Our podiatrist start your 1 hour biomechanics assessment by taking a detailed medical history. Your podiatrist will then ask you a series of questions relating to your symptoms.
We ask you to bring a few pairs of shoes and trainers so that we can assess your footwear. We also ask that you bring shorts or wear loose trousers so that we can see and assess your lower limbs. Our bio-mechanical assessments involve the examination of your legs, hips, feet and general structure looking at alignment, strengths and weaknesses. We would recommend this appointment to people suffering with the following: Foot pain, Heel pain ,Forefoot pain, bunion pain, hip pain, knee pain.
The podiatrist will assess the whole leg even if the pain is in your foot as parts of our bodies can compensate for related structural problems. The foot Is a complex structure made up of 26 bones and over 100 muscles tendons and ligaments. You will be assess non weight bearing (on the couch) standing (weight bearing) and your gait will be checked (how you walk).
From the assessment we can identify the cause of the problem and we will tailor make a plan to help alleviate your symptoms. This may include footwear advice, an exercise programme to strengthen or stretch your muscles, and orthotics to put in your shoes. These will help to realign or cushion the abnormalities found and sometimes this may result in referral for further investigation such as Xray, ultrasound or MRI.