Creston College, KA Fitness Centre, Hillside Crescent, Oslo Beach, 4265

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ABOUT BIOKINETICS

A BIOKINETICIST IS A CLINICAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST WHO; 

  • Functions within a professional alliance to health and medicine, and are recognized by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

  • Improves a person’s physical well-being and quality of life through individualized scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sports and work).

 

  • Evaluates and measures; body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility, and other health screenings.

 

  • Is a health professional who through health promotion and wellness, creates a better quality of life for the people they work with.

 

  • Restore kinetic chain function and imbalances through corrective exercise by restoring the correct functioning of muscles, so as to improve movement and quality of life.

 

For example, general back discomfort suffered by many:

  • Biokineticists help to activate the correct muscles and restore imbalances in order to support the vertebral column and optimize movement control.

  • We bridge the gap from the initial phase of injury to returning activities, may it be sports-specific or gym.

  • We work on muscle imbalances through scientific-based corrective exercises which help to offload passive joint structures and provide support.

  • We teach isolated muscle strength and activation and re-train how the muscles integrate within the movement.

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A BIOKINETICIST? 

 

If you:

 

  • Suffer from a chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension, arthritis or diabetes.

 

  • Suffer from orthopedic conditions that prevent you from optimizing your quality of life.

 

  • Had surgery and are finding it difficult to fully recover.

 

  • Suffered an injury which continues to hamper your ability to function

         optimally.

 

  • Have recurring sports injuries.

 

  • Require exercise as part of a weight-management programme.

 

  • Are sedentary and need to increase your physical fitness levels.

 

  • Need to improve your general physical abilities through exercise.

 

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A BIOKINETICIST?

  • A Biokineticist is an important member of the medical team involved in

         your rehabilitation.

 

  • Biokineticists are clinical exercise specialists.

 

  • A Biokineticist is an expert in prescribing scientifically-based exercise programs, individually designed to assist you with your condition. In a sense, the “medicine” prescribed by a Biokineticist is exercise.

 

  • Through regular health-risk screenings, a Biokineticist may reduce your risk of developing silent degenerative clinical conditions, such as heart disease.

WILL MEDICAL AID COVER MY CONSULTATION? 

 

Because Biokineticists are allied medical professionals registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, most medical aids will cover the cost of your Biokinetics consultation and treatment.

FITNESS ASSESSMENTS with leading medical aids:

 

Biokineticists are partnered with Momentum Multiply and Discovery Vitality to perform annual fitness assessments as part of their rewards program.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS; 

 

PHYSICAL HEALTH: Wellness interventions to promote and restore lifestyle changes through physical activity.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS: Prevention and management of conditions such as Hernia repairs, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, stroke rehabilitation, and diabetes.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE: Sports specific testing and training for men and women wanting to improve flexibility, mobility, strength, endurance, power, speed, stability and agility.

ORTHOPEDICS: Prescribing injury prevention programs to individuals, pro-rehabilitation. Clinical assessment and prescription of functional exercise programs in context with the clinical pathologies (acute and chronic) for the rehabilitation of the neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle injuries, and pre and post-operative rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation for Neurological conditions.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Assessment and prescriptions of safe exercise programs for children, pre and postnatal, pregnant women, the elderly and the workforce in general.