Abnormal foot biomechanics is a major contributing factor in the development of pain and injury in the feet, ankles, knees and legs.
Our experienced podiatrists are highly skilled health professionals trained to detect biomechanical abnormalities that may be the cause of your pain or may predispose you to injury.
Foot and leg biomechanics incorporates a comprehensive evaluation of the structure, alignment and function of the feet and legs while standing and during walking. The information gained from the biomechanical assessment and gait analysis helps our Podiatrist’s to recommend the most effective treatment program for your specific problem.
A biomechanical assessment will help to determine if you will benefit from orthotic therapy, stretching or strengthening exercises, footwear changes, strapping, splinting, massage or other therapies. This individualized approach to assessment and treatment provides effective, targeted and prompt recovery from injury and relief of painful symptoms.
A biomechanical assessment involves the following
- Foot Posture Index
- Alignment of the foot, ankle, knee and leg
- Visual gait analysis – using slow motion video analysis
- Joint flexibility including screening for Joint Hypermobility
- Foot and leg muscle strength testing – to detect muscle imbalances and weakness
- Balance and pelvic stability tests
- Screening for limb length discrepancy
Our podiatrists are specifically trained to detect and treat biomechanical problems that cause injury, pain and disability.
By identifying and improving your biomechanics, our podiatrists can help you to return to your chosen sport or exercise, maximize your athletic performance and, importantly, minimize the risk of injury recurrence.