• Welcome to Velocity Sports Lab

Bio

Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement through the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment. Biokineticists are concerned with promoting health, maintaining physical abilities, and final phase rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries and chronic conditions. They achieve results by using scientifically based physical activity programme prescription, specific to an individual’s needs and goals.

Both Tara Van Alphen and Cathryn Masterson are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. They are both exercise specialists who are driven to improve a person’s physical well-being and quality of life.

Their Services Include:
- Individual scientific assessment
- Evaluation of body posture, body composition, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
- Evaluation of Fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and other health screenings.
- Discovery Vitality Fitness assessments

For more information please contact Cathryn on 0825569983, Tara on 0714821625 or our landline on 0217917608.

Massage

At Velocity we offer some of the best sports and remedial massage around. Willie Louw, is a fully qualified sports scientist, Lynotherapist and massage therapist. He has worked with some top rugby teams and cycling teams and every year works at the Cape Epic. For more information please contact Shana at Velocity on 021 7917608 or Willie directly on 0712959968 or louw.willie@gmail.com.

Physio

Chris Allan is a registered Physio who operates from Velocity Sports Lab. He qualified in 1996 from Wits University and has worked at The Centre for Sports Medicine in Rosebank and at The Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. He has assisted on numerous provincial and national level sports teams.

He currently runs his own sports physiotherapy practice at Velocity Sports Lab, ably assisted by physio Kelly McKenzie. His practice offers pre- and post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, injury prevention management and return to sport.

Chris Allan has always upheld the highest standards in service delivery and is committed to efficacy and an evidence based, innovative approach to rehabilitation and manual therapy. Chris obtained a MPhil in sports physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. His research dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, was on the biomechanics of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in runners.