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BIOKINETICS SERVICES

Functional Assessment

Musculoskeletal assessment

Posture analysis

Proprioception

Strength and flexibility

Biomechanical (movement) analysis

Injury assessment and rehabilitation prescription

A musculoskeletal assessment involves the analysis of the body’s joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. Posture is evaluated as it has a large influence on increasing ones risk of injury.

Proprioception refers to the overall sense of body position and movement in space. One can be both strong and flexible, but if proprioception is poor then movements cannot be executed in a controlled manner.


Gait & Running Analysis

Video and foot plate analysis

Running shoe advice

Strength and flexibility

Biomechanical (movement) analysis

Injury assessment

Foot, lower leg and pelvic evaluation


Scoliosis Screening

Scoliosis is a lateral (toward the side) curvature of more than 15 degrees in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. Idiopathic (unknown cause) scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis, typically affecting adoloescents from ages 10 through to 17. Idiopathic scoliosis may progress during the "growth spurt" years, but usually will not progress during adulthood. Early detection is therefore of great importance.

Our Biokineticists specialise in screening for scoliosis as well as prescribing an effective treatment plan to reduce progression. Our exercise prescription is scientifically-based and addresses scoliosis in all three planes - sagittal, frontal, and transverse. This means that correction needs to occur not only from side to side and front to back, but must also consider the rotary movements of the spine and importance of the rib cage in spinal alignment.

Our exercise prescription is based on Scoliosis Specific Exercise, primarily from Schroth and SEAS techniques. This form of exercise treatment for scoliosis has been shown to be most effective in conjunction with RSC bracing ,in curves less than 40deg.