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Biomechanics

Biomechanical Assessment can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of any underlying problems in the lower limbs and should be the first step if you are experiencing pain in your feet, legs or even in your back, for which there is no apparent cause.

Biomechanical assessment does not simply focus on the feet but includes the legs, knees and pelvis looking at their structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses, and assessing the relationship between them. Along with an assessment of general body position and gait analysis (the way your body moves when you walk) the underlying cause of your problem can be identified, treated or investigated further if necessary.

Treatment options can include a combination of exercises, stretches, activity modification, simple insoles, prescription orthotics or a change of appropriate footwear depending on the type and severity of the problem.

Common biomechanical problems and complaints we see at our clinic include:

  • Heel Pain such as plantar fasciitis
  • Arch pain
  • Ankle problems such as lateral ankle sprains
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly referred to as shin splints
  • 1st metatarsophalangeal joint pain, commonly known big toe joint pain
  • Knee pain

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