A Biomechanical assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function – looking closely for abnormalities and compensations. We can look closely into the underlying possible causes of heel pain, knee pain and even back pain.
Rarely we find perfect symmetry in people, and this generally effects the way people stand and move.
As well as the inherent posture developed by the body additional problems may also be involved.
High or low foot arches, one limb being longer than the other, and often injury all define how me move.
For many people abnormalities developed through the course of life don't adversely effect them, but sometimes as the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints are stressed when we move we feel pain.
The assessment involves finding out how the pain is being caused and advice on footwear as well as exercise to help increase strength and flexibility.
Depending on the findings of the assessment orthotics may be prescribed to help improve poor foot mechanics and postural problems and there are many options available from preformed to bespoke custom orthotics.
See our FAQ PDF on Custom Orthotics.
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