The Profession of Biokinetics

What is Biokinetics?


The Science of Movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment and performance.


Biokinetics primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as a modality.


Biokinetics is the profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.


Please visit: www.biokineticssa.org.za


What is a Biokineticist?


A specialized exercise therapist that functions in professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognized by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Maskell Biokineticists

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Maskell Biokineticists

Maskell Biokineticists is concerned with preventative health care, optimization of physical performance and exercise rehabilitation. 


Our biokinetics practice intends to improve physical well-being and quality of life through individualized assessment and exercise prescription in the dual context of clinical pathology (acute and chronic) and performance enhancement.  

Latest Research

The latest research in orthopaedic, cardiac and chronic disease rehabilitation is incorporated into these exercise programmes, which are designed to improve an individual’s overall wellness, quality of life and optimise their physical performance.

A Multi-Disciplinary Medical Approach

We pride ourselves in delivering a multi-disciplinary medical approach to our patients. We have developed secure working relationships and channels of referral with many medical professionals (Specialist Doctors, Cardiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Physicians, General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Chiropractors, Orthotists and Prosthetists, Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists,  Osteopaths, Sports Massage Therapists).

Our Aim

Our aim is to deliver the highest quality service in the fields of health promotion, injury/disease screening and prevention and exercise rehabilitation.

Services We Offer

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

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• Acute Injury Rehabilitation

• Chronic / Overuse Injury Rehabilitation

• Lower limb Biomechanical Assessment

• Sports Injury Rehabilitation

• Post-operative Rehabilitation

• Pre-operative treatment


Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

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• Cardiac Rehabilitation


• Vascular Rehabilitation

- Cerebral

- Peripheral


Disease Management

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• Chronic Disease Rehabilitation

• Neurological Rehabilitation

• Respiratory Rehabilitation



Wellness Management

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• Injury Prevention

• Risk Factor Screening Assessments

• Cardiovascular Reconditioning

• Postural Retraining

• Corporate Wellness Days and Workshops


• Fitness Assessments

- Discovery Vitality

- Momentum Multiply

- Medscheme


Performance Enhancement

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• Sports Injury Rehabilitation

• Assessment and Performance Testing

• Strength and Conditioning

• Sport/Activity Specific Training




Special Populations

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• Children Specific Training

• Pregnancy; Pre and Post Natal

• Exercise for the Elderly


Conditions We Treat

Musculoskeletal Conditions

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• Spine

• Shoulder

• Hip and pelvis

• Knee

• Foot and Ankle

• Children specific


Cardiac & Vascular Conditions

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• Coronary Artery Disease

• Arrhythmias

• Cardiac Valve conditions

• Cardiac Failure

• Stroke

• Peripheral Vascular Disease


Other Conditions

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• Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle

• Neurological conditions

• Respiratory conditions

• Genetic disorders


* Please see Conditions We Treat Link


You, the Patient

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What can you expect?

Initial Assessment

- Medical history 

- Injury history 

- Postural analysis

- Muscle strength and flexibility assessment

- Injury evaluation – special tests

- Functional movement screening

- Wellness screening 


Exercise Rehabilitation Sessions

- Individually designed exercise programme to treat your specific injury rehabilitation requirements

- Exercises with the use of equipment and body weight exercises will be administered (gym and/or home-based)

- Exercise programme will be printed and/or emailed to you for your perusal 

- Exercise programme management and progression will be administered as and when required

- The duration of rehabilitation is case dependant

- Hydrotherapy (exercise in water) is used and encouraged when necessary


Reassessment

- Performed to measure improvements

Outcome Measures and Goals of Treatment

- Reduction in pain and symptoms

- Improvement to joint range of movement and function 

- Return to activities of daily living

- Return to normal exercise activity 

- Return to the sports field 

- Improved sporting performance (strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility)

- Prevention of injury reocurrence

- Improvement in lifestyle

- Weight management 


Meet the Team

Simon Maskell

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Owner & Senior Biokineticist – UK

Partner & Consultant Biokineticist – SA


Lorando “Lenn” Ressou

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Partner & Senior Biokineticist – SA

Anderson Philander

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Biokineticist – SA

Sam Snow

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Biokineticist - UK

Our Location

Where can you find us?

Cape Town, South Africa

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Zone Fitness Willowbridge, 

LG 01 Willowbridge Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley

London, United Kingdom

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The Fort Gym, The Piper Building, Peterborough Road, SW6 3EF 


Clapham Common Southside, Clapham, London, SW4 9ED

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

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Maskell Biokineticists

South Africa


Tel: +27 (0)61 452 7812

Email: info@maskellbio.com


Address: 


Zone Fitness Willowbridge, LG 01 Willowbridge Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley, Cape Town


United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0)73 802 85551

Email: simon@maskellbio.co.uk

maskell.biokineticist@gmail.com


Addresses: 


The Fort Gym, The Piper Building, Peterborough Road, SW6 3EF 

Website: thefortgym.co.uk


Clapham Common Southside, Clapham, London, SW4 9ED





Registered Biokineticists

Hours

By Appointment

Monday to Friday: 6am – 8pm

Saturday: 7am – 3pm

Sunday: Closed