Our Services

Please see our available services below and feel free to book a session or contact us for more information.

Our Specialties

We can assist you with Aquatic-Therapy & Rehabilitation, Biokinetics and Fitness Assessment therapy and training.

Aquatic-Therapy & Rehabilitation

Aquatic therapy refers to the exercises/movements done in water for relaxation, physical rehabilitation and fitness purposes. It is beneficial for a variety of medical conditions.

Biokinetics

Biokinetic programs are performed by means of the correct manner in which to carry out exercises, the use of equipment and aquatic therapy.

Fitness Assessment

We are registered on the Vitality wellness network and can perform Vitality fitness assessments.

Aquatic therapy & rehabilitation

What is Aqua Aerobics?

Aqua aerobics emphasizes on increasing strength and cardiovascular levels by means of water resistance.

 

Why Aquatic Therapy?

  • The heat of the water can help to decrease spasticity and pain;
  • The heat of the water helps with the relaxation of connective tissue leading to the stretching of the muscles to increase mobility;
  • The decrease in swelling can be achieved through the buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure of the water;
  • The buoyancy of the water also helps to decrease compression forces in joints to relieve the pain;
  • Functional skills could be safely practiced in and out of the water (however in water it is more advantageous due to the buoyancy), and
  • It helps for stress reduction and is beneficial for relaxation especially for pregnant women.

Aquatic therapy can be performed individually or in group sessions whereas aqua aerobics will only be presented in group sessions.

The Biokineticist will be present in the water to physically demonstrate and assist with the execution of the exercises.

Fitness Assessment

We are registered on the Vitality wellness network and can perform Vitality fitness assessments.

These tests will provide you with an understanding of your current cardiovascular fitness levels as well as your strength and flexibility. It will also provide feedback regarding the areas which could be improved upon in order to achieve optimum wellness.

7500 Vitality Points could be earned on completion of the fitness assessment.

We are also hosting Wellness days throughout the year. If you are registered on our system you will receive a reminder by email informing you in advance of the next Wellness day at our Carien Smith Biokineticist. During the wellness day, you could virtually complete the full spectrum of “Vitality assessments” under one roof.

Vitality “Wellness Days” provide a convenient experience by allowing members to make all bookings via one call centre and to be able to complete all three assessments during a single visit.

Biokinetics

“A Biokineticist’s primary function is to improve quality of life through exercise and movement”

How will a Biokineticist add value to your daily functionality?

A Biokineticist prescribes scientifically-based exercise programmes, monitors these consistently and also provides assistance with certain physical/medical conditions.

We focus on preventive healthcare, maintaining a physical/functional way of life and assisting with final phase rehabilitation.

The above-mentioned would include:

  • Improving quality of life and physical wellbeing;
  • Lowering the risk of being diagnosed with a chronic disease, and
  • Assisting with the recovery process after an illness, surgery or an injury.

Biokineticists are health care professionals registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). They form an integral part of the modern multidisciplinary medical team. A Biokineticist’s qualification consists of a five year degree at a university which includes an internship year.

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Any form of orthopaedic rehabilitation or injury

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Spinal rehabilitation

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Posture analysis and body composition

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Rehabilitation of sport injuries

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Improvement in conditions such as:  Arthritis, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Cancer and Strokes

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Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation

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General wellness and weight loss management (for sustaining a healthy lifestyle in co-operation with a dietitian)

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Increase in physical fitness levels

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Improvement in conditions such as:  Arthritis, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Cancer and Strokes

Our Testimonies

  • Almarie
    Ek oefen nou al drie maande by Carien en ek kan met vrymoedigheid haar aanbeveel aan enige persoon wat vir algemene oefening of rehabilitasie 'n biokinetikus soek. Altyd professioneel en met die nuutste oefen metodes maak sy my lewe vir my vir spierpyn-vry en gesond!!! 🙂
    Almarie
  • Coert
    Thank you Carien, I will always appreciate your kindness, assistance and support, Coert
    Coert
  • Annes
    I did my Discovery Vitality Fitness assessment at Carien Smith Biokineticist. She was very professional and qualified to do this assessment. I almost immediately received my vitality points and are very satisfied with the outcome of this test. Thank you Carien
    Annes
  • Renet
    Excellent professional services at this practice that we can recommend to all. Thank you Carien
    Renet
  • Gerda
    Carien has been my biokineticist for over a year. She took care of my rehabilitation after a serious ankle fracture. Carien is very professional and committed.
    Gerda

    Carien has been my biokineticist for over a year. She took care of my rehabilitation after a serious ankle fracture. Carien is very professional and committed. We are a group of ladies doing water aerobics with her, and the hour in the pool working out is the best therapy after a stressful day. Carien gives her full attention to you (even in a group) and makes sure that you do the movements correctly. Her caring attitude shows that every person is important to her. I will recommend her biokinetic services for anyone who seeks professional and quality care, whether it is for rehabilitation or general fitness and wellbeing.

  • Marita
    Een woord "Vyfster" Carien se kundigheid, persoonlike aandag, ondersteuning en motivering met elke oefensessie vir my uitstaande. Veral die swembad oefenprogram baie geniet.
    Marita
  • Wian
    Uitstekende diens baie vriendelik en professioneel.Sal verseker aanbeveel vir enige iemand.
    Wian
  • Elmarie
    Excellent professional services
    Elmarie
  • Annarien
    Ek kan Carien met die grootste vreugde aan beveel. Keurige oefening en ook lekker uitdagend. Dankie Carien ons doen so voort.
    Annarien
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