The field of biomechanics analyses and interprets the cause and effect of forces applied to and by the body. Biomechanics involves a range of activities, from technical performances analysis to injury prevention and rehabilitation methods.

A biomechanical assessment involves a complex evaluation of feet, legs and body position whilst weight bearing and non-weight bearing. It is used to identify the underlying cause of any foot problems that may be present. This includes a joint range of movement assessment, a static posture assessment, a gait analysis, and a footwear assessment. The assessment will aid the Podiatrist in analyzing the forces that affect your body as you stand, walk or run.

In the event of biomechanic assessment reveals any abnormalities in gait or bony structures, your body Podiatrist will discuss a treatment plan with you. This may include shoe advice, exercises, simple insoles or custom-made orthotics.

You will need a Biomechanical Assessment when you suffer from:

  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runners knee
  • Shin splints
  • Low back pain
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Knee pain
  • Forefoot and toe pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Flat feet
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux limitus
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Inequilibrium in sport