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At Lyno Bedfordview we STRIVE to give you the best experience of the Lyno Method in Johannesburg.


The Lyno Method is a non-therapeutic method used to identify movement patterns, restore mobility and assist in supporting a balanced, flexible and fully functional body.

The aim of The Lyno Method is not only to create an awareness of body movements and habitual patterns, but also to guide you as the client toward neutral movement and more efficient movement patterns.

The body functions as a tensegrity model, which means that every part of the body is connected to the rest and dysfunction or locked movement in one area has a distinct effect on every other part of the body.

The knowledge gained from the holistic assessment, described below, gives the practitioners all the information they need to assist you in removing restricted movement patterns that hampers your body from moving effectively.

Follow this link for a tutorial by the founder Benita Kropman:


A profile of each client’s specific movement patterns and functional strength will be compiled by:

  1. The FROM tests
  2. The Bunkie tests
  3. The Camber tests

A lot of clients claim that they can perform double leg calf raises in the gym with weights on their shoulders, but once we test the individual movements, it might show clearly that the one leg can perform a neutral movement, while the other leg does it in a compensation pattern. By performing this exercise in a gym in the presence of dysfunctional patterns, the athlete not only puts strain on their joints and ligaments but also strengthens bad habits, which may lead to reduced efficiency.

The Bunkie and Camber Tests give a clear indication of function of the linear lines and is used to determine if the body is responding to the fascia releases.

Clients often arrive at a session claiming that their Hamstrings and calf muscles are tight and their Gluteii are not firing. When applying the full test it might show up that the Hamstrings are locked in a long position, that the abdominal wall is locked short on one side, causing non-firing of the Gluteus muscle and that a locked habitual spiral pattern is responsible for the dysfunction. By combining the information given by the client, with the information gathered by the tests, the practitioner is able to form a holistic view of the client’s movement and work out a plan to restore neutral and balanced movement.

One of the functional lines that is the biggest culprit in compensatory movement patterns is the spiral line.  Benita made this amazing video to explain this line:

The FROM tests

The FROM tests record movement throughout the body in its entirety and enables the practitioner to design a program which will facilitate movement in restricted areas as well as condition new balanced movement patterns.  With each session the tests are repeated so that both the client and the practitioner can monitor progress which has an incredible positive cognitive impact on recovery. Discrepancies on these tests gives us information on compensation patterns, the cause of imbalance and muscle dysfunction.  It provides the information needed to determine if the body is locked in dysfunctional compensation patterns. At Lyno Bedfordview we will then work out a strategy to eliminate layers of compensation patterns until the body is aligned and balanced.

The Bunkie tests

The Bunkie tests indicates dysfunction in movement patterns that are specific to myofascial functional lines.  Although the test may implicate muscle weakness it is not a direct representation of physical strength but rather an indication of the functional line that battles to fire as a unit – a functional line is the group of muscles that are responsible for a series of movements in the same direction.

The retesting of the Bunkie test remains accurate in that the form of the client is important during each bunkie test.  Video tutorial –

Important!! Do not attempt to do the Bunkie Test within the first 6 weeks of major surgery. First check with the doctor if you are not sure.

The Camber tests

Lyno Movement Coaching Cross pattern conditioning (CPC) is a very effective program that we encourage our clients to do in conjunction with their journey with The Lyno Method.  By assessing the body by doing basic movement, we are able to identify weakness and/or a decrease in coordination which may result in the body falling back into compensation patterns that showed up during the holistic Lyno assessment.

We lose the ability to coordinate our spiral patterns by our sedentary lifestyles and the hours spent in a sitting posture.  CPC gives us the solution to maintain a neutral, functional body.

In our sport clients we have noticed an increase in their sport performance, especially if they do both Lyno and CPC together.


We are PASSIONATE about movement and get very excited if we assist our clients in moving PAIN FREE.

Michéla Donald

Novice runner and massage therapist

“When I started running, I experienced severe foot pain.  Thanks to the Lyno method I now run without that pain and can focus on increasing distance on my legs. – I absolutely love the results we get with this method.”

Working Hours

Mon – Fri:  07:00-18:00

Sat:  08:00 – 13:00

*  Tuesday PM and Thursday AM in Lyno Studio Sandton

Fee per session

Lyno Session                              (60 min)        R500.00

Lyno Movement Coaching        (60 min)         R350.00

Sport Massage                           (60min)         R400.00

Sport Massage                           (30min)         R300.00


Jelize van Staden

Runner and novice cyclist

“I absolutely love the challenges of running.  I think it is the most multi-dimensional sport in existence.  Everybody should be able to run injury free.”

Working Hours

Tuesday:  08:00 – 13:00

Thursday:  08:00 – 13:00

*  Monday:  Lyno Studio Sandton

Fee per session

Lyno (60min)       R600.00


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    91 Geldenhuis Rd, Bedfordview

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    011 616 0975

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    074 280 0975

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