The Practice

Gretha Garnett Biokineticists

What does a Biokineticist do?

A biokineticist improves a person's physical status and quality of life through individualized assessment and exercise prescription in the dual context of clinical pathology (acute and chronic) and performance enhancement. A biokineticist focuses on each patient individually and treats every problem/injury according to the patient's needs. Biokineticists use the muscular system of the human body to rehabilitate or prevent injuries and for that reason rely on the body's inherent recuperative abilities. A biokineticist also counsels patients about wellness concepts such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and recommend certain lifestyle changes, but a Biokineticist does not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. Like other health practitioners, biokineticists follow a standard routine to secure the information needed for assessment and treatment.  They take the patient's medical history into account, conduct physical, neurological, and orthopaedic examinations, and may request a test or diagnosis from a specialist or general practitioner. X-rays and other diagnostic images are important tools because of the emphasis on the biomechanics of the human body and its proper function.  Biokineticists also employ a postural and spinal analysis common to biokinetic evaluation. Chronic diseases or health problems can affect a persons' life tremendously. Biokineticists investigates how one's ability to exercise is affected by a chronic disease or health problem and how exercise training can be used to treat such disorders. Proficiency as a biokineticist requires a knowledge base that includes the fields on anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, and psychology.
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We offer treatment and rehabilitation for various conditions including: 	Orthopaedic assessment and rehabilitation 	Balance testing and training 	3D Posture analysis and correction 	Pressure distribution analysis 	Gait analysis and correction 	Motion analysis 	Sport specific testing and training 	Isokinetic testing (muscle strength and muscle balance) 	General fitness and Core training 	Weight loss 	Pre and Post natal exercises 	Stress ECG 	Cardiac rehabilitation 	Neurological rehabilitation 	Sports massage 	Group classes