Biokinetics

We take an individual approach to exercise prescription and provide programmes that meet the specific needs of each client.  Our objective is to help clients achieve maximal functional independence and optimal performance by improving their physical strength, fitness, coordination and flexibility

Life Through Movement

Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment or performance.

Bodyi Innovation is a well established biokinetics practice in Gauteng with branches in Pretoria at the Watermeyer Virgin Active Gym, Planet Fitness – Lynnwood Bridge, and a Cape Town based branch in Zonnebloem.  The main practice is based in Faerie Glen, Pretoria.  Many doctors refer patients to our practice for treatment and we work with well established athletes as well. Our well equipped practices prides itself in delivering clinical and highly specific treatment to our patients. Our experienced Biokineticists are not only passionate about delivering good service, but also about our clients improvement, strengthening and progress.

We focus on Biokinetics to enhance our clients life through rehabilitative movement designed specifically to each individual’s needs. It consists of one-on-one exercise programme prescription, aimed at the following areas of treatment:

  • Orthopaedic injury treatment
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Health promotion and wellness

Orthopaedic and sports injuries, including pre and post operative rehabilitation. We’re an experienced team of biokineticists offering a comprehensive solution to chronic and acute injury, or physical problems.

The Process Of Rehabilitation:

The rehabilitation process is unique to each person and the particular problem, due to your unique history and circumstances. This process is decided upon after the initial assessment.

The First Consultation would involve a clinical assessment of strength, function and ability. Goals will be set and accordingly a program will be prescribed.A typical rehabilitation process would involve training under the supervision of one of our biokineticist at least 1 session per week for 6 weeks.

Body Innovation provides rehabilitation for the following conditions:

  • Joint / ligament injuries – Chronic and Acute
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post – arthroscopic procedures(knee, hip, shoulder, ankle)
  • Chondromalacia
  • Total knee replacements
  • Patella-femoral Pain
  • Reconstructive surgery to ligaments
  • Sinovitis
  • Acute back surgery
  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle tears, strains and spasms
  • Muscle imbalances due to previous injury, chronic problem or illness
  • Postural spasms and overloads
  • Cardiovascular

 

Evaluation - Initial Appointment

  • Comprehensive physical assessment of people with a range of conditions and disabilities including:
  • Orthopaedic assessment
  • Cardiac assessment
  • General Consultation
  • Body Composition
  • Sport Specific assessment
  • Functional Capacity assessment
  • Health and Wellness check up
  • Medical aid point based assessment
  • Muscular strength and Endurance assessments

Exercise Prescription – Follow up appointment

Based on the evaluation, detailed exercise programmes are tailored for each client and these can be followed at the training facility.

We also develop challenging home programmes.

Supervised training sessions in a fully equipped specialised exercise facility optimises the programmes effect. Most exercise programmes consist of progressive resistance training, aerobic, core and abdominal strength and balance training. Exercise regimes are constantly evaluated and modified over the course of the training period.

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