BIO + KINETICS = LIFE + MOVEMENT = LIFE THROUGH MOVEMENT
Biokinetics is the Science of Movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment of performance.
Movement is a defining element of quality of life and is an essential part of everyday living.
Movement may be diminished or lost because of heredity, aging, injury or disease. Such loss may occur gradually, over the course of one’s lifetime, or traumatically in an instance. The primary function of Biokinetics is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as modality.
In more detail, Biokinetics is the profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.
A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who:
Functions within professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Improves a person’s physical wellbeing and quality of life through individualised scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).
Evaluates and measures: body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.
Is a health professional who, through health promotion and wellness, creates a better quality of life for the people with whom he/she works.
Medical Aid and cash tariffs:
As a Health Profession’s Service Provider I am networked to various Medical Aid Schemes. One is able to claim back from your own Medical Aid for services rendered. However, not all Medical Schemes and/or Medical Aid Plans pay for Biokinetic services. In most cases we fall under Auxilliary Services where funding is claimed from one’s Medical Savings (if you have one) linked to your Medical Aid Plan. All procedures and sessions are charged according to tariffs set out by each Medical Aid Scheme. I am affiliated to the following Medical Aid Schemes: Discovery, the Metropolitan Health Group and Medscheme.
Procedures and sessions may also be settled with cash directly, in which a pricing structure is not required as for the Medical Aids.
Please follow the link below to see Biokinetics cash rates
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