What is a Biomechanical assessment?
A biomechanical assessment involves analysing the body, its alignment and how it functions and is designed to help the practitioner understand the cause of the problem the patient is experiencing. Your Podiatrist will assess you laying down and standing up and will check for abnormalities and compensations. They will assess the following:
- Non-weight bearing assessment of leg length, hip joint, knee joint, ankle joint, rearfoot and forefoot joints.
- Muscle flexibility of the lower limb
- Muscle strength of the lower limb
- Weight bearing lower limb posture assessment.
- Gait assessment to view walking style and mechanical overload
What are the Benefits of a Biomechanical assessment?
Everyone can benefit from an assessment, as one example, those who are suffering with bunions or fallen arches can experience pain in their shin, knee, hip or back a bio mechanical assessment can Realignment of the feet will greatly improve posture, and in turn can relieve pain experienced.
The pelvis, legs, ankles, knees and feet work together, so pain in any of these areas can mean a misalignment elsewhere. A biomechanical assessment can help to identify the problem area and, in turn reduce pain experienced.
There are many problems that can occur and these can be structural, mechanical or an injury. After the assessment advice will be given on the best treatment plan. This could include changing the shoes you wear, prescription orthotics, or even custom orthotic devices.
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