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.
BA HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE; CONT.
HONOURS DEGREE IN BSC BIOKINETICS
Lize Coetzee is one of our qualified Biokineticists. She completed her pre-graduate Human Movement Science degree at the Stellenbosch University in 2017 and continued to do her honors degree in BSC Biokinetics in 2018. She underwent practical training during her internship year at our practice in George in 2019. In 2020 she worked at a Biokineticist practice in Paarl where they specialized in running and golf. Her passion is orthopaedic rehabilitation as well as injury management, especially for runners. Her goal is to enable you to be as functional and independent as possible through using conditioning and rehabilitation.
MEGAN VAN HUYSSTEEN
PRE-GRADUATE BA HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE DEGREE;
HONOURS DEGREE BIOKINETICS
Megan 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. At varsity her sport was mainly running and playing ringball (korfball). She completed her internship at the practice and stayed on as one of our senior biokineticists. She has a passion for neurological cases including Parkinson’s, stroke and spinal cord injuries. She has a soft heart for the older population and loves seeing them up and moving. She is also involved with a rugby club in George with injury prevention.
Her love for biokinetics comes from her own experiences with injuries and sport. The most rewarding part of our profession is seeing how one can change a person’s life through movement, how a strong body can change and improve a person’s life and well-being.
Active Hobbies are attending kickboxing, jiu jitsu classes (BJJ) and hiking
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.