Meet our Team
ANINE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
BSC HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE;
BSC HONOURS IN BIOKINETICS
The practice is privately owned by Anine van der Westhuizen and was established in 2001 in George.She studied BSc Human Movement Science at Stellenbosch, finished BSc Honours in Biokinetics at the University of North West (Potchefstroom) and finished her internship at Sport Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town.Since 2001 she has gained experience in numerous fields of the Biokinetic profession with special interest in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Sport Injuries. She is also an International qualified Pilates instructor, accredited by Renee Watson Pilates Studio in Cape Town.
Pre-graduate Bsc. Human movement science degree;
Honours degree in Biokinetics
Lana Laubscher is one of our qualified Biokineticists who has undergone practical training during her internship year at our practice in George. She completed her pre-graduate Bsc. Human movement science degree at the University of North-West (2013), and finished up with her honours degree in Biokinetics in 2014. During her varsity career she played a big role in the NWU – North West University Tennis team, and as such participated in many hours of coaching Tennis in conjunction with Werner Joubert Tennis academy. During her tennis career she was sponsored by one of the top clothing brands in South Africa.
Lana has a special interest in people that partake in sport and the biomechanical correction thereof, especially cyclists, as she is a very driven cyclist with incredible technical skills. She has a very clear understanding of the body on the bicycle and is excellent in teaching activation techniques which has proven to be of uttermost advantage to various cyclists. She is an opportunist, always seeking for ways to enhance your quality of living through exercise and boost your performance to reach the best of your ability.
BA HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE; CONT.
HONOURS DEGREE IN BSC BIOKINETICS
Lize Coetzee joined our practice this year. She completed her pre-graduate BA. Human movement science degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2017, and continued to do her honours degree in BSc Biokinetics in 2018. She enjoys working with all age groups and have a specific interest in rehabilitation post injury or surgery.
MEGAN VAN HUYSSTEEN
PRE-GRADUATE BA HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE DEGREE;
HONOURS DEGREE BIOKINETICS
She completed her pre-graduate BA. Human movement science degree at the University of North-West (2016), and finished up with her honours degree in Biokinetics in 2017. She then completed her internship at our practice in George. Megan has a special heart for the older (matured) population and has a passion to work with Parkinson’s disease as well as oncology patients. Otherwise she specialises in orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation. She believes one small change for the good can make the world of a difference in a person’s life.
The goal of our Biokinetics practice is:
To offer thorough and current assessments and then rehabilitate appropriately and specifically. Rehabilitation is based on the Kinetic Control system that has been developed by physiotherapists and specialists in the sport field from UK, Australia and Nieu-Zeeland. With this system the Therapist determine the uncontrolled movement (give or restriction) and whether it is a high load or low load stabilization issue. According to the findings an Exercise Prescription (Rehabilitation Program)is given to the patient as a tool to control his/her own uncontrolled movement, which is progressed into functional daily activities or sport specific exercises.