Hi I'm Sven Kirchner!

I am your BIOKINETICIST
ABOUT ME

 

I help perspective Multiply & Vitality clients obtain their annual fitness and health assessments to receive their rewards.

Momentum Multiply

Earn Up to 100 Points for the health assessment and up to 80 points for the fitness assessment.

 The Multiply Fitness Assessment consists of anthropometric measurements including blood pressure, height, weight & waist circumference. A grip strength and push-up test to evaluate musculoskeletal fitness and an individualized cardiovascular step test.

Health Assessment

Cholesterol 

Glucose 

Waist

Blood Pressure Height & Weight (BMI)

Discovery Vitality

Earn Up To 7 500 Vitality Points 

The Vitality Fitness Assessment consists of anthropometric measurements including blood pressure, height, weight & waist circumference a functional movement component and a cardiovascular assessment.

Health Assessment

Cholesterol – Liphogram

Glucose 

Waist 

Blood Pressure Height & Weight (BMI)  

HIV

Services offered

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Orthopedic diagnosis, management and treatment of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Some common conditions people seek Biokineticists: 

  • Sport Injuries
  • After surgical re-correction
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee and shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Tennis and Golfers Elbow
  • Damaged Ligaments and/or Meniscus

Chronic Disease Management(CDM)

Chronic diseases are a long-term condition that generally gets worse over time. CDM is there to assist individuals with chronic condition. The main goal of the Biokineticist is to provide knowledge and skills  to help manage the condition. Some common conditions people seek Biokineticists:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Mood disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson disease

Weight loss clinic

Our Truwellness weight loss clinic will be focused toward developing healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle. With the combination of the Truwellness Biokineiticist and Dietician. We can provide our clients with a tailored exercise and diet program that suits them best.

Corporates wellness

Truwellness provides numerous wellness services that include;

  • Home visits for Momentum Health and Fitness assessments & Vitality Fitness assessments.
  • Truwellness can host broker days and Wellness days at our facility.
  • Provide both equipment and staff for corporate days.
  • Corporate ergonomics advice.

Pregnancy Exercise programs

Pregnancy places great demands on women’s body. Up to 50% of pregnant women suffer from some sort of orthopedic problem. Some common problems my be lower back pain, hip pain, knee pain, pelvic pain and sacroiliac pain. The aim goal for women suffer from these pains is to stabilize pelvic floor and abdominal muscles and to improve their body mechanics.

High performace

Truwellness can provide a unique high performance training environment. Our team of health professionals, including a Biokineticist, physiotherapist, dietitian and a psychologist  can all work together to improve the athletes performance. Some of our specialties are:

  • Cycling
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf

Online services

Wellness coaching

A wellness coach assess ones physical and emotional state. Wellness coaches help set their client goals for what they want to achieve. We focus on achieving a optimal health to improve ones mental and physical state.

Fitness coaching

Train from your own living room. We provide video conference training sessions. Get hold of us if you would like to train over a online services.

How can a biokineticist help me?

         Biokinetics means life through movement. Therefore, biokineticsist’s primary function is to improve an individuals quality of life through exercise and movement.

 Biokineticists are healthcare professionals who have studied 5 years at a University. As well,  they are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Biokineticists are experts in prescribing scientifically-based exercise programmes. In which these programs are individually tailored to meet your specific needs to assist your injury or condition

Some of the symptoms that can be treated by a biokineticist 

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease. The most common early symptoms is difficulty in remembering recent events, problems with language and disorientation.

Furthermore, some of the most common risk factors include genetics, head injuries, depression and hypertension.

Unfortunately, once Alzheimer’s develops, it’s a long term condition with no cure. However, there are some preventative methods. Which include maintaining a diet low in saturated fats and simple carbohydrates.

Weight loss

In todays fast pace world, it can be difficult to find the time and the energy to keep an eye on your weight. Furthermore, in todays society there is a growing obesity epidemic across all age groups. This obesity epidemic can be linked to two main lifestyle choices; namely, living a sedentary lifestyle and over eating.

This is of grave concern as may of the preventable chronic conditions can arise for these lifestyle choices.

Implementing new lifestyle habits is the most effective way of improving ones lifestyle choices. Furthermore, we have seen a high success rate for weight loss and weight management when one learns new lifestyle habits that works for them. 

 

Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy is also known as tendinitis. Tendinitis is a type of tendon disorder that results in pain, swelling and impaired function. Furthermore, the disorder generally worsens with movement. 

Tendinitis is quite common and generally occurs around the main joint in the body. Some of these include the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. 

In addition, some of the main causes include physical trauma or repetitive movements that can ultimately irritate the tendon.

If you suffer from tendinitis we recommend you see a Biokineticist to assess the issue.

 

Weight loss in children

Overweight and obesity conditions are becoming more prevelent in children in today society. Overweight and obesity issues can be brought on by a range of factors; namely psychological and physical. If these issues persist it often translates into poor lifestyle habits that can stay with the individual for life.

Furthermore, trying to target these issues early on in the child life is the most successful way to prevent unhealthy habits from developing later on in life.

We recommend if you see these issues developing, you should contact a health professional. 

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders which is characterized by a high blood sugar. Whereas, the most common symptoms include increased urination, thirst and hunger. 

Depending on what type of diabetes. Whereas, Type one is generally related to family history and genetics. In contrast, Type two diabetes generally develops due to one’s lifestyle choices.

Treatment can involve medications such as insulin and anti-diabetic medication. However, regular exercise and a well balanced diet can help improve and in some cases reverse Type 2 diabetes.

Sprains

Sprains happen when a ligament is stretched or torn. Thereafter, Symptoms can include pain, swelling, bruising and joint instability.

Sprains are generally diagnosed as either acute or chronic.

Whereas, acute sprains occur when the ankle joint is force beyond it’s rang of motion. This type of sprain is common when someone sustains physical trauma.

On the other hand, chronic sprains are caused by repetitive movements that can lead to overuse.

Early treatment will involve rest, ice, compression and elevation. Thereafter, seek treatment to improve range of motion and strength around the joint.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ALC) injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury is when the ACL is either stretched or torn. Whereas the most common symptoms include pain, popping sounds and knee swelling.

ALC injury can be caused by a rapid change in direction, a sudden stop, landing after a jump or direct contact to the knee. As a result, injuries are more common in athletes that are involved contact sports.

ALC injury can be treated either by Surgical or non-surgical methods.

Depending on the severity of the injury, one can go through the non-surgical rehabilitation process. Which will include seeking treatment from a Biokineticist.

 

Knee Bursitis

The knee bursae are the fluid-filled sacs that surrounds the knee. The bursas function as a cushion between the bones and tendons. When these bursas become infected and inflamed, it is referred to as burstits.

There are several bursas around the knee that can become inflamed for several reasons. The most common cause is repetitive movements and excessive pressure.

As a result, knee burstits can often occur due to contact sports that cause a direct blow to the knee.

Furthermore, exercises that cause repetitive movements around the knee can inflame the bursas.

Free health check

Come get a free health check done by your Biokineticist. This health check will include; blood pressure, height, weight, waist and hip circumference. 

Discounted rate

Book 10 session and receive 10% discount on all sport injury sessions 

90 Day weight loss package

Book your 90 day weight loss package today! This package includes one-on-one sessions with both the Biokineticist and dietician.

Special Interests

Sven’s special interests lie with sport injury rehabilitation, chronic disease management and high-performance training.

 

Success Rate

  • Sprains 80% 80%
  • Dislocations 72% 72%
  • Obesity 77% 77%
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament rehabilitation 70% 70%
  • Knee pain rehabilitation 75% 75%
  • Iliotibial band Syndrome 80% 80%

What is  Biokineticists?

Biokineticists are medically recognized professionals, concerned with the promotion of health, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation. They are experts in prescribing scientifically-based exercise programs, tailored to meet individual needs and assist with conditioning. Biokinetics can also help with a variety of chronic, orthopedic and neurological condition as well as in pain management and reoccurring sport injuries.

 Biokinetics  vs Physiotherapy 

 A Biokineticist’s main function is to improves one’s all round physical ability.

Biokineticists tend to try treat the whole body and not just the injury.

Biokineticist treats people with a variety of sport injuries, chronic disease and diseases of lifestyle.

Furthermore, Biokineticists focus on final phase rehabilitation.

 

 Physiotherapists generally try treat the injury first. By means of assessing and using hands-on manual techniques.

Furthermore, these techniques include soft tissue release, mobilization and manipulation to treat the injury.

About Me

Sven studied at University of the Western Cape. He first studied BSc Sport Science from 2013 to 2016 then the following year he studied an Honours degree in BSc Biokinetics. His thesis focused on investigating the effect of obesity on quadriceps and hamstring muscle isokinetic strength among university students. It was presented at the third International Conference on Physical Activity, Sport and Health for Development in Africa (PASHDA) in Ghana. 

Thereafter, he spent 3 months in training at the Western Province Rugby academy in preparation to collaborate with their high-performance team in Dubai “Global Sports Management and Events Group.” During his stay in Dubai he trained with several high-performance athletes in a variety of sports. 

Furthermore, Sven comes from an orthopedic and high-performance background. He has both local and international experience in sport injury rehabilitation and high-performance training in rugby, hockey, soccer and golf. Whilst training with the specialized movement team at the Western Province Rugby Academy, he obtained ADC movement specialist training.

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