Biokineticists are exercise specialists. And as such, they make use of various aspects of exercise in order to treat injuries.
After a consultation to asses the individual needs of the patient and obtain physical measurements – a tailored program will be formulated in order to reach the goal of the patient.
If you need help with your injury or function – make contact with your biokineticist.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation (joints, muscles, spine)
- Acute (sudden events like strains, tears and breaks). Biokineticists complete final phase rehabilitation to return to sport pain free and at full function. Generally this rehab takes place after or in conjunction with initial soft tissue treatment done with a first phase practitioner.
- Chronic (overuse, biomechanical). Biokineticists will use a biomechanical assessment in order to identify the cause of your injury. Working towards correcting the problems in order to prevent re-occurrence or subsequent compensatory injuries.
- strengthening of the muscles and structures before an operation to improve the outcomes post-operatively.
- This type of rehab can also be used in injury prevention. Strengthening the areas most at risk for your specific sport.
- Following the scientific protocols for optimal strengthening in each phase of rehabilitation after your operation.
- Ligament repairs, joint replacements, spinal fusions, other spine surgeries.
- Post-op rehab allows you to return to your daily tasks or chosen sport at optimal function.
- Diabetes, Cardiac conditions, Strokes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol
- Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Brain Injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease
- Arthritis, Lower back pain Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
- Amputation, Paraplegia, Tetraplegia
Assessment of each patient, their history, needs and current abilities will determine the treatment plan used by the biokineticist.
Not all people feel they have a specific injury that needs attention. You may have an area of concern that you would like an assessment for. There are also different life stages which require a different approach to exercise. Other areas a biokineticist can assist with are –
- Pregnancy: Prenatal programs for maintaining strength, fitness, comfort and well-being. Post-natal programs to regain the core and pelvic floor function.
- Exercise for the elderly.
- Posture assessments and corrective exercise.
- Functional assessments and conditioning programs for sports performance and function.
Back maintenance classes are available on Monday evenings.
Diabetes and chronic condition classes are available on Wednesday evenings.
Please contact for further information, should you be interested in joining us.
As biokinetics is a registered profession with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, claims from medical aid for your treatment is an option. Speak to your biokineticist to discuss the option of using medical aid, as each plan and person is different.