Frequently asked questions
What classes do you offer?
We provide unique exercise in the form of Calisthenics / Body Weight training. We may just be the only facility in Centurion to provide focused calisthenics classes. Master the movement of your body through space while getting fit and strong at the same time. Learn more about our calisthenics classes.
We also offer both
private and group based exercise sessions. We provide functional exercise sessions to our clients. Functional training includes exercises that improve your various fitness components so that you can take on the demands of each day or sport that you may take part in. Functional exercises include squats, pull ups, push ups, lunges, deadlift to name a few. These classes also icorporate a variety of equipment such as resistance bands, suspension trainers, ropes and kettlebells. This makes each exercise session interesting and challenging.
What is a Biokineticist?
A Biokineticist is a medical professional that is concerned with improving the physical and health status and quality of life of each individual patient. This is done through patient specific assessment and exercise prescription. Biokineticists use exercise therapy to treat patients with acute orthopedic injuries or chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer) that negatively affect your health. In addition we provide exercise as part of weight management programmes in patients who may be overweight. The profession is also actively involved with health promotion and the prevention of injury and hypokinetic (low physical activity levels) diseases, which encourages a positive shift in wellness behaviours.
As a Biokineticist we want to find the root cause of your complaint so that we can manage it effectively so that you can get back to the things you enjoy whilst reducing your risk of injury or reoccurence.
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What is the Difference between a Biokineticist and Physiotheapist?
In Biokinetics we do not deal with injuries in the beginning stages where a certain degree of pain and swelling is present. If you are experiencing these symptoms then you should see your physiotherapist for your initial treatment before continuing your treatment with us. Give us a call if you would like us to refer you to one of our trusted physiotherapists. Physiotherapists use manual therapy and other techniques to reduce your pain and swelling.
Biokineticists are exercise specialists who are focused with preventative healthcare (injury and disease), maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation. Final phase rehabilitation refers to the period where exercise therapy forms the main component of your treatmnet. In Biokinetics we do not use manual therapies such as massage, dry needling, ultrasound and joint manipulation but rather use exercise therapy as our form of medical treatment.
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Do I need a Doctors referral before I can see a Biokineticist?
No you do not need a doctors referral before you can see a Biokineticist
As a Biokineticist we work in close collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide a holistic approach to your healthcare.
Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can collectively discuss the best course of treatment.
Can children take part in an exercise programme?
Yes children can certainly take part in an exercise porgramme contrary to previous belief. Resistance training does not stunt a childs growth, nor does it damage their growth plates.
Current research indicates that an exercise programme can be safe, effective and have multiple benefits to children and and adolescents. Resistance exercise should be correctly programme, stressing good technique and should be supervised by an exercise professional.
1. Increased strength, power and speed
2. Improved body composition
3. Improved bone density and stronger bones
4. Reduced risk of injury
Does medical aid cover the costs for Biokinetics services?
Yes. Biokinetics services can be claimed through medical aid. Coverage will depend on your medical schemes benefits or savings cover options. Be sure to check with your medical aid to esnure that funds are available and determine your annual maximums.
Gino Alho Biokineticist charges medical aid rates for all Biokinetics services which allows us to claim these costs from any medical aid with no copayment being charged to you. Medical aid will cover the cost in full as long as you have funds available.
If you have no medical aid or if your funds are depleted, services can be paid for with cash/card or via EFT. The advantage of this payment method is that we offer it at a discounted rate.
Do you offer Pilates Classes at your facility?
No we do not offer classes that are strictly pilates based. We do however incorporate Pilates based exercises into each of our
Where are we based?
Our facility is based in Centurion, South Africa.
Do we offer weight management or weight loss programmes?
Yes we certainly do.
All our programmes cater for your own unique health and fitness goals.
So if your goal is to lose a few kilograms, tone up, or reduce body fat, we can definitely help you.
We also offer unique benefits to each exercise package so that we can track your progress as you train with us.
Exercise classes are developed and guided by our in house biokineticist which ensures good value for your money.
Reach your target weight in a progressive and safer manner with us.