Aches and Pains?
Many aches and pains in joints, muscles, tendons or lower back can be
attributed to your ‘biomechanics’.
Also some foot deformities such as bunions and misshapen toes can be
caused in the same manner.
Biomechanics – What is it?
Rarely do we find that our left and right sides are symmetrical. This is
equally so for our feet and legs.
Additionally, many of us have mild deformities – perhaps a slightly misaligned
pelvis or a bowed leg.
When we stand, walk or run our body has to cope with and compensate for
these abnormalities. It is these compensations that put structures such as
muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons under undue strain as they begin
functioning in an abnormal or compromised manner.
Over time the structures become inflamed or injured. A Biomechanic
Assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function – looking closely
for these abnormalities and compensations.
Once we have identified the causes of your problems we can develop a
tailor made treatment plan to improve your symptoms.
This may involve one or more of the following:
- Exercises to stretch or strengthen muscles
- Orthoses – specially made devices you wear inside your shoe to control the abnormalities
- Footwear advice
- Appropriate referral to a chiropractor, physiotherapist, sports massage therapist to compliment the above podiatry treatment.
What is involved?
A Biomechanics Assessment takes about 1 hour and is undertaken by a qualified HCPC Registered Podiatrist. It is normal for a mini Biomechanic Assessment to be undertaken in the first instance to assess the needs of each patient.
You will need to bring shorts to change into so that we can see your
knees to help our examination.
We take various measurements with you laying down and standing up. To
make an appointment or for details of cost please contact us.
We are registered by most
insurance companies (not Bupa).