What is Biokinetics?

Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment or performance.

Biokineticists are health professionals who specialise in using scientifically based exercises as a preventative medicine. These exercises are also a treatment modality for orthopaedic injuries (final phase rehabilitation), chronic and neurological conditions.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation

Biokineticists manage orthopaedic injuries by doing several special tests to identify the cause of the injury, whilst taking the symptoms into account.

Through scientifically based exercises, they then address the cause to correct the muscular imbalance as well as correct posture and biomechanics; enhancing the quality of life through movement.

Chronic conditions

Biokineticists can manage a range of chronic conditions by getting patients more physically active. These conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma, just to name a few.

Biokinetics is recognised by and registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions council of South Africa).

Does my Medical Aid cover Biokinetics?

Most Medical Aids cover Biokinetics in full with claims coming out of the Medical Aid Savings (out of hospital funds).

Biokinetics is registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) and uses ICD10 codes and tariffs when treating pathology.

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