What Does A Biokinetisist Do?
A Biokineticist’s scope of practice can be broken down into 6 main categories, namely: orthopaedic rehabilitation, chronic disease management, neurological disease management, cardiac rehabilitation, wellness and special populations.
A Biokineticist focuses on final phase rehabilitation following an injury, as well as the prevention of the injury recurring. Biokinetic rehabilitation forms an essential part of the recovery process following hip replacement surgery, knee surgery/arthroscopy, shoulder surgery, back surgery etc. Biokinetics is also an effective part of the ‘prehab’ strengthening of the involved joint/s before surgery, which greatly assists in the
Following a heart attack or stroke, the correct type of exercise is integral in the recovery process and returning back to a high quality of life. However, many cardiac patients are unsure of what type of exercise to do, and often it is unsafe for them to exercise on their own. A Biokineticist will take them through a gradual, progressive exercise programme, monitoring heart rate and blood pressure closely, until they are able to exercise confidently, independently and safely.
This involves conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy
This involves dispensing exercise advice, lifestyle advice as well as monitoring and testing of body composition (fat percentage, weight, muscle mass) as well as fitness, strength and flexibility testing. Ergonomic set up of workstations