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.

Biodynamics Institute | Podiatrist Cape Town

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

The right running shoes can both maximise your performance and potential and minimise the risk of injury. We conduct the following real-time tests in order to assist you with the knowledge to find the running shoe best suited for you:

  • Video gait analysisn
  • 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 Team

Carlo
Longano

Podiatrist Cape Town | Carlo Longano

Podiatrist

After obtaining his qualification in Chiropody in 1982, Carlo Longano started his Podiatric Practice. He is a 5th generation shoe maker, customizing sport shoes for individual function. In the past 10 years he has been focusing on functional assessment in the bio mechanics of the body, with main focus on CP patients, tetraplegic, improvement of functional motions in sport, and general orthopaedic problems in patients with lower back, knee and foot pain.

Vicki Ann
Barr

Biodynamics Institute | Vicki Ann Barr

Practice Manager

Business: I am the practice manager of the Bio-Dynamics Institute, a state-of-the-art podiatric facility specialising in performance enhancement (biomechanics) and rehab for orthopaedic and sports injuries. My team and I deliver a multidirectional global approach for achieving overall wellness for the patient. We believe that by treating the person a whole rather than the symptom, we help the patient achieve his/her maximum performance. We use the latest in technology to help our patients enhance their physical wellbeing.

About Me: I have worked in a healthcare environment for the past 20 years, 15 of those as the Patient Advocate at Yale University Student Health Services. Customer Service is my number one priority.

What drives me: I love challenges and making sure the patients are happy and receive the best care possible.

The quote I live by: It is what it is!

The words that best describe me: energetic, positive, kind and giving. I never give up.

My love list: my partner, Carlo Longano, baking, cooking and spending time at the beach.