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Genetics For Biokinetics 101

Watch the above video to find out:

  • What your results tell me about you as a Biokineticist
     

  • The two biggest mistakes Bio's make when trying to incorporate DNA into their business
     

  • Two ways to give genetic feedback to clients (and why you always want to be in situation B)
     

  • The three sections you should divide every report into and why to ignore the rest

Now it is your turn.
After watching part 1 of Genetics For Biokinetics 101 below,

you will know:

  • The most straightforward explanation of DNA you'll ever need.

  • One quick example that you can use to explain DNA to your patients.

  • In basic terms, what does a DNA test look for and why it matters.

  • How one variation in your patient's DNA can affect your treatment plan.

Summary of Part One

Genetics For Biokinetics 101

The most straightforward explanation of DNA you'll ever need.

 

  • You have 46 Chromosomes that contain all of your DNA info.

  • That DNA encodes for proteins that help run the body.

  • DNA does this by using 4 “letters” or bases, and they are A C T G

  • Those 3 of those bases combine to make an amino acid, and many amino acids combine to make proteins. 

  • Those proteins then help make up structures and physiological functions in your body.

    One quick example that you can use to explain DNA to your patients.

  • When CTT combine = they make Leucine

  • When CCT combine = they make Proline

  • When there is a variation in your DNA and the middle “T”is swapped instead for a “C”, that creates a different amino acid.


    In basic terms, what does a DNA test look for and why it matters.

  • A DNA test is looking for variations in your DNA where one letter has been swapped for another letter, which has resulted in a totally different amino acid being made, which affects the protein that is made, and can down the line affect a physiological function within your body.


    How one variation in your patient's DNA can affect your treatment plan.

  • These variations are called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP’s) and if one is found in your patient's DNA that either increases or decreases the efficiency of a protein - then you come in as the clinician to help address it through exercise and lifestyle modifications.  

Summary of Part Two

Genetics For Biokinetics 101

DNASport Report:

 

  • They list the gene, the polymorphism and its impact

  • The symbols that they use to describe the impact are a series of dots.

  • The more dots = the higher the impact

    GeneSport Report:

  • They provide the gene, a description of what the gene affects and a traffic light system to show if the results are advantageous or not.

  • Red = Stop and assess because there may be a higher risk or reduced efficiency

  • Green = Go and use it to your advantage because there may be a reduced risk or improved efficiency.

  • Yellow = be cautious as it has a moderate impact. We usually don't give feedback on yellow dots.

  • They also include the explanations of the gene, the biological pathway, and suggestions of interventions to consider.

  • The genes are divided into a Performance, Injury and Recovery section.

  • My advice is just stick to giving feedback on these 3 sections at first in order to reduce overwhelm and information overload.

  • Lastly, they have a genetic dial which you can use to guide you on prescribing rep ranges and heart rate zone training. More info on that in our 5 day challenge coming up in June.

Summary of Part Three

Genetics For Biokinetics 101

5 Day Challenge: Genetics For Biokinetics

 

  • Challenge takes place 13 - 17 June 2022.

  • It will be packed with daily trainings, Q&A sessions, worksheets, prompts and competitions

  • Best part? It is designed specifically for you as a Biokineticist.

  • There are no costs involved because we're using it as a lead up to our paid course: 5 Step Feedback Framework.

  • Think of it as a free runway. Then at the end of the runway, you are welcome to take flight with us for our 2 week course.

  • If you decide it's not the right fit for you - no problem. Then you'll at least get some free training, expand your knowledge and learn a new skill.

  • You'll get an email in your inbox with the invite to join.

    Step One: The Swab

  • It starts with a 30 second swab of the cheeks inside their mouth.

  • Courier collects it from them and takes it to the genetic lab.

  • Geneticist decodes it and sends you a full report.


    Step Two: The Report

  • Red dot = Higher risk or reduced efficiency.

  • Green dot = Reduced risk or improved efficiency.

  • Divide the report into a Performance, Injury and Recovery section.


    Step Three: Implementation

  • You need the right way to give feedback and how to do it professionally.

  • Not having a proper plan and process is how you lose business and get complaints.

  • When starting off: Pick just one red dot and one green dot from each section.

  • Read what that gene affects in the description and use your clinical judgement, reasoning and skills to provide practical advice based on the result.

  • Watch my 4 examples in the video to get an idea.

  • The genetic dials DO NOT provide information on ability, future potential or talent. This is important.

  • They provide insight into the percentages of how much time could be spent on different training modalities.

  • They give guidelines that you c

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5 Day Challenge:

Genetics For Biokinetics

Here is our 5 day roadmap to success:

  • Day One: 5 things you need to know before you give feedback on a genetic report (+ how much you can charge)

 

  • Day Two: Using injury genetics to upgrade your evaluations

 

  • Day Three: Powering up your prescriptions with Performance Genetics

 

  • Day Four: Making Recovery Genetics practical and applicable

 

  • Day Five: Your Behind-The-Scenes pass to sit in on an actual feedback session with one of my clients (see and hear exactly what I say and how I explain a DNA report)

Challenge Details:

 

  • Challenge takes place 13 - 17 June 2022.

  • It will be packed with daily trainings, Q&A sessions, worksheets, prompts and competitions

  • Best part? It is designed specifically for you as a Biokineticist.

  • There are no costs involved because we're using it as a lead up to our paid course: 5 Step Feedback Framework.

  • Think of it as a free runway. Then at the end of the runway, you are welcome to take flight with us for our 2 week course.

  • If you decide it's not the right fit for you - no problem. Then you'll at least get some free training, expand your knowledge and learn a new skill.

  • You'll get an email in your inbox with the invite to join.

Questions and Answers from

the Genetics For Biokinetics Challenge

 

Can I use genetics as a Biokineticist?

 

  • If you have completed the necessary training with one of the respective DNA companies, then you may give feedback on a genetic report

 

 

 

Can I sell a DNA test as a Biokineticist?

 

  • Bio's are able to sell products as a separate entity. This means separate bank accounts and separate invoicing certain for products, such as DNA tests or therabands/balls for rehab etc, however not within Biokinetics practice and NOT allowed to endorse 1 product over another.

 

 

Do medical Aids cover DNA tests?

 

  • Not currently but several big South African medical aids are considering it.

  • If price is a problem, look at a service such as Payflex that offer free payment plans to make it more affordable.

 

 

 

Can I stay ethical and within scope while using genetics as a Biokineticist?

 

  • Bio's are not becoming geneticists or phlebotomists but will only be upskilled to interpret data from a test done to assist in their decision making with regards to training and or possible rehab if a patient went for that test.

  • No patient must be forced or pressurized to go and do this testing.

  • Bio's must not now all of a sudden refer every single patient for this testing but must be done within the frame work of relevance. Within clinical reasoning if it will benefit the patient then yes, if not then they must be careful to upsell as that will trigger ethical challenges as per any other related modality.

  • It cannot be used to canvass or tout

  • No generic programs are allowed. It should always be used within a multifactorial model.

 

 

Is the challenge accredited for CPD points?

 

  • No, the challenge is not.

  • But if you enroll in the 5 Step Feedback Framework course, then that includes the GeneSport Training course which is accredited for 12 CPD points.

 

 

What does the process of taking a DNA test look like?

 

  • We covered this in part 3 of Genetics For Biokinetics 101

  • This video is available in the Facebook group.

  • The patient will pay for a DNA test.

  • Then they will take a cheek swab for 30 seconds by themselves.

  • A courier will then collect the swab and documents and deliver it to the lab.

  • Then the DNA lab will email either the patient or the referring practitioner the DNA report.

  • It is then up to you, the proficient and confident clinician, to put into place everything we teach you to make the results practical, valuable and actionable.

Join the class of 2022

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5 Step Feedback Framework

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5 Step Feedback Framework

 

A 2 week online course consisting of our signature 5 steps to giving confident & valuable genetic feedback.

 

Practised over 10 case studies to keep all the information practical, actionable and applicable.

 

Includes access to all replays for 12 months.

BONUSES INCLUDED

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12 CPD Point
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6 Mistakes clinicians make when giving Genetics Feedback
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Decoding Tendon DNA

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Genetics For Biokinetics 101

Watch this backstage tour to find out what you're getting inside

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Find out how this Biokineticist

uses genetics within his practice

 

Brendon Marais and Kyle van Heerden chat about what taking the 5 step genetic course was like,

and what Brendon's feedback sessions now look like after taking the course.

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Best Practices from 5+ years of Performance, Injury & Recovery Genetics

Kyle is a member of the Research Raconteur team and has been working with genetic tests since 2018.

He first lectured on the topic at a genetics conference at Emperor's Palace, South Africa, in 2019.

Kyle has been able to help Olympic medal winners, world champions and professional athletes unlock their genetic potential through his 5 step feedback system.

Since then he has taught Sport Doctors, Dieticians, Physiotherapists and Biokineticists through both in person and online courses how to replicate his process.

"I'm here to share the best practices of what's worked for me. You've got nothing to lose and a ton to gain. I'll see you there!"

—Kyle van Heerden (Researcher & Educator)

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