Kineseology: posture and movement assessment
Danielle Schmiemann is completing the final step in her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta by completing a practicum at Acupuncture Turning Point. Her degree is a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While most people understand what a Science degree entails, Kinesiology is often an area that people have not heard of before. The simplest way Danielle explains it is that it is a science that studies human movement, and while there are many branches of this science, she focused her attention on postural awareness and how we can use movement to correct imbalances we may have.
In Danielle’s spare time (which is not very much) she is a competitive curler, hoping to one day represent Canada at the Olympics. She has been curling since she was six years old and while she’s played a lot of other sports as well, curling is the one that has stuck with her throughout the years. Danielle actually credits those other sports like volleyball, basketball, badminton, swimming, skiing and track for making her into a way better curler today than she would have been otherwise. In her time at the University of Alberta she played on the Pandas varsity team and had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world to compete. She’s had the privilege to represent Canada on the international stage 2 times, once in Tallinn, Estonia as the 2015 Canadian Junior Team and once in Almaty, Kazakhstan as the 2017 Canadian Winter Universiade Games Team. This past March she was fortunate to earn one more maple leaf after winning University Nationals and will be heading to Krasnoyarsk, Russia in March of 2019 to represent Canada once again at the 2019 Winter Universiade!
Danielle chose Acupuncture Tuning Point for her practicum for a couple of reasons. Firstly, she will be going back to school in September to get her diploma in Acupuncture and working in an environment that values both Traditional Chinese Medicine and the underlying principles of science and kinesiology. Secondly, Danielle likes the way the team at The Acupuncture Turning Point emphasizes what happens outside of the clinic has the main bearing on the positive outcome from their acupuncture and massage treatments. They encourage their clients to understand themselves better to improve in their lifestyle or athletic goals. Physical activity and sports have been a part of her life since she was a little kid and completing a four-year degree where the main underlying message has been about living an active life has made her very aware of how many people don’t have the same opportunities.
Request a free posture/functional movement assessment with Danielle
Danielle’s main goal for her time with the Acupuncture Turning Point (May, June, July 2018) is to bring more awareness to the clinic’s clients in how they move their bodies. She wants to help people start and make small changes that will allow them to move more efficiently and with less pain. She is going to be running postural assessments and then providing exercises, movements and/or stretches to help improve overall posture and function in movement, as well to address any issues that are particular problem spots for people. Danielle is looking forward to working with a wide variety of people and hoping to give each the opportunity to experience the full potential to which his or her body can move.
If we can arrange the timing, clients who come to the Acupuncture Turning Point for a regular massage or acupuncture session are offered a postural and functional movement assessment with Danielle. She can help you understand yourself better, and what you should be doing between your treatments here with us to maximize the results. Please let us know you would like this for your next session and we will arrange for this! Contact us by phone or email