At VA, Kinesiotherapy professionals use scientifically based exercise principles to enhance the strength, endurance and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning. These professionals help patients overcome debilitating conditions from injuries, illnesses and disorders. These rehabilitative services contribute to patients’ physical and psychological well-being.
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The educational requirements for Kinesiotherapy must include an approved clinical internship under the direction of a Registered Kinesiotherapist in a VA facility or its equivalent, approved by the Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT). Trainees must be enrolled in a university based Kinesiotherapy educational program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or attend a COPSKT approved Center of Excellence.