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Have you ever been daunted by the referral to make a booking at a biokineticist without asking who, why and what?!… Well, this is going to change your world, and well actually your life, no wait, as well as your body and your mental health.

Let’s break it down…

 

What is a Biokinetics?

Biokinetics is the medical profession that believes in life through movement and forms part of a medical team that helps you heal, recover and strengthen. This medical profession is different from others because it uses exercise as treatment and no other form of treatments such as surgery, medicine, dry needling, massage or joint manipulations. Biokinetics is a profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, through scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription. Biokinetics primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as a modality.

“BIO + KINETICS = LIFE + MOVEMENT = LIFE THROUGH MOVEMENT”

So, in a nutshell, you will be supported and guided to improve your life and the movement of your body, that’s two fundamentals of life that cannot be valued in currency.  

Now that you understand the “What” question, let us explain the “who” …  

A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who:

Is a health professional who through health promotion and wellness creates a better quality of life for people they work with and act as functions within the professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognized by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

They evaluate and measure, body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings. They also improve a person’s physical well-being and quality of life through individualised scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).

So again, in a nutshell, Biokinetics is the way of improving an individual’s quality of life through movement and exercise, which prescribes scientifically-based physical activities to promote health, maintain and improve physical abilities and facilitate injury rehabilitation, by creating a personalised program for your unique requirements. 

Now that we know we are in good hands with the “who” and “what”, let’s move over to the most important, the “why”.

Why should I see a Biokineticist?

Biokineticists are unique in the sense that they prescribe exercise programs that are individually designed and scientifically based. These programs are regularly updated to ensure safety and continuous improvement. A biokineticist’s knowledge of your body’s response to different forms of exercise will help you transition from a stage where you received treatment for lack of performance or pain to a stage where you feel confident enough to do those activities you have always wanted to do. Once the consultation is complete, a biokineticist will prescribe an exercise program tailored to your needs. The aim is to help improve your weaknesses for you to achieve those desired goals. 

So, it comes down to the following, “Why do I need to see a biokineticist?” Here is a small list of problems that could be improved by your biokineticist:

  • Reduces risk/symptoms of chronic conditions, Improves relationships, Orthopedic injuries, Cardiac rehabilitation, Sports/orthopedic injury rehabilitation, chronic disease management, High-performance training
  • Medical aid assessments, Muscle imbalance correction, Postural correction, and Sports specific training.
  • Neurological disorders, Lower back pain, Impaired physical wellness, Diabetes, Sports injuries, Obesity, Low muscle tone.
  • Health risk factors e.g. Hypertension, Elevated cholesterol and Arthritis.
  • Improves confidence, Boosts brain power and memory, Weight loss, Special population (pregnancy, elders, disabled, reduces stress and alleviates anxiety, Corporate wellness, Saves you money.

So, come visit us, you have nothing to lose but only to gain life and movement to achieve those goals you always wanted in the way it was intended, the natural way. 

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