At biodynamics we are a team of practitioners dedicated to performance enhancement. Our motto is better stronger faster and therefore our goal is to analyze, measure,  monitor and improve your performance.

-- Carlo Longano: Director --

Podiatry with a difference!

OUR APPROACH

The Biodynamics Team delivers a multi-directional global approach for achieving maximum overall wellness. We treat you as a whole rather than a symptom.

The Biodynamics Therapy Program revolves around helping patients regain physical mobility, strength, balance and endurance.

Because no two feet are alike, and the left side of the body is often different in size, sometimes shape, and function to the right side, it is logical that you will, at some point in your life, experience aches and pains in your body due to different activities.

Therefore, at Biodynamics we strive to ensure that your body works symmetrically left to right and that you are able to use your body as efficiently as possible to minimize your injuries and keep you in a biomechanically sound condition.

OUR SPECIALITIES

Are you an amateur or professional sportsman suffering from one or more of the following conditions that impedes your activities?

Hip, Neck and Lower Back Pain

Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Ankle and Other Orthopaedic Injuries

Acute/Overuse Injuries in Sport

Pre- and Post-Operative Strengthening

Postural Conditions (Kyphosis, Scoliosis, etc.)

Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension

Fibromyalgia

Osteo- and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neurological Conditions (Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, MS, Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, etc.)

General Fitness and Toning

Improve Sport Performance

General Podiatry

Custom-made Orthotics

STRONGER, FASTER

The right running shoes can both maximise your performance and potential and minimise the risk of injury.

We conduct various real-time tests in order to assist you with the knowledge to find the running shoe best suited for you.

Video gait analysis

Electromyography of muscle

Logging of strides per minute

Stride amplitude and stride distance

Leg thrust-off angle

Weight/force absorption/distribution

Basic VO2 max

Heart rate/breathing rate/work rate

Our goal is to minimise running-related injuries to that you can achieve your highest performance level. A number of different shoe brands are also available for your convenience.

Running Lab

What to expect

When you arrive for the running lab, be prepared to sweat! You won’t just be walking up and down in a few pairs of shoes. In order to see which shoe suits you best, we’ll need to test you thoroughly in each one.

We work with four fantastic brands that produce phenomenal results week in and week out. These are Brooks, Puma, Mizuno and New Balance.

What you’ll need:

  • Current Running Shoes
  • Running Attire
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel (Showers Available)

We'll first place a sophisticated heart rate monitor on you and take down some basic information such as your height, weight, resting heart rate and current activity level before we give you the opportunity to warm up. This will be done inside on the treadmill and outside on our beautiful running track overlooking the Atlantic Ocean so you get familiar with the testing environments.

Once you have reached a satisfactory level of fatigue, we will identify the heart rate, breathing rate and stress level so that we can test you at a consistently equal state in all of the shoes for the most accurate comparison possible. A second piece of equipment will then be fitted which will monitor your biomechanical factors.

We will then test you in each pair of shoes inside on the treadmill and outside on the track until we have collected all of the data necessary which will be via video capture, biomechanical measuring and physiological monitoring.

While you shower and change (or recover) we will organise and print the results for you. When you are ready we will go through the data and explain the results to you. Video analysis will be viewed to illustrate the different effects the shoes have on your running style.

The shoes will be available for purchase straight away and you could be walking away with the key to a personal best an hour after you walked in the door.

Gait Analysis

What to expect

Upon arriving at the Bio-Dynamics Institute, you will have a quick discussion with Carlo about the nature and extent of your problem/issue. He will ask you a number of questions about your lifestyle and activity levels in order to get a clear understanding and background.

After that, our sport scientist will perform a full body alignment and gait check. This will involve having markers placed on your shoulders, spine, hips and legs. You will be barefoot for the assessment in order to get an accurate account of your current condition. Some photos and videos will be taken of you standing still and walking on a treadmill which takes approximately 15 minutes. The treadmill operates at a very slow speed so you will not break a sweat.

You will then return to Carlo who will go through the videos and photographs with you, carefully explaining and analysing everything so you clearly understand the identified problems. At this stage you may be referred for muscular function testing or x-rays to determine the extent of the problems. It is vital we get as much information as possible before progressing with treatment.

OUR PARTNERS

             

 

Win a pair of running shoes!

SCARY FACT: 50% of runners get injured in some way by wearing the wrong shoes!

We conduct various real-time tests in order to assist you with the knowledge to find the running shoe best suited for you. Our goal is to minimise running-related injuries to that you can achieve your highest performance level.

These tests include the following:

  • Video gait analysis
  • Comparing various running shoes by using video analysis
  • Electromyography of muscle
  • Logging of strides per minute
  • Stride amplitude and stride distance
  • Leg thrust-off angle
  • Weight/force absorption/distribution

We also stock and can test you on several shoe brands.

Contact Us

We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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info@biodynamicsinstitute.co.za

(021) 434-0126

The Point, Regent Rd, Seapoint, Cape Town

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