA's #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan to develop services and programs that enhance the capacity of Provincial Kinesiology Associations (PKAs). The primary objective of the Guide to Legislation was to inform and to help each PKA to start their provincial legislation process.

As we all begin the fall planning session for next year, the PKA Presidents have shared ideas and best practices at their last Round Table Forum Meeting held on Sept. 12th. The group felt the Guide offered  a step-by-step plan to legislation, including a list of governmental agencies and ministers to contact, sample letters to use, and information to successfully begin a legislation process in each province. It is also used to explain to Kinesiologists (and others) how the process works, how different one province may be from another and how the actions of one province could influence law makers in other provinces.

Currently, Ontario, and Quebec are awaiting government decisions on the future structure of the legislation process, while British Columbia is awaiting a change to the Act that governs health professions. We all look forward to positive steps towards legislation of kinesiology in the future.

University Tour
#KinStartUpKit – Seminar/Webinar

The CKA is proud to announce the arrival of Ms. Emma Nicholson; the CKA Coordinator of the #KinStartUpKit Seminar/Webinar University Tour project.

Emma Nicholson is a first-year Kinesiology Master's student at McMaster University interested in promoting the KinStartUpKit. Emma resides in the greater Toronto area. She will dedicate approx. 15 hrs per week to this project from Sept. to Dec. 2019.

She will design an action plan for the fall which entails two main streams: contacting University Liaisons to set presentation dates and times, and producing the seminar/webinar material. She can be reached via email: 

The CKA is looking forward to working with her, please join me in welcoming her as she takes on this challenge.

Amendment to CKA Affiliation and PKA Membership vs. Insurance

The CKA recognizes the incidence of mandatory CKA National Insurance Program via PROLINK on membership/affiliation numbers. Thus, it has undertaken a process of evaluating the consequences and the benefits for all parties, Kinesiologists, PKAs and the CKA, of an eventual amendment to the CKA affiliation and PKA membership. It would help manage the perceived barrier to membership terms being linked with the mandatory National Insurance Program. The obligation to carry professional insurance from the mandatory CKA National Insurance Program linked with PKA membership & CKA Affiliations could be amended in time for the 2020 renewal process to begin early November 2019.


Preferred rates @ CKA BOUTIQUE

Save 20%

Opened since June 1st 2018, the online CKA Boutique offers the best to Kinesiologists! The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance partners with companies that respect CKA values and have common elements in their respective missions. Companies have the opportunity to network, communicate and build brand awareness within the kinesiologist community.

The CKA is proud to offer Affiliated Kinesiologists preferential rates on products and services from its partners in order to help you in your practice of kinesiology. Take advantage of discounts.  HAVE FUN SHOPPING!



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Does the Endocannabinoid System Link Depression and Exercise? 

August 14th, 2019 posted by Angie Hunt-Iowa State 

How does exercise improve the mood of people with depression? New research looks to the endocannabinoid system for answers. The endocannabinoid system is made up of the body's naturally occurring cannabinoid molecules and their receptors, says Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University. Activation of these receptors appears to strengthen connections in the brain and may influence pain and depression. In a new study, Meyer and colleagues measured endocannabinoid levels and changes in mood before and after exercise sessions with varying levels of intensity. They found a significant boost in endocannabinoids and improvements in mood following prescribed moderate-intensity exercise.

"Finding alternatives to medication is important for the treatment of depression," Meyer says. "If we can figure out how exercise works with the endocannabinoid system, we could then design optimal exercise interventions."

Read more



Exercise at Given Percentages of VO2max: Heterogeneous Metabolic Responses Between Individuals

Personal note:

Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) is generally considered to be the most important indicator of endurance and cardiovascular function. When considering a large number of aerobic training studies, the intensity of exercise is indicated as a percentage of VO2max.

Endurance sport Athletes and coaches are constantly trying to find the precise metabolic changes to produce a predictable adaptation phase. However, several study results suggest that identical training intensities expressed as percentages of VO2max. could induce different metabolic responses between 2 individuals.

It's a long article but worth the read. You will be surprised!

Read the article



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CKA & PKAs to attend

2020 HR Conferences & CLHIA

And the PKAs attending Regional Conferences 

Each year, the CKA makes strategic choices about which events to attend in accordance with its national scope and strategic plan and with its available financial and human resources. This year, the CKA Communications Committee has searched the major 2020 events to reach insurers and HR professionals.

For regional events, the CKA has invited the PKAs to attend the regional events by coordinating joint partnerships. The CKA would be able to help by providing services, a display unit, and other promotional material.

For national events, the CKA has reached a partnership agreement with the PKAs to attend 3 events of national scope.

Insurance Events

1. 2020 CLHIA Claims & Fraud Conference, May 27 - 29 in Windsor Ontario;

HR Events

As National Events under the umbrella of a CKA/PKA partnership:

2. 2020 HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show, January 22–24, in Toronto;

3. 2020 CRHA Annual Congress, October 8th-9th (TBC), in Montreal 

As Regional Events, the CKA has suggested the PKAs also take on regional events and form regional partnerships to attend:

a) October 8 to 11, 2019 - 2019 Western Cities HR Conference, Kelowna BC

b) October 2 – 4 2019 - 2019 CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference, Charlottetown PEI, CPBI - Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI)

c) November 2019 (TBA) Develop a benefits plan tailored to the needs of your business in Quebec Mtl Qc, CPBI

d) October 8th-9th 2019 and 2020 - CRHA Annual Congress – Montreal (French)

e) June 15 - 17, 2020 - 2020 Vision Forum – MTL Qc

2020 KinGames

CKA & PKAs - Official Academic Challenge Sponsors

March 11-14th, 2020, Brock University, GTA, Ontario

As part of the 2020 KinGames to be held from March 11th to 14th in Hamilton, Ontario, the CKA / ACK will be a Gold Sponsor of the Academic Challenge for a third year and promote the, a website dedicated to helping students of Kinesiology, Human Kinetics and Physical Activity as they enter the work force or continue further studies. 

That's why is a great tool for undergraduates and graduates to get started as Kinesiology practitioners. The CKA / ACK, together with its partner Hexfit Solutions, invites students to take the time to better understand how Kinesiology is practiced in Canada and thus help students achieve their career goals

The CKA and its partner PKAs & Hexfit wishes best luck to all who participate in the 2020 Kin Games, especially the winners: 

Link to Video


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News from EIMC, by Hardip Jhaj 

As you are aware, EIMC is no longer functioning with CSEP as the host organisation. EIMC has decided to move forward as a non -profit organisation and is pending status for this.

At this time, CKA has agreed to provide in kind services and supporting the mandate of EIMC with teleconferencing services. Currently, EIMC is working on Prescription to Get Active and working on a collaborative draft for submission that will recognise individuals that require a higher level intervention from an individual with clinical applications. Further efforts are pending to increase funding revenues through workshops for physicians. It is recognised by EIMC that government grants are offered to match funds and the initiative of prescription to get active is anticipated to facilitate this within the following year. 

All organisations on the advisory council agree that EIMC is an important mandate to ensure a healthier future for Canadians and a prevention intervention to keep future healthcare costs low. 


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The Association of Kinesiologists of New Brunswick is excited to announce a new collaboration with Hexfit, an interprofessional customer tracking software. Through this collaboration, NBKA promotes the interest of its members by including technology in practice and demonstrating an openness to cooperate with the various professions in the field of health.

Through this collaboration, NBKA provides its members several advantages including discounts on the software, a custom-made electronic documents toolkit (Evaluation, Physical Tests, Medical History, etc.) and much more!

Discover all the details: 


Human Kinetics has just released the Pilates Anatomy, Second Edition.  Order with these links for rebate!


Choose from 46 exercises to target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. See which key muscles are activated, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness, and how breathing, alignment, and movement are all fundamentally linked as you work to tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility. See More

Remember that you will see your rebate only at the end of the purchase process.

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance proudly announces a partnership with Implus LLC's brands " RockTape®".

OTTAWA, October 1st , 2019  -   The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Implus Footcare, LCC, an innovative provider of athletic, fitness, and outdoor accessory products ranging from footcare and seasonal accessories to fitness and recovery solutions.  The CKA / ACK encourages Kinesiologists to use Implus' brands " RockTape®", a global leader in sports medicine products and education, with kinesiology tape, powerful pain-relieving topicals, unique evidence-informed education seminars, mobility tools and joint support accessories. Implus/RockTape Canada will actively work with the CKA / ACK to grow awareness and adoption rates amongst the kinesiology practice.

RockTape, the official tape for kinesology.

RockTape offers Movements solutions to over 50 000 professionals Worldwide. Help people move more and move better with RockTape! RockTape is a global leader in sports medicine products and education, RockTape helps patients and athletes "go stronger, longer®" with the world's best kinesiology tape, powerful pain-relieving topicals, unique evidence-informed education seminars, mobility tools, IASTM tools and joint support accessories.

Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. FMT courses present a revolutionary way of thinking about how we move and how we injure. They integrate innovative mobility and stability strategies, along with a movement-based; practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS.

Kinesiologists are invited to UNLOCK YOUR MEDICAL PRICING and get up to 50% off + exclusive benefits. We've worked hard to earn the trust of practitioners across the globe. We hope you join the thousands of others who've chosen RockTape.

All CKA members receive a 20% off on all FMT Certifications with code "CKAFMT20".

About Implus LLC & RockTape Canada

Implus LLC is home to over 20 brands, an industry-leading consumer packaged goods company specializing in fitness, outdoor, sporting goods and footcare products. Implus LLC are in 8 locations across the globe and more than 20 brand products are distributed in more than 70 countries. Visit:

It's All In The Mind – How To Mentally Prepare For A Marathon

The mental side of running should never be underestimated. Therefore, taking our marathon performances to the next level, we need to spend some time developing our mental approach as well.

Have a read about the professional tips on how runners can mentally prepare for a marathon from our latest blog post!



Kin online Services

PROLINK provided advice to Kinesiologists on the question of them providing online services. Prolink can confirm to the CKA/ACK affiliates and the leaders of the PKAs that a member is covered under the CKA insurance program if a member in one province provides advice and services over the Internet or telephone to patients in another province.  The CKA E&O and CGL policy covers members practicing anywhere in Canada.  The complicating issue is related to the scope of practice and registration with the regulatory body in a province.  The province where the patient resides typically determines the scope of practice that must be followed. 

CKA members need to be careful when providing professional services that are reimbursed / paid for by a health insurer if the member is not registered to practice in the province where the patient receiving their services resides.  There is a possibility that the health insurer will not pay for their services rendered to a patient if the Kin is not registered with the regulatory body in the province where the patient received the service.  The health insurer could then also consider issuing a complaint against the Kin in the province where they are registered to practice resulting in a disciplinary investigation against the Kin.  It is always more complicated when services are rendered across provincial borders using the Internet or telephone.

Tips Before You Start Your Next Home or Condo Renovation 

Advice from TD Insurance – a CKA partner helping Kins

Fall is known to be a season for renovations. Whether you're planning a major renovation project, or just making some minor upgrades, there are steps you can take to make the process less stressful. Here are a few tips from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) that can help you understand the importance of having the right insurance protection.

Contact us before you begin any work. Whether you're using professional contractors or considering a do-it-yourself project, speak with one of our insurance advisors to make sure you understand your coverage. Remember, your coverage may be limited during renovations.

Check your policy. It's best to confirm your insurance policy details as well as your condo's policy before you retile your bathroom or turn your den into a bedroom. You'll want to make sure your policy remains in effect and that you have suitable coverage for the type of renovation work you're having done.

Vacating your home or condo? Due to increased risks, your policy may not be valid if your residence is unoccupied while renovations are being made. If your home or condo is vacant for a longer period of time (more than 30 days) you may need a vacancy permit, so you can rest assured that your home or condo is covered during this time.

The value of your home or condo may change, and you have responsibilities. It's important that you let us know of any changes to your property, as it may affect your coverage. Since your insurance is designed to cover the costs of both your home/condo and its contents, the renovations may change the amount of betterments and improvements required on your policy to make sure you're fully covered.

Find a reliable contractor. Reach out to your network of friends and family in your search for potential contractors. You will want to work with contractors that come highly recommended, have relevant qualifications, solid references, and can provide proof of insurance. It's important to get confirmation from the contractor that they have appropriate insurance coverage.

Get the right documentation. Make sure to request a contract in writing, a detailed estimate with the work you expect, and the start and completion dates. You should also have an itemized list of building materials with the cost of those materials, as well as the total project cost.

More paperwork, less problems. As you may have realized by now, you need to have more than building materials to get your renovation started. Aside from the proper insurance coverage, it is also your responsibility to get the legal permits and the appropriate condo board approval that allow you to do work that meets the local building codes. Or you can request that your contractor obtains all the necessary permits for you.

Staying stress-free during renovation projects can be tough sometimes, as unexpected situations can arise. However, establishing clear communications with your contractors and insurer can help provide the support necessary for your project.

Keep in mind that TD Insurance has various options to meet your home or condo insurance coverage needs. Contact us to speak with an advisor today.


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The BCAK has launched its radio and tv campaign throughout the summer and it will continue into fall. Check out the Three (3) radio ads:

BCAK_Gotta_Move_ - BCAK Radio Ad - Annonce radio

BCAK What is a Kin & Find a Kin - BCAK Radio Ad - Annonce radio

BCAK_Whats_Holding_You_Back_ - BCAK Radio Ad - Annonce radio

The AKA has appointed a new representative to the CKA board of directors, Adam Yeske, who will succeed Jordan Javier. Adam is a new AKA member. He is very motivated and very eager to become a member. AKA organized a successful seminar on concussion management. They hope to have equal or better participation in our next seminar in November and will focus on motivational interviewing. Apart from this, they spent a lot of time preparing for the renewal season, preparing Kin Week and generating ideas for local promotion.

MKA is going through a governance change. A call for nominations to the new Board of Directors should be announced shortly and the new Board of Directors should be named in the up-coming AGM. Stay Tuned.

OKA has a brand new website with features that will make browsing and transactions easier. Find out: streamlining process with automated and integrated insurance purchase, board appointments are open September 20, the orientation meeting will be held on November 23rd. 5 new positions open to the Board, in preparation for Queen's Park Day November 21

Early June, OKA launched #OKAMentorMoment video series! Watch the first ones now.

What do you like about being a Kinesiologist?

Kinesiologists have so many career possibilities

The QKF is pleased to inform you that our website has been revitalized and is now completely bilingual. Important documents, such as the Code of Ethics, the Exam Study Guide and the General ByLaws, are now translated! Also, new online courses have also been added and several others are being developed.
Is record keeping a mystery for you? You often ask yourself "What should I write?", "Can I share the file?", "Is record keeping compulsory? Do not wait any longer! Learn about the techniques used for record keeping that meets kins' standards, in the comfort of your home and at the time you desire.
The 24-hour movement continuum: Now 3 credits offered! As a kinesiologist, you are called to discuss sleep and sedentary behavior. Learn how through our new webinar! Ranked in the top 10 conferences given at the 2019 QKF Congress, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput now offers you a 2-hour content on the subject.

Learn more

After four years representing NBKA on CKA Board of Directors, Kendra Cooling has passed on the torch to Simon Boudreau. Kendra's last project as President of NBKA is the organisation of the Fall Conference on October 5th 2019 at University of New-Brunswick, Fredericton, titled Dissing the Doldrums . The FKQ and KPEI will participate as guest speakers. Proud to see PKAs sharing good practices.

About the conference

The Newfoundland & Labrador Kinesiology Association (NLKA)  is focused on preparing the NKW and recruiting students at universities; raising awareness of the existence of NLKA; and aligning for renewals on November 1st

KANS' current focus is on generating interest from both studying and practicing Kinesiologists, as well as growing connections with the general public and other professions. We have recently begun to implement our website, which will allow us to provide more in-depth and accessible information about Kinesiology in NS. We have also been invited to sit in on the NBKA's annual AGM on October 05, 2019 – an opportunity that we are very thankful for and excited to attend! As one of the smaller provinces, we are so grateful to have the support of the CKA and our 9 Provincial kin associations to help get KANS up and running. 2020 will be a big year for us – stay tuned for some exciting updates!

Interest in the field of Kinesiology in PEI continues to grow.  This spring, University of PEI recently had their largest ever number of Kinesiology graduates.  KPEI worked on the Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and Website; focused on increasing the number of student members, and finally KPEI will review planning legislation and work with governments

Job, Advertizing & Continuing education Posting

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Recruitment Message for Survey Respondents

You are invited to participate in a research project investigating the use of aquatic therapy among physiotherapists/physical therapists (PT), PT assistants and kinesiologists for clients with spinal cord injury/disorders (SCI/D).

You are eligible for this study if you are a registered PT, a PT assistant or a kinesiologist who 1) is currently licensed/allowed to practice in Canada, and 2) has worked with at least one client with SCI/D in the past year.

Participation involves completing a questionnaire, which will take approximately 10-20 minutes. You can choose to be entered into a prize draw for a gift card in return for completing the questionnaire.

To access the survey, please click here

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact:

Dr. Kristin Musselman (Principal Investigator) at 416-597-3422 x 6190 or email

Please note that the security of e-mail messages is not guaranteed. Messages may be forged, forwarded, kept indefinitely, or seen by others using the internet. Do not use e-mail to discuss information you think is sensitive. Do not use e-mail in an emergency since e-mail may be delayed.

In addition, should you be aware of any colleagues who may be eligible and interested please feel free to forward this information to them.


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Meet RockTape a global leader in sports medicine products and education, RockTape helps patients and athletes "go stronger, longer®" with the world's best kinesiology tape, powerful pain-relieving topicals, unique evidence-informed education seminars, mobility tools and joint support accessories.

RockTape Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. FMT courses present a revolutionary way of thinking about how we move and how we get injured. They integrate innovative mobility and stability strategies, along with a movement-based; practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS. Find out about RockTape upcoming courses near you at

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