What is Biokinetics?

Bio = Life

Kinetics = Movement

 

Movement is a part of everyone’s daily life, no matter what age, gender or level of fitness. However, our ability to move can be affected or lost due to injury, disease or age. As biokineticists, our aim is to prevent, maintain or improve ones physical functionality and health care by prescribing scientifically-based physical activity program prescription.

We use exercise based rehabilitation for people who suffer from chronic disease, orthopaedic injuries (pre and post op) and for people who want to improve their general health and wellness. In order to do this, we evaluate and measure the individuals muscle strength, endurance, power, fitness, flexibility, lung function, blood glucose and blood pressure.

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More about Coral Coole

Coral completed her BA undergraduate degree with majors in Human Movement Studies and Sciences in 2008 at the University of the Witwatersrand and furthered her studies by completing her BSc Honours in Biokinetics in 2009 at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her internship at Milpark Hospital during 2010 where she was exposed to both chronic disease and orthopaedic rehabilitation.  Coral has represented Southern Gauteng in both swimming and hockey which has led to her passion for orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation. She believes functional movement is key for preventative and rehabilitative treatment as it allows the individual to perform better as an athlete or in their everyday lifestyle. Coral has completed a basic Pilates mat work course which she uses as part of her rehabilitative treatment as well as help people maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with people of all ages and levels of strength as it constantly challenges her as a professional as each person needs individualized rehabilitation and attention. Coral has a love for sports and being outdoors! She still plays hockey at a premier league level and has recently taken up mountain biking where she has participated in a number of events.

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More about Wesley Deavall

Wesley’s passion for Biokinetics led to his achievement of both a BA(Hons) (Sports Science) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008 and a BSc (Hons) Biokinetics degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2009. While representing the Blue Bulls at U/18 level at South African games, his interest in sports and high performance training sparked a specific interest in orthopedic conditions related to sport injuries.
Wesley is focused not only on rehabilitation but also on prevention of injuries and appreciates the importance of biokinetics when returning to sport after injury. He achieves his success through an integration of scientific based and individualized programmes.Wesley has always taken great pride in helping others perform at their highest level, this led to Wesley working at and managing the Biokinetic Unit at the University of Johannesburg’s High Performance Centre. In addition he has worked with both Provincial and National Athletes in Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Squash, Athletics and Rowing. During that time, he found a passion for hockey and has been involved with the Southern Gauteng Hockey Association in the Senior, U/21 and U/18 Inter Provincial Tournaments since 2012.Wesley is an advocate of personal health through both whole body and holistic measures.

Brittany

More about Brittany

Brittany completed her undergraduate degree in BSport Science at the University of Pretoria in 2016, and her BHSc (Hons) in Biokinetics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. Britt then went on to complete her internship in 2018 with Russel Millen at Medical on Maude in Sandton and worked full-time at this practice until October 2020. She has always been sporty and active, obtaining her Gauteng colours for both rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, and competed in Nationals for both disciplines. Britt also has a strong passion for dancing and obtained her Royal Academy of Dance, Advanced 2 qualification in Ballet. First team participation in hockey and athletics were major achievements during both high school and varsity years.

Britt is a certified BASI Pilates mat instructor and is passionate about Pilates. She considers Pilates a vital foundation when it comes to treating spine and neck injuries and incorporates this training into her rehabilitation treatment. Britt is also a qualified sports massage therapist and is also qualified in hydrotherapy treatment.

Her hobbies include golf, running and generally keeping fit, and she would love to inspire others to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle through her career!

Britt enjoys treating orthopedic and neurological conditions and has always loved helping people overcome various challenges and obstacles. She wants nothing more than to make a difference in peoples’ lives through functional rehabilitation and patient education.

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More about Keegan Willemse

Keegan completed his BHSc Exercise Science undergraduate degree in 2016 at the University of the Witwatersrand and advanced his studies by completing his BHSc Honours in Biokinetics (with distinction) in 2017 at the University of the Witwatersrand. He completed his internship at the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in Parktown in 2018 where he was exposed to orthopaedic rehabilitation as well as neurological disorder and chronic disease management. Keegan then went on to work full-time at a gym-based practice in Rosebank until October 2021. Here he honed his skills in orthopaedic rehabilitation, corporate health and wellness, and injury prevention through health promotion.

He believes that movement is a fundamental pillar to longevity and by using functional and mobility training techniques, among other principles, that various injuries and conditions can be effectively managed. He enjoys working with a variety of people and conditions as he believes in bettering his professional ability through challenging himself and using current evidence-based practice.

He enjoys running, tennis, and touch rugby and is always looking to learn new skills to better understand and assist his patients. Keegan strives to better the lives of his patients through individualised exercise prescriptions and patient education.

shannon king

More about Shannon

Shannon completed her undergraduate degree in Sport Science and received her Honours in Biokinetics from the University of Pretoria in 2019.

She is passionate about biokinetics because she feels that she can make a substantial difference in peoples lives by reducing their pain and returning their functionality. She values the challenges that comes with assisting patients, as no two people are the same, and what agrees for one might not be beneficial for all. Shannon’s ultimate objective is to make a difference in the world while doing something she loves.

 

Biokinetic Assessment

R855

Biokinetic Reassessment

R785

Biokinetics Session

R725

Discovery Vitality Assessment

R479.40

Momentum Fitness Assessment

RTBA

Momentum Health Check

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