Kinetic Integrations (KI) is a model designed to serve exercise, performance and health care professionals to correct movement dysfunctions while alleviating disability seen in individuals recovering from injury, inactivity, repetitive movement and improper movement patterns. Kinetic Integrations changes problems of overwhelming complexity into components that are manageable through the application of the Kinetic Integrations Guidelines. Kinetic Integrations provides tools to assist in the repair and prevention of impairments; improve, restore and enhance physical function; and prevent or reduce health-related risk factors, while optimizing overall health and performance.
The current and future client, athlete or patient will be overweight, inactive, had previous injuries or pains, and is in need of a safe progressive exercise program. Because of this, the health, exercise and performance industry can expect an explosive growth in the need for professionals that are trained in the Kinetic Integrations system.
Early in my career as a nurse, I realized that all my patients had the same goal: To return or exceed their functional level. Soon I also noticed that all these individuals had one thing in common and that is movement dysfunctions. Because of their lifestyle or an injury, they were moving differently – in fact, they were compensating to continue their tasks at hand. It was their movement dysfunctions that became their limiting factors to obtain their goals and not their lack of effort or their type of injury.
Later on, during my career in professional baseball, I noticed that these dysfunctional movement patterns were predictable in nature and related to the body complex that was involved. It was also there that I noticed that repetitive movements, such as pitching a baseball, also resulted in predictable movement dysfunctions. Working at Oregon State University two other population groups stuck out with the same problem, those that moved or trained improperly and those that wanted to become more active after living a sedentary lifestyle. All showed the same dysfunctional patterns; the inactive started moving improperly and caused themselves an injury while others trained themselves into a dysfunctional pattern also ending up with an injury. No matter where they started within the injury – movement dysfunction – injury cycle, once the dysfunctions were resolved, their symptoms and limitations disappeared and they were able to obtain their goals without a problem. When I discovered that these patterns were predictable and correcting them was possible with great success, the idea of Kinetic Integrations was born.
Kinetic Integrations Exercise Professional (KIEP) services started originally at Oregon State University (OSU) in 2003 under the name of Safe Return Personal Trainers. Since its success, Safe Recovery, LLC was founded to take this model into the private sector under the name Kinetic Integrations (KI). Since its success at OSU, serving thousands of individuals the KI methodology has been presented and successfully applied all over the United States as well as Canada, Taiwan, South Korea and Europe.
Mr. Guido Van Ryssegem is owner and co-founder of Safe Recovery, LLC. He has been in clinical practice for 30 years and has been working in the strength and conditioning arena for 35 years. Guido is a practitioner, professional faculty and guest presenter at Oregon State University, and has published in the Asian Journal of Martial Arts, Clinical Kinesiology and the International Journal Of Sports Physical Therapy. Guido is also a guest presenter for the University of Oregon, Western Oregon University, Athletes Performance -EXOS, Perform Better and the National Personal Trainers Institute, and other institutions. He has practiced for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles. His expertise extends to his own Kinetic Integrations Exercise Specialist Certification (KIEP). He is a board certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Registered Nurse (RN) and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) while also certified by the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE).
Guido serves as the Northwest regional coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a committee member for two National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) task forces. He serves on advisory boards.
Guido’s motor learning and motor control systems and methodologies can be seen on MovementLectures.com, PerformBetter.com and MedBridgeEducation.com. He presents nationally and internationally on this methodology.