THE BENEFITS OF VISITING A BIOKINETICIST
Biokinetics means life through movement, it is the way of improving an individual’s quality of life through movement and exercise. A biokineticist is a person who prescribes scientifically-based physical activities to promote health, maintain and improve physical abilities and facilitate injury rehabilitation.
Biokineticists are medically trained therapists registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and Biokinetics Association of South Africa.
Biokineticists have a wide scope of practices, but all depend on the reason for consultation. Here are some reasons why you would see a biokineticist:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Weight loss
- Special population (pregnancy, elders, disabled, etc)
- Sports/orthopaedic injury rehabilitation
- Chronic disease management
- High-performance training
- Medical aid assessments
- Muscle imbalance correction
- Postural correction
- Sports specific training
- Corporate wellness
Once the consultation is complete, a biokineticist will prescribe an exercise program tailored to your needs. The aim is to help improve your weaknesses in order for you to achieve those desired goals.
Biokineticists are unique in the sense that they prescribe exercise programs that are individually designed and scientifically based. These programs are regularly updated to ensure safety and continuous improvement.
Here are some benefits of a biokineticist:
- Saves you money
- Improves confidence
- Boosts brain power and memory
- Reduces stress and alleviates anxiety
- Reduces risk/symptoms of chronic conditions
- Improves relationships
Did you know that most of our clubs offer on-site biokineticist? Check out our clubs to see if your nearest Motion Fitness gym facility offers this!