THE MEANING BEHIND KINESICS HUMAN MOVEMENT SYSTEMS
You have probably heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” That is exactly how our bodies serve us—as a nonverbal communication tool.
Your body talks to the outside world by communicating your emotions and attitudes through posture and facial expressions. Your body also talks to you to let you know what it needs to be healthy. It speaks through symptoms—aches, pains, and injury.
I’m Gerald Drefahl, the founder of Kinesics, an education and software company that aims to revolutionize the way movement professionals view and treat the body—the body communicates and it needs trained professionals to interpret its message.
Kinesics software and education platform teaches practitioners how to be biomechanical detectives—evaluate, gather data and interpret the body’s language of pain, poor posture, faulty movement mechanics and compensatory patterns.
I believe that the success of human movement professionals doesn’t just hinge on their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and modalities. Rather, the practitioner’s ability to communicate to their client or patient in a simple, understandable and motivating way is what separates the good from the great. Kinesics education provides practitioners with a well-rounded approach to training and therapy. The programs teach advanced level protocols and case studies while also considering the psycho-emotional aspects of the person inside the body being treated and trained.
Because communication is the heart of this company, I knew that needed to be represented in the name of the company. It was really important to me that the name of the company reflect our mission.
The inspiration for the name of the company came to me during a google search with the key words: body, communication, movement. The search yielded the word, Kinesics. It means the study of human movements and gestures that serve as a form of nonverbal communication. The word Kinesics resonated so highly with me because this is exactly what we do!