WHAT IS A BIOKINETICIST ?
Due to the increasing demand placed upon us in our work and home environments and the impact this has on us physically and psychological, compounded further by the associated lack of physical activity in modern day lifestyle, numerous health risks have emerged.
This inactivity has caused deterioration of the body’s physical function, which has resulted in many more cases of muscle, skeleton, neurological, postural problems and premature death or poor quality of life due to the onset of hypokinetic disease.
As a result of this phenomenon the need for a Biokinetic service arose.
Biokinetics is a medically recognized professional discipline, applying scientifically based physical prehabilitation or rehabilitation, to either help prevent an injury or disease or to do necessary treatment and rehabilitation following the onset of an injury or disease.
A Biokineticist can be thought of as a specialised biomechanical and exercise practitioner that functions in a professional alliance to health and medicine.
The profession is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council.
The word Biokinetics is taken from the Greek word "BIOS" which means "life" and "KINESIS" which means "movement".
In other words, it refers to the maintenance of quality of life through the use of physical activity.