Desirée Knack, Owner & Registered Kinesiologist
Advanced Aquatic Therapist, CARI
Desirée has been practicing in the field of kinesiology for over 19 years, and is the owner of Fit to Function Kinesiology. In 1998, Desirée completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Psychology from Western University, and subsequently earned a Post-Graduate Honours Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma from Humber College in 1999. Most recently, in 2013, Desirée achieved ‘Registered Kinesiologist’ status with the passing of new legislation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).
Over the course of her career, Desirée has had the fortune of working with a variety of clients, injuries, and medical conditions, alongside a diverse collection of highly accredited health care and wellness professionals in multi-disciplinary settings including, clinical, corporate, industrial, municipal recreation, and fitness facility environments. Such varied experience has helped Desirée to identify that she enjoys both, teaching people, and working with them, to understand how movement plays a key role in recovery, daily life function and lifestyle improvement. To provide the best treatment to all of her clients, Desirée regularly engages in furthering her professional knowledge through courses, reading and conferences.
Shaping her treatment philosophy, lifelong involvement in sport has taught Desirée the solid values of integrity, perseverance and an indomitable spirit, each of which she teaches her clients to help them in their recovery. Desirée is a firm believer that movement promotes healing on emotional, psychological and physiological levels.
In her spare time, Desirée can be found leading an active lifestyle through exercise and playing sports, and enjoying her family’s athletic and academic pursuits. Although playing soccer year-round is her favourite sport, Desirée also enjoys strength training, running, aquatic exercise, and enjoying the great outdoors to ski, hike, camp, and cycle. She lives by the slogan, "Use it or lose it; movement is freedom!"
"Indomitable spirit is defined as unconquerable; a very strong character that will not give up.
One who cannot be subdued or overcome and will keep on trying." Author unknown