What is a Biokineticist?
A Biokineticist is a medical therapist that specialises in exercise and exercise rehabilitation.
Is Biokinetics a recognised profession?
Biokinetics is a recognised, as well as registered, profession with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. As a result Biokineticists function in professional alliance with other health practitioners/professionals such as doctors and physiotherapists.*
What does a Biokineticist do?
A Biokineticist improves an individual’s physical status and quality of life through individualised assessment and exercise prescription. Biokineticists are capable of working in many different areas including clinical pathology/injury as well as performance enhancement.*
Is Biokinetics for me?
Ask your Physician, GP, or Physiotherapist if they feel that you may benefit from seeing an exercise specialist like a Biokineticist. Otherwise contact your local Biokineticist directly to discuss your case history. If you are not a suitable candidate the Biokineticist will refer you back to your Specialist for more information / treatment. A Biokineticist can see you for regular sessions (land based exercise / water based) or write you a structured exercise routine for homework.
*Adapted from: http://www.biokinetics.org.za