oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - A profile of biokinetic services in South Africa from 1988 to 1991
|Article Title||A profile of biokinetic services in South Africa from 1988 to 1991|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Human Movement Science, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa|
|Publication Date||Nov 1994|
|Pages||29 - 31|
|Keyword(s)||Bad posture, Cardiac conditions, Coronary artery disease, Final phase rehabilitation, High cholestrol, Hypertension, Hypokinetic conditions, Obesity, Orthopaedic problems, Physical selection, Prevention of ailments and Promoting physical performance|
A survey was undertaken to establish the nature and extent of Biokinetics services in the Republic of South Africa for the years 1988-1991. Questionnaires were sent to all Biokinetic centres and practices. The results show that Biokineticists willing to enter full time practice (as opposed to those working part-time) increased from 45% in 1988 to 73% in 1991. A growing trend in patient numbers was also experienced i.e. from 5 736 (286/centre) in 1988 to 11 241 (750/centre) in 1991. Of the patients seen by Biokineticists, 41% were referred by other medical disciplines.
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