Movement is a part of everyone’s daily life, no matter what age, gender or level of fitness. However, our ability to move can be affected or lost due to injury, disease or age. As biokineticists, our aim is to prevent, maintain or improve ones physical functionality and health care by prescribing scientifically-based physical activity program prescription.
We use exercise based rehabilitation for people who suffer from chronic disease, orthopaedic injuries (pre and post op) and for people who want to improve their general health and wellness. In order to do this, we evaluate and measure the individuals muscle strength, endurance, power, fitness, flexibility, lung function, blood glucose and blood pressure.
More about Coral Coole
Coral completed her BA undergraduate degree with majors in Human Movement Studies and Sciences in 2008 at the University of the Witwatersrand and furthered her studies by completing her BSc Honours in Biokinetics in 2009 at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her internship at Milpark Hospital during 2010 where she was exposed to both chronic disease and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Coral has represented Southern Gauteng in both swimming and hockey which has led to her passion for orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation. She believes functional movement is key for preventative and rehabilitative treatment as it allows the individual to perform better as an athlete or in their everyday lifestyle. Coral has completed a basic Pilates mat work course which she uses as part of her rehabilitative treatment as well as help people maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with people of all ages and levels of strength as it constantly challenges her as a professional as each person needs individualized rehabilitation and attention. Coral has a love for sports and being outdoors! She still plays hockey at a premier league level and has recently taken up mountain biking where she has participated in a number of events.
More about Wesley Deavall
Wesley’s passion for Biokinetics led to his achievement of both a BA(Hons) (Sports Science) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008 and a BSc (Hons) Biokinetics degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2009. While representing the Blue Bulls at U/18 level at South African games, his interest in sports and high performance training sparked a specific interest in orthopedic conditions related to sport injuries.
Wesley is focused not only on rehabilitation but also on prevention of injuries and appreciates the importance of biokinetics when returning to sport after injury. He achieves his success through an integration of scientific based and individualized programmes.Wesley has always taken great pride in helping others perform at their highest level, this led to Wesley working at and managing the Biokinetic Unit at the University of Johannesburg’s High Performance Centre. In addition he has worked with both Provincial and National Athletes in Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Squash, Athletics and Rowing. During that time, he found a passion for hockey and has been involved with the Southern Gauteng Hockey Association in the Senior, U/21 and U/18 Inter Provincial Tournaments since 2012.Wesley is an advocate of personal health through both whole body and holistic measures.
More about Lance Stevens
Lance is a registered Biokineticist with the Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) as well as a member of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) and the Health Professions Council Southern Africa (HPCSA). Lance aims to help people recover from injuries and return to their daily activities. Lance is currently completing his Masters in Biokinetics at the University of the Free State (UFS) .
Lance’s passion in biokinetics are knee injuries as well as posture correction, back conditions, he also treats chronic conditions and orthopedic injuries.Lance is passionate about sports, he plays golf and is an avid runner. Lance prides himself in being ethical and reliable, and to provide the best clinical treatment as well as educating patients on their condition during the process of the rehabilitation program.
More about Michaela Kapareliotis
Michaela completed her BA Sports Psychology degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2014. She further obtained her a BHSc honours in Biokinetics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2015. Following the completion of her degrees, she worked at the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and gained valuable experience dealing with chronic diseases, orthopaedic conditions, health and wellness, and with using the Biodex. Michaela has been actively involved in swimming since primary school as well as water polo. She has taught swimming to individuals of all ages, including adults. The involvement in this sport has developed her passion for hydrotherapy and aquarobics. Michaela’s love for people has helped pave the way to her career in Biokinetics. Her passion allows her to interact and with many individuals and to assist them with their needs. Michaela believes that Biokinetcs is a vital key in rehabilitation due to the focus on fixing cause of the problem and not only the symptoms.
More about Samantha
Samantha completed her studies at the University of Johannesburg with an undergraduate in BA Sport Psychology and a Honours in Biokinetics. She went on to complete her internship year at Morningside Sports Medicine Centre and worked has 4 years of experience in the field. Samantha has always been passionate about sports and was chosen for South African B swimming team and currently competes in swims and triathlons.
Sam’s love for progress and people has helped pave her career and passion in Biokinetics. She enjoys working with people of all ages and levels, and educates the patient on their condition during their rehabilitation.