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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does a Bio do? 

A: Biokineticists utilize scientifically-based exercise prescription to either help prevent disease or assist in rehabilitation, following the onset of disease or injury.

Q: What is the difference between a Physio and a Bio?

A: A Physio is a first-line practitioner who deals with the assessment and rehabilitation of disease, deformity, and injury. Treatment may include hands-on manual techniques such as soft tissue release, mobilisation or dry-needling and initial rehab exercises. Many of these exercises begin to overlap with initial phase Biokinetics rehabilitation. 


A Biokineticist uses scientifically-based exercise prescription as a modality for final-phase rehabilitation to prevent the reoccurrence of an injury, and improve overall health and physical performance. For example, a patient who has rolled their ankle and has swelling on the joint will initially see a Physio for assessment, pain relief, and restoration of joint range of motion. The patient will then be referred to a Bio to strengthen the muscles around the ankle joint to prevent the injury from reoccurring. 

Q: How many sessions will I need? 

A: This is all dependent on your injury. The time frame will be determined and discussed at your first assessment.

Q: How long is a session? 

A: Your initial consultation is an hour long. The follow up sessions are from 45 minutes to an hour.

Q: What should I wear? 

A: Please come in activewear -  something comfortable and easy to move in. Your clothing must allow for exposure of the joint we are assessing.

Q: Do you do Vitality testing?

A: Yes - at the Westville Village Market practice.

Q: Can you pay with medical aid?

A: Yes - at the Westville Village Market practice.

Q: Do you have card machines?

A: Yes - all the facilities have Zapper and card machines.

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