Biokineticists are specialised therapists who are professionally aligned to health and medicine and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). They can help improve your quality of life or your sporting performance by providing you with a customised exercise health plan that addresses your specific needs.  SSISA’s  Biokinetics practice has a special focus in the areas of Orthopaedic & Neurological Rehabilitation.

No matter whether you are suffering from a chronic disease, are overweight, pregnant, injured or are a top professional athlete wanting to perform at your best, a biokineticist might well be able to help you. This is based on the outcome of a thorough individualised assessment.
Biokineticists work in a particular are of speciality and at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa – there are a range of these.

Orthopaedic & Neurological Rehabilitation Unit

The Orthopaedic and Neurological unit of SSISA Biokinetics Services uses physical activity as the main therapeutic modality for final phase rehabilitation of Orthopaedic and Neurological patients. The unit enjoys a close relationship with UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and uses scientifically and evidence-based exercise programmes geared toward the improvement of function, performance and quality of life.

Our clients undergo a comprehensive assessment, which evaluates:

  • Muscle weakness and imbalances
  • Flexibility and instability
  • Neuromuscular co-ordination
  • Proprioception and balance
  • Cardiovascular function

Our close association with UCT provides us with access to the latest exercise science research and the most advanced tools in exercise rehabilitation. Although one-on-one patient to therapist interaction is our central focus, we also offer Healthy Spines group sessions.

Our expertise as a world class biokinetics facility allows us to work with people with a range of different needs:

  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Stroke and cardiac patients
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint replacements
  • Back and knee problems
  • Neural conditions
  • Head and spinal cord injuries
  • Pre-operative and Post-operative strengthening
  • Injury prevention
  • Aquatherapy
  • Posture correction