A local kinesiologist can be a valuable member or your health care team. Kinesiology is the study of human movement. A local kinesiologist uses a variety of techniques to treat patients, including exercise therapy, biomedical applications, rehabilitation equipment and exercise and ergonomics. People who are obese can work with a local kinesiologist to customize an effective exercise and stretching plan; prevent obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and depression; and provide hands-on treatment such as acupressure. If you have a condition such as arthritis or diabetes, a local kinesiologist can help you create a safe exercise and wellness plan. A local kinesiologist uses the body’s own energy to heal and treat itself, which can be helpful if you’re obese or overweight. People with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 are considered obese. Obesity has become a worldwide academic. Your local kinesiologist can work with your other health care providers, including your local family physician, pharmacist, registered dietitian, nutritionist and fitness trainer. If you want more information about how a local kinesiologist might help you manage obesity, talk to your local family physician.