Biokinetics

What is Biokinetics?

  • Biokinetics is the rehabilitation of physical functioning, using exercise as the primary treatment modality. Biokinetics is scientifically-based exercise prescription. We aim to find and rehabilitate the cause of the issue, as opposed to treating the symptoms.
  • Exercise is medicine!
     

What do we assess?

  • Posture, muscle strength, movement patterns, flexibility, Activities of Daily Living.
  • As well as: blood pressure, body composition, fitness.

SERVICES OFFERED:

  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation: lower back, shoulder, knee, hip etc. pain; pre- & post- surgery
  • Neurological rehabilitation: stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Motor Neuron Disease, Cerebral Palsy, etc.
  • Special populations management: pregnancy (pre- & post), amputees, children (e.g. low muscle tone, postural issues).
  • Chronic disease management: diabetes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, etc.
  • Sport-specific training: biomechanical analysis, rehabilitation, conditioning for injury prevention
  • EMG testing
  • Vitality fitness assessments (including corporate wellness days)
  • Home visits
  • Rock Tape strapping

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Individualized assessment including: full patient history and physical evaluation.
  • Thereafter, the patient is prescribed specific exercises according to their needs, which are progressed at the individual’s rate of improvement.
  • These exercises can be carried out at home with regular monitoring, or under the supervision of the Biokineticist, depending on the severity of the condition.
  • If you are looking for a Biokineticist Johannesburg, book a consultation with us.

THE NITTY GRITTY:

  • Biokinetics is recognized and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Meet the Team 

Cayley Blaker

  • BA. Sports Science (SU)
  • Biokinetics (Hons) (SU)

My passion for Biokinetics started with my love for different sports such as, Golf, Running, Tennis, Hockey, Waterpolo, Pilates & Cycling. In depth knowledge and personal experience in these sports, leads to successful rehabilitation through movement patterns.

I have had some great experiences whilst working with the English rugby team, Western Force & at the ABSA Cape Epic.

One of my many special interests is working with physically and mentally impaired individuals. I have been lucky enough to work with many Paralympian athletes, attend the ASEAN Para games in Singapore and I continue to have Provincial involvement in sports classification.

I am Rock Tape certified and incorporate it with movement patterns during exercise rehab to speed-up the healing process.

My absolute love for my job continues to grow from day to day whilst interacting and treating people from all walks of life and seeing such vast improvements in their lives, both physically and mentally.

 

Megan Grobler

  • BA. Human Movement Science (UP)
  • BSc. (Med.) (Hons.) Biokinetics and Exercise Science (UCT)

I love the human body and all it's quirks! I am a strong believer in holistic rehabilitation, and the necessity of assessing the many different aspects that may lead a person to pain. I trust controlled and conscious movements, that stimulate the body into recovery. It's great working with people and educating them to understand their bodies and movements, while learning correct and safe techniques to exercise.

My background is in swimming, waterpolo, hockey, ballet and yoga. My career has seen me treat a range of patients, starting with a strong focus in Spinal Cord Injury, and now I find myself becoming more involved in orthopaedic injury management. There is no one field that I enjoy more than the other, the enjoyment comes from seeing patient's adapt and improve with the correct dosage of exercise. 

I enjoy traveling, being active and learning new things, and spending time with friends and family. 

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