Kinesthesiology vs. Kinesiology

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  • Kinesthesiology

    Kinaesthetics is the study of body motion, and of the perception (both conscious and unconscious) of one’s own body motions. The perception of continuous movement (kinesthesia) is largely unconscious. A conscious proprioception is achieved through increased awareness. Kinaesthetics involves the teaching and personal development of such awareness.

  • Kinesiology

    Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, biomechanical, and psychological mechanisms of movement. Applications of kinesiology to human health (i.e., human kinesiology) include biomechanics and orthopedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; and sport and exercise. Studies of human and animal motion include measures from motion tracking systems, electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity, various methods for monitoring physiological function, and other behavioral and cognitive research techniques.

    The word comes from the Greek κίνησις kínēsis, “movement” (itself from κινεῖν kineîn, “to move”), and -λογία -logia, “study”.

  • Kinesthesiology (noun)

    the medical and therapeutic study of the movement of muscles and joints

  • Kinesiology (noun)

    The study of body movement.

  • Kinesiology (noun)

    The application of such principles to the diagnosis and treatment of muscular imbalance.

  • Kinesiology (noun)

    the study of the mechanics of body movements.

Oxford Dictionary

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