Marinda Bruwer Biokineticist

Pr.No. 0477400 & BK 0018546

LIFE THROUGH MOVEMENT

Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment or performance.

 

Meet the Team

Marinda Bruwer

Owner of Marinda Bruwer Biokineticist since 2013

Qualifications

  • BSc Sport Science (2008) (Stellenbosch University)

  • BHons Biokinetics (2009) (Stellenbosch University)

Additional Certifications

  • Sports Massage

  • APPI Pilates Matwork 1

Fields of interest

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Marinda is also a keen mountainbiker. She loves adventure and outdoor activities, and she spends time coaching netball after hours. She is passionate about improving and enhancing peoples' lives with her experience as a Biokineticist.    

Chantelise Watkins

Intern Biokineticist

Qualifications

  • BA Sport Science (2018) (Stellenbosch University)

  • BSc Hons Biokinetics (2019) (Stlelenbosch University)

    Additional Certificationsns

  • Sports Massage

  • Strapping & Taping

  • Coaching: Netball and Athletics 

Fields of interest  

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation 

  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

  • Chronic Condition Rehabilitation

 

Chantelise has always been surrounded by sport and has therefore developed an interest in sport specific rehabilitation and orthopaedic conditions. She also enjoys enhancing the lives of her clients who struggle with chronic conditions, by using exercise as a means of therapy. She has a passion for educating people about how exercise can improve both health and quality of life.

What is Biokinetics?

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.

 

A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who:

 

- Improves a person’s physical wellbeing and quality of life through individualised scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).

 

- Evaluates & Measures: body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.

 

- Assists in treating individuals with orthopaedic conditions and preventing the development of chronic conditions.

 

- Provides exercise testing for athletes and health promotion for general population.

 

Scope of Practice

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Individual exercise prescription for the rehabilitation of muscular and joint injuries and conditions. Treatment is offered from the time of the injury up to and including full participation in sport or other physical activities of life.

Chronic Disease Rehabilitation & Pregnancy

Individual and supervised exercise programmes for the prevention and management of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, arthritis, and osteoporosis, as well as for the management of pregnancy (pre and post natal).

Exercise Testing for Athletes

Sport specific testing and training of an athletes endurance, speed, flexibility, agility, power, strength and reaction times - as well as rehabilitation of sports injuries.

Health Promotion for General Population

Assessment of health risk factors and implementation of intervention strategies to support the individual toward total wellness; Pilates-based group classes; providing programmes for weight loss, general fitness, muscle strengthening / hypertrophy / toning, flexibility and motor coordination.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy rehabilitation for orthopaedic injuries and chronic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

 

Additional Services

Discovery Vitality Fitness Assessment

Momentum Health Multiply Fitness Assessment

Small Group Classes

 

Our current classes run:

 

Mon - 11:15

Wed - 13:00

Mon & Wed - 16:00

Fridays    -    09:00

Functional training for Cyclists & Runners

Wednesdays  18:00 -18:45

Facilities

 

Facilities

 

Contact Information

Opening Hours:

Mon:  07:30 - 18:00

Tue:    07:30 - 18:00

Wed:  07:30 - 18:00

Thu:    07:30 - 18:00

 Fri:     07:30 - 16:00

Address:

22 St James Street
      Audas Estate      

Somerset West

  7130

Phone:

Office (021 851 4664)

 

Marinda Bruwer (0828577047)   

Email:

 

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