Bio + Kinetics literally means Life + Movement.
So in essence, it is the use of therapeutic exercises in a rehabilitative setting for health promotion, performance enhancement and maintenance of physical abilities. A Biokineticist will treat disease, injury and movement disorders.
It can further be divided into:
- Orthopaedic Rehabilitation – where the goal would be to strengthen the relevant muscles to protect the joints. Biokinetics would make up the final phase in the rehabilitive process. Although ‘Pre’ as well as ‘post’ operative sessions have been shown to be highly beneficial in the recovery process.
- Chronic Disease Management – Prescription and monitoring of exercises for chronic diseases such as Parkinsons, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes and Depression to name a few.
- General Wellness – Lifestyle and stress management, including weight loss and management.Biokinetics is recognised by and registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) as a specialized exercise therapy.
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