BIOKINETICS
"MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE"
Promoting health by maintaining physical abilities with functional movement patterns – “Life through movement”
fully qualified Biokineticist

WHAT IS A BIO?

Biokineticists are human-movement specialists who prescribe exercise and movement patterns either as a preventative health measure or to correct a health problem such as a sports injury, recovery from an operation, disease, or illness. Biokineticists goal is to promote health and quality of life and have an individualised-goal orientated process.

EMMA’s BIOKINETICIST STORY

Emma started her journey with “Movement to heal” after she suffered from a shoulder injury as a competitive swimmer and experience the frustration and “depressed” feelings of not being able to do what you want to do!

That was part of her decision to become a Biokineticist, and to help people that is going through the same frustrations! She finished her studies as a fully qualified Biokineticist at 2018. She enjoyed working with people but realised there was still something missing for her – the mindful deeper connection to make movement effortless. Her search for this lead her to discover Pilates which she initially wanted to use as a tool in her Biokineticist toolbox. She completed her full comprehensive Pilates course in 2019 and really fell in love with Pilates – but actually changing it around that Biokinetics became a tool in her Pilates toolbox as all movement has to start with a mindful deep connection, proper breathing and then effortless movement will follow!

Emma started  working at Anna Swanepoel Physioterapists in 2020 – and immediately there was magic, as they share the same passion for movement! This passion for movement is what drives her to learn more and more about the body every day. Pilates is a way of living for Emma, as Pilates creates so much body awareness, improve your breathing capacity, is all functional movements which has a direct effect on you daily functioning, and as a result on decreased pain.

As a qualified Biokineticist, Emma can claim Rehab sessions (one-on-one sessions) when struggling with specific pains and pathology from your Medical aid (this is dependent from your Medical aids specific plan). She uses all the Pilates equipment and techniques in the rehabilitation process.

Emma is our bubbly Biokineticist who welcomes anybody with excitement to come and experience the magic of movement through Pilates.

Elsabé is an enthusiastic and passionate Biokineticist and Pilates instructor who loves to encourage her clients and patients to become the best version of themselves on both a personal and professional level.

Elsabé’s journey as a Biokineticist started with her passion for exercise and being active since she was a little girl! During her own athletic career, she was the 200m National champiom and realised how important proper rehabilitation is for injuries. This fuelled her interest in the study of movement and biomechanics! And the cherry on the cake is that she could combine it with her life’s purpose… helping people to be the best version of themselves – challenging them on a physical and mental level.

More recently, she embraced the chance to expand her knowledge of mindful movement by starting her Pilates journey with her Biokinetics training as her medical reference. She loves teaching her clients how this deeper and more efficient and effortless way of moving and using your energy can improve the quality of your movements and force generation. As a result of her own athletic background, she is aware of the huge need for proper injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes for all sporting disciplines. Pilates offers the whole spectrum of alignment, strength, flexibility, posture and balance to give you a strong functional body! In view of this, Elsabé felt right at home with Anna and Emma in the passionate Pilates team at Anna Physios, Pilates and Rehab as they all share the same passion for “healing through movement”!

As a Biokineticist, some of the individual one-on-one rehab sessions can be claimed from your medical aid depending on the medical aid and plan. At Anna Physios, Pilates and Rehab, we have access to state-of-the-art Pilates equipment and can therefore take your Rehab and the core of your movement patterns to the next level!

Elsabé's BIOKINETICIST STORY

HOW TO START YOUR BIO-PILATES REHAB JOURNEY

Start by contacting reception to make your booking.

If you have a referral letter please bring along, if not, no problem, ANY ONE is welcome, and we are very excited to welcome you into our studio.

We will start with a thorough assessment of the body, injury and movement patterns.

After assessment we will kick off with your Bio-Pilates rehab journey to meet your desired goals. Depending on each individual case, a few individual sessions might be necessary, but we also recommend the Pilates classes as a maintenance tool for your body to stay as functional as possible, for as long as possible.

CAN I CLAIM BIO-PILATES FROM MEDICAL AID?

Yes, your sessions can be claimed from your medical aid depending on each funds specifics.

WHY PILATES-BIO?

We believe in improving your physical health whatever the injury or diagnosis. Using exercise and movement as a treatment will benefit you in the short and long term. We believe that educating the body is the best medicine for creating awareness to bring those changes into your everyday lifestyle. This is where the magic happens.

Bio-pilates is for EVERYONE!

...we want to help you, to help yourself...To be independent, to manage your own condition!

Self wellness, care and injury prevention is not a luxury but a necessity. Contact us to book a consultation. We are a dynamic team that cares.

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