Whether you have a meniscus tear or are recovering from hip replacement surgery, a local kinesiologist can be a valuable member of your orthopedic health care team. A local kinesiologist is a health provider who focuses on the study of human movement, using it to heal injury and dysfunction. Some of the biomechanical, anatomical and physiological techniques a local kinesiologist may use include exercise, muscle testing, muscle release, acupressure, taping and nutritional advice. If you have an orthopedic condition such as Dupuytren’s contracture (also called Dupuytren’s disease), ganglion cyst, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis or trigger finger, a local kinesiologist can work with you and your local family physician or rheumatologist. Or, if you’ve had orthopedic surgery such as arthroscopic shoulder surgery, ankle surgery or hip or knee replacement, working with a local kinesiologist and local orthopedic surgeon can be very beneficial. Or, if you have other health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or heart disease, you might find a local kinesiologist can help you prevent complications, improve your health and manage your condition.