What is Biokinetics?
Biokinetics is the Science of Movement.
A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who:
Functions within professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Improves a person’s physical wellbeing and quality of life through individualised scientific evaluation and prescription of specific exercise rehabilitation.
Evaluates & Measures: body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose & cholesterol levels, lung function, cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, posture, flexibility and other health screenings.
The profession of Biokinetics has evolved as a primary care health profession responding to the universal need for quality, accessible and cost-effective health care.
Biokineticists provide economic value for the services they offer:
They rehabilitate a wide spectrum of conditions at a savings to the health care system.
A Biokineticist’s goal is to establish the underlying cause of the problem and treat specifically for each individual.
Aims to address muscle and skeletal imbalances, as well as poor posture.
Assesses children’s physical literacy and posture by utilising the Long term athletic development programme (LTAD) to ensure all children are given equal opportunity to optimise their sporting performance and promote activity for life.
Maximize employment productivity.
Promote quality of life and individual independence.