General Info

The basic need to know
about Biokineticist appointments

General Practice Admin

Comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.

During, for example a posture assessment, clothing should not hinder us to find certain landmarks on your body.

In cases such as knee injuries/problems, we need to be able to see your knee, therefore shorts or pants that can be drawn up past the knee, is preferred.

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  • 1st Appointment

    - Assessment Time -

    You will need to fill in some forms so that a file can be opened in your name.

    You can also fill in the form prior to your appointment. Download Our Form, complete, and upload / bring with.

    With the 1st appointment, an in-depth history will be taken regarding the onset and intensity of your problem as well as any previous injuries, illness or operations.

    NOTE:
    Please remember any relevant documentation that could assist us (e.g. referral letters, sonar and x-ray reports about your condition).
    Please bring a list of the medication you are using.

    We will also do some assessments, which may include:
    static posture - posture while you stand;
    dynamic posture - posture while you move;
    muscle strength & flexibility
    joint range of motion;
    injury specific / clinical testing;
    functional movement screening.

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    After the assessments, we will then be able to discuss a treatment plan with you.

    You have the choice to either do the prescribed exercises A on your own, or B under our personal supervision.

  • Follow-Up Appointments

    - Treatment Time -

    A

    If you have chosen to do the exercises on your own, we will give you a time frame in which to master the specific prescribed exercises.
    The exercises on your programme will be demonstrated, and you will also do the exercises under our supervision so that we can correct the techniques and explain what you should and should not feel.

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    - or-

    B

    If your choice was to do your exercises under personal supervision, we will immediately start with your prescribed exercises.

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Your Info

We know that your time is valuable. That is why we offer a simplified office experience with online client info forms that you can complete prior to your appointment.

This info help us better understand your background and enable us to us to provide you with the most effective care possible.

Please download and complete the Info Form.

You can either complete it on your computer/device, or print and fill it in.

Download Our Form, complete, and upload / bring with.

info and consent

Appointments between 06:00 & 13:00

Parking available inside

Appointments between 13:00 & 19:00

Parking available outside Eldo Stars Gymnastics Club

In the event of power outages, load-shedding, or any other problems the practice might be closed. We will advise you in advance when possible.

Still have questions?

FAQs

You do not require a referral or prescription from a doctor to be evaluated and treated by a Biokineticist.

There are many people who can benefit from Biokinetics - physical rehabilitation - or just physical activities in general.

Examples include athletes with overuse or traumatic injuries, individuals with arthritis, joint replacement surgery, and anyone who is limited by chronic musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, or range of motion restrictions. Individuals that are suffering from traumas to the body’s connective tissues, such as torn ligaments or tendinitis can also benefit from Biokinetics.

Did you know that Biokinetics can also benefit individuals with chronic conditions? This includes high blood pressure or diabetes, individuals that had strokes or heart attacks. People suffering from asthma or exercise-induced asthma, and much more. Chronic conditions can be controlled with exercise to prevent further deterioration.

This is as important as acute treatment but unfortunately often overlooked. The aim of a rehabilitation programme is to regain pre-injury levels or control your chronic condition.

Whether you had an operation, sport injury or live with a chronic condition, we will customise a specific treatment programme to target your individual needs and desired outcome.

No. This practice does not claim directly from your medical aid.

This means you will need to settle your account yourself and then claim back from your medical aid.

Depending on the plan that you are on, these services are covered by your medical aid. In most cases Biokinetics is covered from your savings benefit and/or your allied health benefit initially.

We only charge the standardised medical aid rates.

Appointments are generally one hour in duration however, this can be adapted to your needs and availability.

You can pay cash with the appointment, or make an EFT as soon as you receive your invoice.

Invoices does not have ICD10 codes for claiming purposes, they are only generated upon proof of payment. We will then send a receipt so that you can claim back from your medical aid.

The amount of sessions that you will require depends on the nature and severity of the injury/condition and also how disciplined you are with the prescribed exercises.

Your biokineticist will be able to give you an idea on the number of follow-up sessions and a likely time frame after your assessment.

We will discuss this with you after your assessment so you can know what to expect.

In order for us to treat you effectively, we need to assess how you move, which muscles are under active or even over active, and if your joints have the necessary range of motion that is required for pain free movement.

Without all this data, we will not be able to write a treatment programme that is specific to you.

No two people are the same, why should your treatment be?

This depends on who is available at the time you wish to make an appointment.

In most cases the sooner you receive treatment the better regardless of the Biokineticist, as all of us are fully qualified and up to date with the latest rehabilitation techniques.

The Be Activated system is a powerful new understanding of the body. By using the Be Activated techniques you will see the body transform from a defensive, imploded state into one that is powerful and explosive. It is used effectively with a wide scope of clients including children, the elderly, social and elite sports men, business men and office workers.

For more information about how it works, please have a look at the following:

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Be Activated - Douglas Heel

RockTape is the world’s best kinesiology tape. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back pain.

RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, which decompresses the area and promotes blood flow. Stretchier, stickier and stronger than the competition, RockTape is preferred by medical professionals throughout the world.

For more information about how it works, please have a look at the following:

RockTape - How it Works

General Practice Admin During Covid-19

We have strict hygiene routines/protocols that we follow when treating patients.

Prior to your appointment, you will receive a COVID-19 Disclosure & Consent Form via Whatsapp/email. Please complete this and send back / bring with for your appointment.

At the door of the practice, your temperature will be measured and your hands and shoes will be sanitised.

You and the biokineticist should wear a mask.

When leaving the practice, you can sanitise your hands again.

Contact surfaces and equipment will be wiped with an alcohol surface cleaner after each appointment.

Appointments will be booked in such a way to avoid interaction between patients coming in and out.

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If you experience any flu like symptoms you should please refrain from coming into the practice.

Please inform us in advance if you will not be able to come in for your appointment.

Please isolate yourself from other people.

Phone the COVID-19 hotline 080 002 9999.

They will advice you on the nearest testing stations and where to go if you have more severe symptoms.

For more information, visit COVID-19 Corona Virus South African.