What is Biokinetics?
What is Biokinetics?
Biokinetics is the field of specialised exercise therapy which functions in alliance with both the health and medical industries. Biokinetics is comprised of orthopaedic rehabilitation, chronic disease management and Health & Wellness management. It is recognised by and registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions council of South Africa).
What does it Involve?
A Biokineticist is an exercise specialist that improves a person’s strength, physical status and quality of life by performing an individualised assessment followed by prescribing, correcting and monitoring specific strength, stretching and cardio exercises which are progressed at the rate of the individual’s improvement.
Our Scope of Practice
Musculoskeletal status: management of muscle strains, ligament sprains, repetitive strain injuries and joint instability through a combination of strengthening, stability & flexibility exercises.
Core & pelvic stabilisation through muscle awareness and activation of pelvic floor and core muscles.
Pre- and post- pregnancy exercise prescription.
Pre- and post- surgery “prehab” and “rehab”.
Arthritis management through strengthening of muscles surrounding affected joints.
Improvement of activities of daily living such as gardening, driving, housework and carrying children.
Low muscle tone management in children and teenagers.
Movement education and body awareness.
Chronic disease: diabetes, hypertension, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis & obesity.
Video analysis and biomechanical & postural correction
Vitality Fitness Testing
Sports specific fitness testing, bike setup & running gait analysis
Cardiac Rehabilitation through exercise
Diabetic management through exercise
Does my Medical Aid cover Biokinetics?
Biokinetics is registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) and uses ICD10 codes and tariffs when treating pathology.
Most Medical Aids cover Biokinetics in full with claims coming out of the Medical Aid Savings (out of hospital funds).