​Biokinetics

Biokinetics focuses on rehabilitation through movement which improves a person's physical wellbeing and quality of life. The individualised scientific assessment and prescription of rehabilitative exercise aim to prevent, treat or manage certain ailments and injuries as well as enhance physical performance. 


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Our APB Biokinetic and Aquatic Rehab Centre treats a wide variety of patients including:

  • Orthopaedic (Joint and Muscle) injuries.
  • Neurological disorders (Parkinson's centre).
  • Lower back pain.
  • Impaired physical wellness.
  • Diabetes.
  • Sport injuries.
  • Obesity.
  • Low muscle tone.
  • Health risk factors e.g. Hypertension, Elevated cholesterol and Arthritis.

The centre has state of the art equipment including a Gait re-training treadmill, balance plate, Cybex (isokinetic testing) machine, Moto-Med and also offers aquatic therapy. The Biodex treadmill uses audio cueing and visual biofeedback stimulus in order to improve gait training for improved sensory enrichment thus facilitates patients are getting better, faster. The Biodex Balance System is used to meet the needs of patients looking to improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle. The Cybex testing and rehabilitation machine is useful for dynamic and static neuromuscular loading. Various testing and training programs have been scientifically formulated to load various joints (knee, ankle, hip, shoulder, wrist and elbow), which can be used to assess absolute strength. The Cybex provides immediate biofeedback which can be analysed and shared with physicians. The Moto-Med is an intelligent motor aided therapy device that is able to detect and relieve muscle spasms. This piece of equipment is beneficial for neurological, orthopaedic and wheel-chair bound patients. It has both active and passive functions; facilitates neurological stimulation; relaxation; provides visual biofeedback on symmetry, speed, muscle tone and power output. Our rehabilitation pool offers easy access with graded steps and a sloping floor including two plunge areas measuring at 1,8m and 2m deep for deep water rehabilitation. The pool's temperature is maintained between 32̊-34̊ C with a salt chlorinated filtration system which is gentle on skin.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB)
The clinic is situated on the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus adjacent to the SABC, and can be contacted on the following numbers:
            Tel: 011 559 1298 | Fax: 011 559 1324
             Email: Annelise Esterhuizen
             Monday - Thursday: 07:00 – 18:00
             Friday: 07:00 - 15:00


Doornfontein Campus (DFC)
Synagogue Building, c/o Sherwell Street and Beit Street (between Saratoga and Beit streets) Doornfontein.
Tel: 011 559 6583 | Email: DFC Biokinetics Clinic  
Monday – Thursday: 08:30 – 15:30
Friday 08:30 – 15:00


Fees are charged according to the prescribed medical aid rates and are kept low to ensure availability to all sectors of the community.
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