What is Biokinetics ?
Biokinetics is a field of study that focuses on health care, physical well-being and final stage rehabilitation through scientifically based physical movement activity programmes. These programmes are also based on the individual’s specific needs and personal preference .
As Biokineticists we not only treat the physical aspect of health but also the medical.
Through physical movement we can help treat:
- Glucose & Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Para-& Tetraplegics
- Sports specific training
- Sports Injury rehabilitation
- Sports Strapping
- Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases
- Back Pain
- Fat Percentage
From a battery of tests administered in a personal and professional manner, we can assess you and your employees’ state of wellness :
- BMI –Body Mass Index
- Fat percentage
- Posture analysis
- Blood pressure
- Lung capacity
But now the question is . . . how can Biokinetics help to combat the wellness issues that preside within your company or organization?
Through scientifically based physical movement programmes and constant analysis, Biokinetics can help to improve, alleviate and eventually restore one to a better state of health.
As per most common wellness issues that present themselves in the work place, we propose the following wellness goals and specific interventions to combat the issues in question :
1. Bad Posture
1.1 Neck Pain
- Strengthen supporting neck muscles.
- Improve neck vertebral column flexibility.
1.2 Back Pain
- Strengthen intrinsic and larger back muscles.
- Strengthen core stability.
- Strengthen abdominal muscles.
- Through strengthening muscles improve posture.
- Improve vertebral column flexibility.
1.3 Inefficient Breathing
- The opening up of the thoracic cavity by strengthening the intercostal muscles, back muscles and shoulder girdle muscles. This allows for better gaseous exchange to take place within the respiratory system.
- More efficient breathing leads to a decrease in headaches.
2. High Glucose / Sugar
- Possible improvement of blood glucose control.
- Improved insulin sensitivity and/or lower medication requirements.
3. High Cholesterol
- Decrease in blood cholesterol levels.
- Better blood circulation leads to better circulation of HDL’s (good cholesterol).
4. High Blood Pressure
- Reduction in average blood pressure measurements.
- Possible lowering of blood pressure medication requirements.
- Lowering of blood pressure can help prevent serious heart diseases.
5. Low Blood Pressure
Helps improve blood circulation and oxygen carrying capacity therefore better average blood pressure measurements.
- Reduction in body weight.
- Reduction in body fat percentage.
- Increase in lean muscle mass.
- Increase in energy expenditure.
- May influence a decrease in calorie intake.
- Educate on how to lead a balanced life with regard to calorie intake and calorie expenditure. From that, a more positive body image may be perceived.
- Improve blood circulation.
- Improve oxygen carrying capacity.
- Increase muscle endurance and strength.
- Improvement in mental concentration.
- Improved state of mood and wellbeing.
- Weight control.
- Improved metabolic functioning.
8. HIV / AIDS
- May increase the number of CD4 cells.
- Can help protect against upper respiratory tract infection.
- Improve cognitive and physical energy needs for daily living.
- Improve quality of life.