Biokinetics from Jeanne Matthis

By: Jeanne Matthis  01-24-2012
Keywords: Wellness, Exercise, Back Pain

Can Biokinetics Help You?
Yes! Biokineticists are exercise or movement specialists who help reduce pain and injury as well as loss of athletic performance. We do this by helping you correct muscle imbalances and movement patterns. Biokineticists treat the cause of the pain or injury and not simply the symptom. By teaching our bodies to move correctly and restoring muscle balance, Biokinetics provides an effective and conservative long-term solution to pain and injury. Biokinetics is an alternative to surgery and medication. All Biokineticists are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
What will you get from a Biokinetics assessment and treatment?
•Postural Analysis to determine how your posture can affect your body and if there is any link to your pain, for example, rounded shoulders can lead to upper back and neck pain.
•Muscle Testing to determine which muscles are strong/tight and which muscles are weak/long. Imbalances between tight and weak muscles can result in pain, for example, lower back pain.
•Biomechanical Analysis is the analysis of how your body moves and fits together. Both postural analysis and muscle testing will give us clues. For example, someone experiencing hip pain might have flat feet and knock-knees causing excessive rotation in the hip while walking or running.
•Therapeutic Exercise Prescription is the tool that Biokineticists use to correct the underlying reason for your pain. Weak muscles are strengthened, tight muscles are stretched. These are not "gym exercises" but targeted exercises designed for rehabilitation.
•Therapeutic Massage and Taping may be used to assist with rehabilitation in patients that may initially have severe pain which limits their movement. The massage and taping is applied to problem areas and muscles to aid rehabilitation.

Keywords: Back Care, Back Pain, Biokinetics, Exercise, neck pain, Sport Injury, SPORTS MASSAGE, Wellness