The basis of a biomechanical assessment is the cause-and-effect relationship between your feet, legs and upper body. It involves the diagnosis and assessment of the structure, alignment and function of muscles, bones and joints of the feet and lower limb.
When is an assessment required?:
- Do you suffer from Ankle sprains?
- Have you noticed that your feet roll in or out? Are your arches flat or high? Do you have bunions, claw toes, corns or callous?
- Instability: often tripping or feeling lopsided or that there is excessive pressure on any particular part of your body?
- Do you have new or longstanding pain in the back, hip, legs, knee or feet?
- Achilles tendonitis causing pain and discomfort?
- Recurrent limb pains in children (growing pains) Have a read of our children’s section. http://www.randellsfootcare.co.uk/child-footcare
- Sports injuries, do you have pain associated with occupational or sporting activity that is repetitive and constant?
- Limb length discrepancy
- Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain http://www.randellsfootcare.co.uk/plantar-fasciitis
Biomechanical assessments at Randell’s Footcare range from 45 minutes up to 1.5 hrs and consist of non-weight bearing anatomical examination, muscle testing, and weight bearing lower limb posture examination. The longer dynamic assessments involve video gait analysis and scanning the foot soles with a pressure plate both when standing still and when walking or running. http://www.randellsfootcare.co.uk/video-gait-pressure-plate-analysis/
This may involve prescribing pre-formed, or sometimes custom-made, orthotics and certain stretches and footwear advice.