As a biokineticist, I enjoy getting people to return to play and the activities of life in general. There should be no reason to fear movement or pain, and miss out on being active, whether it be from a relatively minor setback or after a surgical repair. I view the rehabilitation process as a collaborative effort where we work together to guide you through the steps and processes but making you as self-sufficient as possible. Helping athletes achieve their goals and maximise their strengths is another great aspect.
At the outset, I use a range of tests to assess your condition. I then set up an exercise programme which I walk you through so you understand how each one should feel and how often you need to do them. Follow up sessions are then planned to ensure that the exercises are working and progress is being made. Regular consultation and monitoring help you maintain your positive lifestyle change. In addition to the long-term development programme, we develop structured pre-season, in-season and post-season training programmes to ensure you perform at your best.
I have been a biokineticist in Pietermaritzburg and Hilton since 2009 practicing from Virgin Active Cascades and the Hilton Quarry Gym. I have also worked with the UKZN IMPI rugby team for 8 years as well as at Maritzburg College. I studied at the University of Pretoria qualifying in 2007 and completed my honours in biokinetics at University of Zululand in 2009. I practice as part of Nicola Portela’s practice (Practice Number: 0231797).
I returned to Pietermaritzburg mid-2018 after spending a year in India helping to set up and run a testing and training facility for the Manav Rachna University which is a private institution just south of New Delhi. I enjoyed the opportunity to work with athletes focusing on sports which are less popular in South Africa and to utilise the latest in testing and training equipment.
My personal interests include participating in adventuring and endurance sports as well as playing team sports
Biokinetics primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as modality. Biokinetics is the profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription
A Biokineticist is a clinical exercise specialist who:
- Functions within professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
- Improves a person’s physical wellbeing and quality of life through individualised scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).
- Evaluates & Measures: body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.
- Is a health professional who through health promotion and wellness create a better quality of life for people they work with
From the Biokinetics Association of South Africa
“I have been under Bryce’s care for a number of years and he is amazing! He has improved my overall health as well as rehabilitating a number of my injuries. He is both friendly and professional, his advice is invaluable and I highly recommend both biokinetics and Bryce.”
“I had a frozen shoulder with limited mobility, really don’t know why. I find physio painful and stressful. By contrast I enjoyed working with Bryce. He worked with me, was very patient but firm and the exercises I did with him mean it’s now strong again.”