Kira Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Human Kinetics Degree, Majoring in Kinesiology and Health Sciences.
Kira has special interest in exercise rehabilitation with experience working with young athletes as well as geriatric populations in the community. As a student at UBC, her passions lay in implementing exercise rehabilitation programs and seminars on functional strength and posture & back care. These student-lead initiatives focused on educating UBC workers on rehabilitative and preventative strategies in the work-place.
Kira has been trained in the Functional Movement Screening System. The system is the product of years of innovation and groundbreaking research. The FMS provides a standardized approach to assessing fundamental movement, identifying limitations and asymmetries, and developing individualized corrective exercise programs. The philosophy behind the FMS is rooted in the concept that, in order to maximize performance, the whole body must be functioning properly. When the body is considered as a chain of individual elements, it’s reasonable that a weak link weakens the entire chain. Ignoring a weak link increases the potential for disaster, and strengthening the wrong links will not improve the integrity of the chain. The FMS provides the means to identify and resolve any weak links that may be jeopardizing the body and its healthy motion. The FMS is applicable to any population in fitness or sports conditioning. Its standardization streamlines assessment and makes recommending exercises more efficient. And the language of FMS makes it easy to communicate with physicians, reducing the risk of misdiagnosis and redundant work.
Benefits of the FMS
- Focus on the fundamentals of movement
- Facilitate communication with both clients and physicians
- Identify physical imbalances, limitations, and weaknesses
- Establish a functional baseline to mark progress
- Improve fundamental movement patterns with simple corrective exercises
- Individualize training and conditioning programs for specific results
- Reduce the potential for training and sports injuries
Check out Kira’s video which explains what the FMS system is and why we use it:
Growing up in North Vancouver, Kira was an avid athlete, and her experience recovering from numerous sports injuries spurred her interest in the rehabilitative sciences. Kira strongly believes in working with clients, and giving them the exercise tools so that they may adhere to exercise programs long after their personal sessions. Her goal is to empower clients to be in command of their own recovery and overall health.
Kira is excited to join the Victoria Shelbourne Physiotherapy team providing private and group exercise therapy sessions in pool or dry land.
Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women’s health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Aquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment, Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation.
Kira Graham Kinesiologist in Victoria, B.C.