Biomechanics

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. https://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 https://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.

This may involve prescribing pre-formed, or sometimes custom-made, orthotics and certain stretches and footwear advice.

What our customers say

'I'm so pleased with my orthotics, it's the best thing I've everdone. I am very, very happy!'

Susan Francis

A huge thank you to the podiatrist who earlier in the year carried out a gait analysis then designed orthotics specific to me to correct hip & knee stress. I have been suffering for over 25 years or more from knee and hip pain. Having worn the orthotics for four months I have been pain free and comfortable. Brilliant relief.

Crosby Chacksfield

I made an appointment at Randell's Footcare after repeatedly experiencing intense hip and ankle pain after any high impact exercise. The podiatrist diagnosed the cause of the pain on my first appointment with him and measured me insoles to correct the problem the same day. With the help of suggested exercises to target and strengthen specific muscles, and unique orthotic insoles, I am now running 4 times a week with almost no ankle or hip pain during or after. I'm incredibly grateful to Randell's

Poppy Burnham