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Biomechanical Assessment

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A biomechanical assessment is necessary to assess the quality and range of movement of the joints, to assess muscle strength and flexibility, to assess compensatory mechanisms, and to assess the way that you walk, paying particular attention to the way the foot contacts the ground at each stage of the gait cycle. This appointment last 2 hours and assesses your muscles, ligaments, posture, nerves, running and walking style in depth.

We carry our manual diagnostic tests which involves as full musculoskeletal screen as well as a computerised video gait analysis in addition to this we have access to a treadmill in our clinic, your running & walking pattern can be analysed enabling our podiatrists to offer accurate advice concerning the most appropriate orthotics for you.

We also carry out a gait scan using our TOG Gaitscan system with every biomehacnical evaluation. Improper foot motion may cause pain through the foot, or place extra pressure on the knees, hips and spine. The impressions feed into a computer which clearly displays areas of the foot which are under too much or little pressure. This information may guide our treatment towards manipulation of foot joints, low level laser, dry needling, taping etc. or indicate prescribing tailor-made orthotics designed for each foots’ needs.

We use advanced sensor technology and algorithms to precisely record your stride mechanics while your walking or runnign in your shoes. Shoe Analysis Metrics reports advanced metrics in 4 dimensions: Efficiency, Motion, Shock & Symmetry. This holistic view allows our podiatrists to precisely assess a runner’s style, quantify the impact of training on mechanics and identify trends.

As part of our unique biomechanical assessment we also use a hand held dynamometer, designed specifically for taking objective, reliable, and quantifiable muscle testing measurements. Modern adaptation of the time tested art of ``hands on`` manual muscle testing, the hand held dynamometer aids in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders. it also enables us to objectively rather than subjectively assess if a rehabilitation programme is successfully targeting an affected structure. This is an additional to the functional muscle testing screening protocols we provide

The cost of the biomechanical assessment is £200

The podiatrist will advise you If you need a injection, shock wave, orthotics or other treatment options at this assessment for your particular problem.

yes all biomechancial assessments result in exercise prescription which will be designed to be adapted over time.

Bring shorts, t-shirt and your running shoes.

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