My name is Labarre Jansen van Vuuren and I am a registered Biokineticist and former dancer. I opened my own practice called Labarre Jansen van Vuuren Biokineticist. So, currently I am practicing alongside Cilliers & Swart Physiotherapy situated in Pretoria East. I am a young, vibrant and sports loving woman, fascinated by the human body. And I find the human body and its method of movement intriguing. Especially the way we can influence our movement quality and the overall functioning of our body.
I danced for 17 years, started at a small dance studio and carried on performing throughout my Primary and Secondary education. The obvious decision for me was to continue pursuing my passion for dance by studying at Tshwane University of Technology. In 2015 I received my BTech Degree in Performing Arts and Dance (Cum Laude). Although I loved dancing, the treatment of injuries and medical side of sport interested me. So, in 2018 I completed my Sports Science Degree (BSc) at The University of Pretoria. And in 2019 I completed my Honors degree in Biokinetics (Cum Laude).
Academics and the application of it is important to me. Thus, I completed additional qualifications such as a First Aid Level 3 and Physical Ability Analysis (PAA), used in industrial and ergonomic settings. More recently I completed a BTE Primus RS qualification. The BTE qualification allows me to understand and test orthopaedic patients with specialized equipment. As a biokineticist, I enjoy developing my professional knowledge on a continuous basis. Because it enables me to give my patients the most current treatment and patient education.
Activities that include the outdoors, like; fun walks, hikes, cycling and swimming is what I find myself doing on the weekend and whenever I have the chance. I similarly love playing squash, and doing other fun-filled group activities like the Warrior race.
I find purpose in my profession when treating patients and seeing the progress they make. A long-term dream is to pursue neuro-spinal research and how exercise as a therapy could affect the brain (Neurology) during rehabilitation.
I love working with people, hearing their story, learning different things and having quality time with friends and family.
As a biokineticist I am devoted towards treating my patients with the most effective treatment that is evidence based. Thus my search for experience regarding healing and rehabilitation through application of movement or exercise therapy, (chronic injury, condition, diagnosis or orthopaedic operation) will continue to grow. I believe that movement as a method of injury prevention and healing is an ever growing concept. And I believe that exercise therapy will prove to become extremely important in the future…