SEMLI Biokinetics

What is Biokinetics?


Biokinetics is the Science of Movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment. The primary function of Biokinetics is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise. Biokinetics is concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, using the prescription of scientifically-based physical activity programmes.

A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who:

  • Facilitates a person’s improvement in physical well-being and quality of life through individualised scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment.  The aim being to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and to enhance performance (sport and work).
  • Evaluates and measures body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.


What can you expect from an appointment with a biokineticist?

The first appointment consists of an evaluation (personal to each individual’s needs), which may involve one or more of the following: Recording a person’s general, medical or condition-specific history to determine any risks of exercise, a physical work capacity test, specific musculoskeletal tests, an electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure, range of motion and muscle strength tests, and the evaluation of body posture and body composition. Thereafter individualised exercise program prescription and guidance is provided, along with one-on-one sessions and follow-up assessments.


SEMLI's Biokineticists:



Senior Biokineticist and Practice Manager 

BA (HONS) Biokinetics, BA (HMS), ISAK Level 1.

 Areas of specialty: Orthopaedics, Special Populations, High Performance




 Senior Biokineticist

 MA (HMS), BA (HONS) Biokinetics, BA (HMS), ISAK Level 1, internationally certified pilates instructor

  Areas of specialty: Cardiac and diabetes, chronic diseases, orthopaedics, special populations




  Senior Biokineticist

  MA (HMS), BA (HONS) Biokinetics, BA (HMS), ISAK Level 1, internationally certified pilates instructor

  Areas of specialty: Cardiac and diabetes, chronic diseases, orthopaedics, special populations



Junior Biokineticist and MSc Fellow

 BSc Sports Science, BSc Hons Sport Sci, BSc Hons Biokinetics

Areas of interest: Return to play protocols with orthopedic injuries in athletes, orthopedic rehabilitation, stroke patient rehabilitation, gait rehabilitation, chronic illness exercise program design, amputee athletes  



To make an appointment to see one of our Biokineticists please contact:

Tel: 012 420 6033

Email: [email protected] 


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