A Biokineticist will perform an in-depth assessment on the individual from there a rehabilitation plan will be drawn up, and focus on correcting deficits and imbalances, releasing tight muscles and structures around the joint, in order to help the individual return to activities of daily living before and improve their quality of life.
Biokinetics is a profession that involves rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries by the prescription of scientifically designed exercise programs. Biokineticists work in a post operaNon setting and also with a number of common orthopaedic injuries involving the major joints of the body.
Biokinetics has specific applications for orthopaedic injuries / degeneration / chronic conditions of the following areas:
Back and neck injuries / operations: Brachial plexus injuries, Scheuerman’s disease, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac joint instability, lumbar fusions, laminectomies, general muscular low back pain.
Shoulder injuries: Shoulder impingement, bursitis, rotator cuff syndrome, dislocations / subluxations, labrum tears, ligament strains and sprains.
Elbow, wrist and hand injuries: Lateral and medial epicondylitis, ligament injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hip: Total hip replacement, Labrum tears, Trochanteric bursitis, dislocations, contusions.
Knee: Total knee replacement, chondromalacia patella, Patellar tendinitis, ITB friction syndrome, Osgood-.‐Schla]er disease, meniscal lesions, ligament injuries.
Lower limb/ankle injuries: ligament sprains, Achilles tendinopathy, medial tibial stress syndrome, compartment syndrome, stress fractures of tibia and fibula.
Foot injuries: stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, morton’s neuroma.