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 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.
More about Brittany
Brittany completed her undergraduate degree in BSport Science at the University of Pretoria in 2016, and her BHSc (Hons) in Biokinetics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. Britt then went on to complete her internship in 2018 with Russel Millen at Medical on Maude in Sandton and worked full-time at this practice until October 2020. She has always been sporty and active, obtaining her Gauteng colours for both rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, and competed in Nationals for both disciplines. Britt also has a strong passion for dancing and obtained her Royal Academy of Dance, Advanced 2 qualification in Ballet. First team participation in hockey and athletics were major achievements during both high school and varsity years.
Britt is a certified BASI Pilates mat instructor and is passionate about Pilates. She considers Pilates a vital foundation when it comes to treating spine and neck injuries and incorporates this training into her rehabilitation treatment. Britt is also a qualified sports massage therapist and is also qualified in hydrotherapy treatment.
Her hobbies include golf, running and generally keeping fit, and she would love to inspire others to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle through her career!
Britt enjoys treating orthopedic and neurological conditions and has always loved helping people overcome various challenges and obstacles. She wants nothing more than to make a difference in peoples’ lives through functional rehabilitation and patient education.