A Biokineticist is an exercise specialist who increases a person’s physical condition and the quality of life by means of physical assessment and rehabilitation through exercise.
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury and involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power through specific exercises.
Rehabilitation is as important as treatment following an injury but unfortunately is often overlooked.
The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery in order to prevent re-injuries..
We, the biokineticists, focus on alleviating symptoms by treating the cause of the problem.
I will identify postural changes and altered movement patterns that are placing an increased amount of stress on the muscles and joints and assist in rectifying them in order to reduce symptoms. This generally serves as a long term solution to musculoskeletal injuries, as well as prevention for re-occurrence.
Biokinetics is recognised by and registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa.
Northcliff Biokinetics has been in private practice since 2010 and is situated in 10 Lily Avenue, Northcliff, Randburg.
- Andea Barnard