Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanics of the lower limb can be altered in many ways such as poor posture, muscle imbalances, injury and foot pain. This can result in changes in the feet which can have an impact on the whole body (ankles, legs, knees, hips, back and shoulders) due to the kinetic chains from the feet to the head vice versa.

Having muscle imbalances such as muscle tightness or weakness can result in an increased force/shock placed on the bones and soft tissue structures increase the risk of fractures, muscle tears, tendon ruptures and inflammation.

At Foot Lab Podiatry we offer a comprehensive biomechanical assessment which includes an assessment of the patient’s hips, knees, ankles and feet. The assessment involves testing the muscles, joints and ligaments of the lower limb to accurately diagnose the condition, the causative factor and any muscle weakness/imbalances. This is essential to prevent further damage and optimise the gait cycle. The duration of the biomechanical consultation is approximately 1 hour.

A Podosmart motion gait analysis can also be included in the biomechanical assessment