Biokineticist Services

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We continue learning what is new and happening in our industry, ensuring that we maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills we need to deliver professional services to our clients and the community.

Our Bio4U team have over 20 years of combined experience.

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Services We Offer

Open the TABS to read more about the Biokinetics Services we offer.

Scroll down to have a look at the Conditions Biokineticists Treat.

It does not matter what injury or condition you have or how you got it.

We simply have a 5 STEP approach to get you back on your feet. It has been tried and tested and it is very effective.

We will listen to you. After all, no one knows your symptoms better than you do.

This information is essential to everything else we do.

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We will assess, test, and test some more. We have several specialised tests for every bit of you. This helps us to get to the cause of the problem.

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Testing* may include:

  • Posture Assessment: We analyse the positions of joints relative to each other and your ideal.
  • Range of Motion: We move the joint(s) to assess the quality of movement and if there are any pain or restrictions.
  • Muscle Testing: The strength and the quality of the muscle contractions are assessed, and if there are pain and/or weakness.
  • Special Tests: We do these clinical tests to confirm the injury and/or to rule out the presence of additional problems.
  • Neurological Screening: We assess how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, etc.
  • Functional Movement Assessment: These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic locomotor, manipulative and stabilising movements by placing you in extreme positions (e.g. overhead squat) where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilised.
  • Balance and Proprioception: This assesses your ability to stay safely upright without injury. Testing can be on stable and/or unstable surfaces.
  • Body Composition (Fat% etc.):
  • Basic Vitals & Measurements: - Blood Pressure, Height, Weight
  • Heart Rate & Blood Pressure Response to Exercise:

*All the tests are not included in one consultation. The tests are dependent on your injury/condition/specific request.

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We will explain everything to you in plain English. Because we want you to fully understand what is wrong.

Simply, why you have the problem, why some of your joints and/or muscles are not working quite as they should and what we are going to do about it.

With these results and your input in mind, we will discuss a plan of action.

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We then write your tailor made programme. The aim of your programme is to correct the underlying problems, alleviate your symptoms and enhance your performance. To get you back to the things you love.

Typically, we try to prescribe a rehabilitation programme that you can do on your own at home or in the gym, with follow-ups either weekly, two weekly, or monthly, to determine your improvements and to prescribe new programmes as needed.

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And finally you will start doing your prescribed exercises.

Whether you do your exercises on your own *(A) - at home or gym - or under our supervision *(B), we will of course be with you every step of the way, tweaking your plan, correcting techniques, persuading, prodding and nagging if needed (you know it’s for your own good) to get you better.

* (Have a look at the two ways - TREATMENT OPTION A or B - we can go about your treatment plan).

Every rehabilitation programme is tailored to your individual needs and goals. We ensure that your programmes are progressive, functional, achievable and fun. If you indicate to us that a specific exercise is too easy, we will make it harder, vice versa.

We have 2 TREATMENT OPTIONS that you can explore

to get you fully functional and in optimal health.

  • A

    Home Exercise Programme Prescription

    With the first follow-up session, you will receive your tailor made exercise programme.

    We will teach you the proper techniques and safety for the exercises on your individualised programme.

    When you have done all the exercises on the programme under our supervision, and we are satisfied with the techniques, you will have time to master the programme on your own within a set time-frame.

    Have a look at the possible time-frames for each phase.

    In severe cases such as back fusions, disc replacements, neural issues and ligament reattachment etc. we will initiate more frequent monitored rehabilitation sessions for approximately 6-12 weeks.

    With chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, etc. you may require ongoing monitored biokinetics treatment in order to manage the condition.
    (See Treatment Option 2)

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  • B

    Supervised Exercise Sessions

    With the first follow-up session, we will start with your tailor made exercise programme.

    You will do all your exercises under supervision. We will focus on continuously correcting your posture, the activation of the appropriate muscles, and optimal movement execution.

    The content of your exercises programme will be dependent on the nature and severity of your injury or condition. As well as where you are in your rehabilitation progression phase.

    With chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, etc. you may require ongoing monitored biokinetics treatment in order to manage the condition.

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UP TO 7 500 Vitality Points!

You can earn 2500 Vitality points and up to an additional 5000 Vitality points depending on your fitness level.

Start your exercise plan with knowing how fit, strong and flexible you are. On the other hand, you can use this fitness assessment to evaluate whether your current exercise plan is working for you.

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This assessment is exclusive to Vitality members who are 65 or older!

UP TO 7 500 Vitality Points*!

You can earn 2500 Vitality points and up to an additional 5000 Vitality points depending on your fitness level.

Start your exercise plan with knowing how fit, strong and flexible you are. On the other hand, you can use this fitness assessment to evaluate whether your current exercise plan is working for you.

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* Terms & Conditions Apply
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ROCKTAPE is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. You will easily recognise this tape by its vibrant colours.

First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.

While the use of this colourful tape is often associated with athletes, the reality is that ROCKTAPE is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.

What is ROCKTAPE used for?

  1. Injury Support
    It can be used to treat and support sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, neck and back pain, and so much more. Think about any joint and/or muscle and we will most probably be able to tape it.
  2. Reduce Swelling
    It can be used to reduce swelling. ROCKTAPE strips can be applied to contusions, swelling and other injuries where blood flow and inflammation control are crucial.
  3. Performance.
    ROCKTAPE also can increase endurance by promoting blood flow during sporting events. Different taping techniques can assist with functional joint alignment, improving performance and reducing injury of that specific joint/muscle group.
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RockTape is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex.

How does ROCKTAPE work?

Why choose ROCKTAPE

Be Activated is used globally by elite sports teams, celebrities, the fitness industry and health practitioners alike. As well as treating injuries and enhancing sporting performance, it is a powerful tool for stress management, and can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.

An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain, to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance. When we do the right thing, the body responds immediately. The results are incredible!

However, this does not mean you will suddenly be indestructible and problem free for eternity. Chronic dysfunctional muscle patterns will need reminding.

But the Activation techniques are simple to teach and offer unique, powerful tools for control over your own health.

Learn more about this technique

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An ACTIVATED body can perform at its best!

Are you ready to get better?

Conditions We Treat

Orthopaedic Conditions
(Muscles & Joints)

  • Scoliosis (side-to-side curve)
    Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to the left or right, creating a C- or S-shaped curve. Severe scoliosis can be painful and disabling.
  • Kyphosis (hunchback)
    Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curve of the spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. The condition is sometimes known as hunchback. Some people with kyphosis have back pain and stiffness. Others have no symptoms other than an exaggerated forward rounding of the back. Severe kyphosis can cause pain and be disfiguring.
  • Lordosis (exaggerated lower back curve)
    Lordosis is defined as an excessive inward curve of the lower back, just above the buttocks. The condition may cause lower back pain.
  • Low back pain
    Back pain can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp or shooting pain. It can begin suddenly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time as we age.
  • Sciatica
    This is also called radiculopathy which is caused by something pressing on the sciatic nerve that travels from the lower vertebrae through the buttocks and extends down the back of the leg. People with sciatica may feel shock-like or burning low back pain combined with pain through the buttocks and down one leg.
  • Degenerated Disk Disorders
    This is when normal changes that take place in the disks of your spine cause pain. Spinal disks are like shock absorbers between the vertebrae, or bones, of your spine. They help your back stay flexible, so you can bend and twist. As you get older, they can show signs of wear and tear. They begin to break down and may not work as well. Pain comes and goes. It can be nagging or severe, and can last from a few days to a few months. In some cases, degenerative disks can lead to numbness and tingling legs. It can also cause your leg muscles to become weak. This means the damaged disks may be affecting the nerves near your spine.
  • SIJ (SacroIliac Joint) Dysfunction
    The SI joints are located between the iliac bones and the sacrum, connecting the spine to the hips. The two joints provide support and stability, and play a major role in absorbing impact when walking and lifting. From the back, the SI joints are located below the waist where two dimples are visible. SI pain start in the lower back and buttock, and may radiate to the lower hip, groin or upper thigh. While the pain is usually one sided, it can occur on both sides. Patients may also experience numbness or tingling in the leg or a feeling of weakness in the leg.
  • After surgery / fusions
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  • Whiplash
    Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents. But whiplash can also result from sports accidents, physical abuse and other types of traumas, such as a fall.
  • Neck pain due to tension & muscle spasms
    Neck spasms are involuntary contractions of the muscles in your neck. The muscles get tight, hard, and painful. Neck spasms may happen from an injury, overuse, poor posture, or stress.
  • Degenerated Disk Disorders
    This is when normal changes that take place in the disks of your spine cause pain. Spinal disks are like shock absorbers between the vertebrae, or bones, of your spine. They help your back stay flexible, so you can bend and twist. As you get older, they can show signs of wear and tear. They begin to break down and may not work as well. Pain comes and goes. It can be nagging or severe, and can last from a few days to a few months. In some cases, degenerative disks can lead to numbness and tingling legs. It can also cause your leg muscles to become weak. This means the damaged disks may be affecting the nerves near your spine.
  • After surgery / fusions
    The success of your surgical treatment depends on what you do during your post-op recovery period. Biokineticists are trained to help patients of all ages regain their strength and mobility after an injury or surgery.
  • Impingement syndrome
    Shoulder pain caused by connective tissue (a tendon) rubbing on a shoulder blade. Impingement syndrome is caused by inflammation from repetitive shoulder activities. Injury and ageing are other causes. Pain may be consistent and increase with lifting or reaching movements.
  • Rotator Cuff injuries/problems
    The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body.
  • Instability
    Shoulder instability is a problem that occurs when the structures that surround the shoulder joint do not work to maintain the ball within its socket. If the joint is too loose, it may slide partially out of place, a condition called subluxation (partial dislocation of the shoulder joint). Shoulder instability usually occurs when the lining of the shoulder joint, ligaments or labrum become stretched, torn or detached.
  • Frozen shoulder
    When the tissues in your shoulder joint become thicker and tighter, scar tissue develops over time. As a result, your shoulder joint doesn't have enough space to move properly. This condition is characterised by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.
  • Overuse/strains
  • After surgery
    The success of your surgery depends on what you do during your post-op recovery period. Biokineticists are trained to help patients regain their strength and mobility after an injury or surgery.
  • Tennis /or Golfer's elbow
    This is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
  • Piriformis syndrome
    Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. Symptoms include pain, tingling or numbness in the buttocks and down the leg, which may worsen after sitting for a long time, climbing stairs, walking or running.
  • ITB (IlioTibial Band) syndrome
    Iliotibial band syndrome occurs when the connective tissue (ligament) extending from the pelvic bone to the shinbone becomes so tight that it rubs against the thighbone. Distance runners are especially susceptible to it. The main symptom is pain between the hip and knees that worsens with activity.
  • Bursitis
    Inflammation of the fluid-filled pads (bursae) that act as cushions at the joints. Bursitis occurs most often at joints that perform frequent repetitive motion. Symptoms include pain, swelling and stiffness.
  • Groin strain/sprain<
    A groin strain is an injury or tear to any of the adductor muscles of the thigh. These are the muscles on the inner side of the thigh. Sudden movements usually trigger an acute groin strain, such as kicking, twisting to change direction while running, or jumping. Athletes are most at risk for this injury.
  • After surgery / replacement
    The success of your surgery depends on what you do during your post-op recovery period. Biokineticists are trained to help patients regain their strength and mobility after an injury or surgery.
  • Cruciate / Collateral Ligament Injuries
    These ligaments connect the thighbone to the shinbone. When these ligaments are damaged, your knee may swell, feel unstable and become too painful to bear weight. Ligament damage often happens from a sports injury.
  • Meniscal Injuries
    The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of tough, rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your shinbone and thighbone. It can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on it. A meniscus injury causes pain, swelling and stiffness. You also might feel a block to knee motion and have trouble straightening your knee fully.
  • Patellar Tendonitis (inflammation)
    Tendonitis or inflammation in the knee is known as patellar tendinitis. This is an injury to the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.
  • ITB (IlioTibial Band) Syndrome
    It is caused when the iliotibial band (ITB), which is located on the outside of the thigh & knee, rubs against the outside of the knee joint.
  • Patellar tracking syndrome
    This means that the kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the knee bends or straightens. If you have a patellar tracking problem, you may have pain in the front of the knee, especially when you squat, jump, kneel, or use stairs (most often when going down stairs), and may also experience a feeling of popping, grinding, slipping, or catching in your kneecap when you bend or straighten your knee.
  • Achilles tendinitis
    This is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.
  • Plantar fasciitis
    It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.
  • Sprained ankle
    A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together. Most sprained ankles involve injuries to the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle.
  • Osteoporosis
    Osteoporosis means “porous bone.”It is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.
  • Arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
      It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      This is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.

Chronic Health Conditions


Exercise can help Heart Disease symptoms and stop it from getting worse
Aerobic exercise has been found to promote cognitive recovery in Stroke survivors
Exercise helps reverse Obesity and the ill effects that come with it
Exercise helps people with Diabetes manage blood sugar levels
Exercise helps managing blood pressure in people with High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Exercise helps managing cholesterol levels in people with High Cholesterol
Exercise is crucial for people with Arthritis
Moving helps lessen Fibromyalgia pain and improves function
Findings suggest that exercise training may delay the decline in cognitive function that occurs in individuals who are at risk of or have Alzheimer's Disease
Exercise helps promote Healthy Aging (even if you do not have a chronic disease)

Sports & Recreation
Injuries

  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Athletics
  • Cycling
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Horse Riding