Caylee is a registered Biokineticist and Sport Scientist.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Sport Psychology at the University of Johannesburg in 2007. In 2008 she completed her Honours degrees in both Sport Science, and Biokinetics in 2009.
Caylee developed her skills and experience by working in orthopaedic rehabilitation, chronic disease management and sport-specific rehabilitation. She also spent many years working with surgical teams, providing device specialisation, which only encouraged her knowledge in joint and soft tissue function.
Caylee is passionate about holistic patient treatment and utilises her skills in physical therapy and counselling to achieve outcomes that ensure her patients are happy and healthy.
Caylee practices functional Biokinetics, which means her focus remains on practical, hands-on forms of rehabilitation without the use of large, complicated and often unnecessary equipment. Her main goal is for her patients to walk out of their Biokinetics session stronger, more confident and capable with a decrease in their pain.
In her spare time, Caylee thrives on quality time with her husband and two special dogs.
What does a Biokineticist Do?:
- Functions within professional alliance to health and medicine, and is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
- Assesses, evaluates and monitors body posture, body composition, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.
- Prescribes exercises in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).
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Final Phase Rehabilitation:
After an injury or operation you will have completed first phase rehabilitation (usually with a physiotherapist often while still in hospital). A biokineticist’s job is to complete this rehab process. Once the pain and inflammation from the specific injury are manageable and improving, a bio will then begin the process of getting you back to where you were before your procedure. This is achieved through a combination of specific exercises designed to improve your strength, flexibility, postural awareness, proprioception and all aspects of a healthy functioning body.
Pre and Post surgery
studies and research data strongly suggest that doing ‘prehabilitation’ before you go under the knife for orthopaedic surgery significantly improve the speed of recovery by ensuring that the surgical area remains mobile and its strength returns quickly as healing progresses.
Weight Loss and weight management
This closely monitored exercise regime, where the focus is not only on actual exercise habits, has a holistic approach to encourage a healthy lifestyle change and not just a ‘quick fix’ solution. Diet, water consumption, stress, psychological factors and even previous injuries are all components that must be taken into consideration when planning your weight loss goal.
Back and Joint Pain
The eradication of joint issues is undertaken with a carefully constructed strengthening program to increase joint stability. There is a major focus on core strengthening and the needed flexibility increases for adequate joint mobility.
Simply put, muscle imbalances occur when one muscle is stronger than its opposing muscle. Identifying the cause of a muscle imbalance is only part of the solution. A specific program designed to correct these imbalances is a must, to not only alleviate the immediate pain and discomfort but to also avoid further injury in the future.
Specific exercise can increases a one’s strength and flexibility, give them better body awareness and correct any biomechanical issues.
Pre and post pregnancy
The prescription and monitoring of exercises ensures good physical activity and health throughout the entire pregnancy. Exercise has been shown to fight pregnancy fatigue, improve sleep, aid in the reduction of constipation, reduce back pain and other pregnancy discomforts, as well as improve labour and is highly beneficial in getting back into shape after baby’s arrival.
Chronic Disease Management
Biokineticists are trained to aid in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression.
Sports and Remedial Massage
Sore or tight after a sporting event, or long training hours taking their toll or merely a bit sore or tight after spending all day sitting behind a computer?
The deep pressure applied during sports massage is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. It is aided by Genesen Acutouch Therapy, which is a noninvasive natural acupuncture therapy adding the benefits of Magnetism, Far Infrared Rays and Anions. It is used in the management of pain relief, chronic conditions and spots injuries.
Benefits of massage include the following:
- Reduces neck and shoulder pain
- Reduces back pain
- Can relieve headaches caused by muscles tension
- Lowers Blood Pressure – increases the body’s production of serotonin and dopamine, the ‘feel good’ hormone which promotes happiness and well being, while decreasing cortisol which the body releases when experiencing pain and stress.
- Breaks up scar tissue – improves lymphatic circulation and drainage, increasing flexibility and range of motion while decreasing stiffness and pain
- Used as a stress relief – can improve concentration and energy levels as well as enhance sleep
- Improves recovery and reduces recovery time between training sessions or events/competitions
- Increases joint range of motion and stabilization
An in-depth biomechanical analysis is done using Dartfish Video Software (state of the art biomechanical software) where body movements are evaluated to identify movement patterns and check for likely problems. Videos are taken during walking/running on a treadmill, both barefoot as well as in your current trainers. This is then closely analysed and a comprehensive written report is available, including still photos taken from the video to show the relevant components identified during the investigation. Advice on trainers, running technique and training programs is available. Exercise prescription will also be discussed dependant on the results of the analysis.