BIOKINETICS



What is Biokinetics?

  • The rehabilitation begins with an initial assessment of the body’s posture, functional ability, muscle strength, overall flexibility, core stability, fitness ability and injury limitations.
  • Thereafter, the exercise prescription is based on assessment outcomes.
  • The rehabilitation aims to return the individual to pre-injury functional ability and strength.
  • Rehabilitation prevents future injury to joints concerned and decreases pain and discomfort.

Biokinetic Services:

  • Orthopedic Injury:
    1. Injuries to any joints of the body (generally indicated by pain) may be rehabilitated. e.g. back, neck, pelvis, knees, shoulders
    2. Orthopedic rehabilitation includes paraplegic patients.
    3. Rehabilitation is also used for muscle or ligament damage.
    4. Any and all sports injuries may also be assessed and rehabilitated using Biokinetics
    5. Rehabilitation may also be used as an alternative to surgery in most instances.
    6. Rehab lasts approximately 2-6 months depending on injury.

 

  • Chronic Illness Management:
    1. Introducing exercise to manage, lower and control risk factors of a specific illness.
    2. These include Previous Heart attack, Heart Disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, pregnancy, Fibromyalgia, nervous disorders, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia etc.
  • Corporate Health Tests
  • Health risk screening tool used by many South African Companies as part of a wellness package offered to employees
  • Assessment includes cholesterol check, Blood Pressure check, Glucose assessment, Step up test (assess fitness capacity), strength test, flexibility test, BMI (body mass index) and Waist-to-hip ratio.

 

Additional Services at Xtreme Fitness
The Biokineticist is also responsible for conducting a comprehensive health assessment for all new and current Xtreme members. This includes:

  • Cholesterol test
  • Glucose test
  • Detailed weight assessment indicating body water, muscle mass, fat mass, fat percentage, resting metabolic rate and Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Lung function test
  • Detailed circumference measurements of the body are taken as a basis to monitor progress
  • Resting ECG (assesses regularity, rate and rhythm of heart beat)
  • Stress ECG (assesses regularity, rate and rhythm of heart beat while exercising)
  • VO2max (fitness capacity test on the bicycle)

Information about client wellbeing and progress is KEY for trainers at Xtreme fitness. As such, personal trainers regularly schedule the following assessments every 8 weeks during training. Trainers alternate between assessments to provide a professional service.
The full comprehensive assessment is only repeated annually for ALL members of Xtreme Fitness.

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Detailed weight assessment indicating body water, muscle mass, fat mass, fat percentage, resting metabolic rate and Body Mass Index (BMI)

Detailed weight assessment indicating body water, muscle mass, fat mass, fat percentage, resting metabolic rate and Body Mass Index (BMI)

Detailed circumference measurements of the body are taken as a basis to monitor progress

Detailed circumference measurements of the body are taken as a basis to monitor progress

 

(fitness capacity test on the bicycle)


Biokinetic 1


POSTURAL PICTURES:

Anterior View
Biokinetics 2
** Left Shoulder Elevated.



Posterior View
Biokinetics 3
** Left shoulder & Scapula elevated




Side View
Biokinetics 4
** Assesses joint alignment




REHABILITAION PICTURES:


Stretching Continued (hamstring and hip flexor)



Stretching Continued (hamstring and hip flexor)


Biokinetics 7
Orthopedic Wheelchair Rehabilitation





Jay-Leigh Canham - Registered Biokineticist

Qualification
BSc. Undergrad at Rhodes University
BSc. Honours Biokinetics at University of Zululand

Previous Sporting History:
Natal Colours for Gymnastics and Athletics
Provincial Colours for Soccer at University Level

I believe that Biokinetics has an important part to play in the healing cycle of today’s injuries and complications. With a lifestyle that demands high output at the cost of your well being, biokinetics helps you restore that balance. Invest in yourself and you will be surprised at what your body gives back.

Special Interests:
Elderly
Spinal Abnormalities
Chronic Illness (Heart Attack, Diabetes, Osteoporosis)
Sports Specific injuries

Contact:    

(011) 783 5462
071 678 6553
jayleigh_canham@yahoo.com