Biomechanical Assessment

Podiatrist assessing footAssessment for foot and lower limb pain

A Biomechanical assessment uses up-to-date podiatric knowledge with leading technology to assess and identify the underlying causes of common foot problems.  

A Biomechanical assessment includes a non weight bearing assessment of joint range of movement, muscle testing and a static assessment of your posture. It also includes walking and/or running gait analysis using digital video equipment to allow in-depth study of any abnormalities found and plantar pressure measurement to allow the Podiatrist to actually see the forces under your feet as you stand and walk, or run. A footwear assessment is also included. After the assessment, a treatment plan is then given and often includes the use of orthotics or a shoe recommendation.

Gait analysis assists the Podiatrist with orthotic prescription

A Biomechanical Assessment is required for:

  • Knee Pain
  • Shin Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Achilles Pain
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Arch Pain
  • Forefoot Pain
  • We focus on biomechanical assessments, investing in knowledge and technology that improves our clinical skills in this speciality.
  • Foot Mechanics uses a digital lab for orthotic fabrication. This means orthotics are made perfectly for a patient's feet. There is no guesswork or “art meets science” as your foot shape is captured perfectly. This results in improved orthotic function and comfort.

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