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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 program prescription.

What we do!

Our Biokineticists specialise in preventative medicine, physical activity as medicine, total well being, orthopaedics, health management, maintenance and enhancement of physical abilities and performance, and functional movement.

How does Biokinetics differ from physio?

The main difference is that biokinetics is a 2nd phase rehab, while a physio is a phase 1. This means that straight after injury/operation you should first visit the Physio, as they work to decrease the pain and swelling and restore full, pain free range of motion. After you have regained motion, you move on to the 2nd phase rehab with a biokineticist where we help strengthen and stretch the involved muscles before you return to your sport/everyday activities.

When do you need us?

Orthopaedic rehabilitation (back, neck, knee, shoulder, ankle and all other joints injuries).
Cardiac rehabilitation
Lifestyle diseases (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc.)
Weight management
Body shape transformation
Sports performance
Any other human movement goals.

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Our Services

The primary function of Biokinetics is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as modality, but when physical functioning or health care is impaired then it is crucial to undergo a phase of rehabilitation to get a patient back to optimal condition.

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Biokinetic Rehabilitation

Post-operative rehabilitation (knee, elbow, ankle, shoulder, back etc.) 
Chronic back/neck pain 
Postural correction 
Special populations (Multiple sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Cerebral palsy, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Arthritis etc.) 

Healthy Living

Weight loss 
Sport and supportive strapping 
Isokinetic testing 
Exercise programs 

Medical Testing

Discovery Vitality 
Momentum Multiply 
Bestmed Wellness 
Cholesterol and Glucose 

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy 

Our Team

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Jaco von Abo
Biokineticist

“Look after your body when you are young, and your body will look after you when you are old” - Jaco von Abo.
This is a slogan we see in practice everyday. Let us help you go through life without pains and niggles and become a healthier you.

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Francois Marais
Biokineticist

“The journey to health CAN be effective and fun at the same time. It does not have to be one or the other” - Francois Marais.
Here at Jaco von Abo Biokinetics we make sure that all rehab and health programs are personalized and enjoyable for each individual.

Testimonials

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Tobie Hanekom

What has started off as a Health Evaluation for a Vitality Day has become a Lifestyle. I have subscribed to a Gym with ideal intentions on a view occasions in my life in the past, only to bail out in the end.
After discussing my history with Jaco von Abo following a Vitality Evaluation during March 2012, Jaco convinced me to commit to an exercise program again. With an age on the wrong side of fifty and being a workaholic, I realised that I had to get active. Jaco managed my “desire” to experience strain in a Gym excellently. He never over-extended me and slowly but sure grew the intensity and maintained my commitment. It is now September 2018, six years and six months later, and I am still active in a Gym under Jaco’s hands.

Over and above a personalised exercise program, Jaco is a highly skilled biokineticist and clearly an expert in this discipline. The therapy forms part of the exercise program while treating your injuries and problems while your exercise program compliments the therapy. Jaco cares for his patients sincerely and foster long-term relationships.
When starting my therapy and exercise program in 2012, I suffered from chronic back pain following a motor accident. The regular therapy was one of the reasons for being in Jaco’s presence on a regular basis and he started combining the therapy with low intensity exercises in the Gym. There were days when walking was no fun and very painful. Following Jaco’s therapy combined with Gym exercises and suggested lifestyle changes I cannot remember when the last time was when walking went along with pain every step of the way.

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Barbara Theron

Diagnosed with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, I have been a patient of Jaco von Abo for 5 years. During this time Jaco has helped me through 3 joint replacements (knee, hip and shoulder) and a fractured lumbar vertebra.
His skill and biokinetic principles have made a huge difference to my mobility and independence. Jaco has provided me with exercise routines which have enabled me to rebuild muscle strength and reduce the amount of pain from stiff joints. His ability to diagnose problems and treat effectively have significantly improved my quality of life.

Pricing

Private or Medical Aid clients. Jaco Von Abo Biokinetics are accredited with all medical aids and claim directly from the medical aid.

INITIAL CONSULTATION 60 min

R550

  • Assessment of injury history
  • Specific muscle testing
  • Biomechanical assessment of movement
  • Isokinetic evaluation
  • Program Prescription
  • Please Note: Wear comfortable cloths and training shoes if possible

FOLLOW UP SESSION 45 min

R440


Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

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For private clients the first consultation cost is R550 and R440 for follow up sessions. For medical aid clients we charge medical aid rates and claim directly from the medical aid.
We support ALL medical aids.
We do accept cash and card transactions right after your consultation.

Consultation

Biokineticists are first-lined practitioners, and can be consulted without being referred to by a doctor. If you're uncertian whether you should consult a biokineticist Get in Touch and we would advise you to the appropriate field in medicine.
Depending on the appointment:
• First consultation is 60 minutes.
• Follow up session is 45 minutes.
• Discovery Vitality Test is 30 minutes.
• Momentum Multiply Test is 30 minutes.
• Cholesterol and Glucose Testing is 15 min
Monday - Friday 07:00 - 18:00. We're also open on public holidays! For more information go to our Contact Page

Documentation

When you visit us for the first time please ensure to have all the necessary documentation ready:
• ID number of the Main Member and patient
• Medical Aid Card with Medical Aid Plan (e.g Discovery Essential Saver)
Yes, if you have any scans regarding the problem area, please feel free to bring them along.
No documentation needed. Payment can be made after consultation