A Biomechanical Assessment involves a complex evaluation of the structure, alignment and function of the feet and legs whilst standing, walking and non-weight bearing. This information forms the basis for a rehabilitation programme, or if the problem is mechanical, an orthotic will be prescribed.
When we stand, walk or run our body has to cope with tremendous forces. It is these forces that put structures such as muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons under undue strain as they begin functioning in an abnormal or compromised manner. Over time the structures become inflamed or injured.
A Biomechanics assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function, looking closely for abnormalities and compensations. We can look into the underlying possible causes of heel pain, knee pain and even back pain.
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 and tendons - Footwear advice - Orthoses