LIFE THROUGH MOVEMENT:
Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment or performance.
Biokinetics is the profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.
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 assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).
•Evaluates & Measures: body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.
•Is a health professional who through health promotion and wellness create a better quality of life for people they work with.
Assisting in preventing and treating individuals with:
•Individual exercise prescription for the rehabilitation of the back, neck, knee, shoulder, hip and ankle injuries and conditions. Treatment is offered from the time of the injury up to and including full participation in sport or other physical activities of life.
Chronic disease and conditions:
•Individual and supervised exercise programmes for the prevention and management of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and pregnancy (pre and post natal).
Exercise Testing for Athletes:
•Sport specific testing and training of an athletes endurance, speed, flexibility, agility, power, strength and reaction times.
•As well as rehabilitation of sport injuries.
Health Promotion for General Population:
•Assessment of health risk factors and implementation of intervention strategies to support the individual toward total wellness.
•Providing programs for: Weight losss; General fitness; Muscle strengthening; Toning and definition.
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