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Biomechanical assessment, gait analysis and prescription orthotics

This is the study of pain and discomfort related to the function of the foot.

An assessment includes a thorough understanding of the history of your problem/pain.

Both weight-bearing and non weight-bearing assessment of the joints, muscles and foot angles is carried out.

We will also check pressure using our foot scanner and carry out gait assessments.

Footwear is also checked.

A treatment plan can then be discussed.

Treatments include:

  • Stretch and exercise plans
  • Mobilisations/strapping
  • Footwear advice
  • Accommodative insoles
  • Prescription orthotics

Biomechanical assessment is helpful for the following conditions:

  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Subtalar joint problems
  • Ankle joint pain
  • Metatarsal problems and bunions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Toe deformities
  • Knee problems
  • Lower back pain

For pain due to poor foot function

Misalignment of muscles and bones can lead to abnormal foot and leg movements resulting in pain due to high stresses on joints and muscles. Orthotics can be used to minimise these movements and reduce stress fatigue and pain and also improve alignment of the body.

We carry out a detailed assessment and use computerised technology to aid with gait analysis. A suitable orthotic can be prescribed that provides control through shape and material density.