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 1/2 hours and is undertaken by a qualified HCPC Registered Podiatrist.
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).