Biomechanics and Orthotics
A Biomechanics assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function – looking closely for abnormalities and compensations. The assessment will focus on the structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses of the foot and will include the pelvis, legs and knees and how they work together as pain in one area can indicate a weakness or structural problem in another.
Once we have identified the causes of your problems we can develop a tailor made treatment plan to improve your symptoms. This may involve one or more of the following:
- Exercises to stretch or strengthen muscles
- Orthotics – specially made devices for you to wear inside your shoe to control, realign or cushion the abnormalities.
- Footwear advice
Full Biomechanical Assessment
A biomechanics assessment takes about 1 1/4 hours and is undertaken by a qualified Registered Podiatrist. You will need to bring shorts to change into so that we can see your knees in order to help our examination.