Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults aged 65 years and over? As Biokineticists, we dedicate ourselves to promoting health and wellbeing for all individuals, especially for those we feel are at increased risk. We strive to ensure a healthy lifestyle is maintained as well as […]
In our previous article we mentioned that prevention is better than the cure BUT what if you are sitting with the problem already? What are the various components of rehabilitation? In general, the ‘process to recovery’ would start with the person seeing their general practitioner (GP), the GP would then refer to a specialist if […]
Neurological conditions occur when there is damage to the neural pathways involved in sensory, cognitive, motor and autonomic control. Depending on where the damage occurs, movement, thought processing, communication and vision can be affected. Damage to these neural pathways can be the result of trauma, infection, degeneration, structural or genetic defects.
We might be a bit biased when it comes to this form of therapy, but Fish and Field Biokineticists are firm believers in the benefits that aqua therapy holds for so many. Whether you are recovering from back surgery, suffer a chronic illness or experience high pain levels, the water is the perfect place to […]
This article looks at methods and benefits of Aquatic Based Therapy vs Land-Based Therapy to discuss which is better at various stages of rehabilitation.
Biokinetics is a medically recognised profession concerned with the promotion of health, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation; by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.
Coronary artery disease Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) continues to be the leading cause of death and a major cause of morbidity and loss of quality of life. It is evident that the growing cause of death and disability in South Africa is CAD – accounting for 10% of total deaths.
Cholesterol and why you should know your levels. Cholesterol is essential for the formation of bile acid, which assists in the digestion of fat. Everybody needs to have some cholesterol to be healthy, however it is when you have too much cholesterol that problems start to occur. This is often termed as hypercholesterolemia. High blood […]
Life Changes You Can Make to Improve Your High Blood Pressure Risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) can be broken down into 2 categories: modifiable and non-modifiable. Your non-modifiable risk factors (risk factors that you cannot change) include your gender, age, family history and race. Your modifiable risk factors include your weight, diet, physical […]
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a symptomless condition which often results in cerebrovascular accidents, heart disease, and renal failure. Hypertension among adults is defined as a blood pressure greater or equal to 140 over 90 mmHg. 1 in 8 people in South Africa have hypertension.