BiomechanicsTo assess your lower limbs from your hips to your toes
BIOMECHANICAL, MUSCULAR SKELETAL ASSESSMENT & GAIT ANALYSIS
New advanced technology striving to provide the best treatment plan and outcome for patient prescriptions.
What is a muscular skeletal assessment?
A biomechanical assessment is an examination of the lower limbs whereby we assess their strengths, weaknesses, structure and alignment from your hips to the tips of your toes.
IT’S ALL CONNECTED
It’s very important to examine the lower limbs as a whole because they are closely connected. Pain in one area can be due to a weakness or structural problem in an entirely different area.
Treatments include an initial assessment, biomechanical assessment, PodoSmart, gait analysis or an orthotic prescription to correct lower limb if required. Discover more about these treatments further down this page.
MUSCULAR SKELETAL ASSESSMENTS TREAT & AID:
- plantar fasciitis
- back problems
- hip problems
- foot deformities
- podo pediatrics – including toe walkers/hypermobility
- heel spurs
- early heel lift
- length leg discrepancies
- plantar flexed first ray
- pes planus/pronation
- pes cavus/supination
- collapsed tarsai
1 hour session (includes follow up and review)
DID YOU KNOW? EACH FOOT CONSISTS OF…
What Happens At The Initial Assessment?
An initial assessment to identify and diagnose your condition and establish an effective treatment(s).
We’re now able to offer a Muscular Skeletal Assessment (MSA)/Gait Analysis (GA) using new, advanced technology, the PodoSmart system, which can accurately measure your working profile and gait in real life conditions in just a few minutes.
Insoles which contain several microprocessors, detect the smallest foot movements. They are placed within youo footwear and you will be asked to proceed to a walking activity.
Data is then transmitted from the insoles via Bluetooth straight to the podiatrists computer where upon they can analyse and establish a diagnosis.
What Treatments Are Available?
There are many different types of recommended treatments depending upon your results.
Simple changes such as wearing shoes designed for your gait or wearing insoles can be very effective.
If the podiatrist believes that your mechanics could be contributing to your injury or pain, insoles or custom made orthotics will be prescribed.
Regerrals may be made to a physiotherapist, osteopath or rheumatologist or for imaging such as x-rays, MRI’s or CT scans.
Orthoses To Correct Lower Limb Gait Function
- Off the shelf adjustable orthoses – for simple or common foot and gait function abnormalities
- Bespoke/prescription orthoses – for the more complex foor and gait abnormalities, this consists of a Captevia CAD Cam scan of your feet from which your personal orthoses are created (see video below which shows a demonstration of the state-of-the-art, digital scanner)
Please ring either of our clinics for personalised advice and prices.
…Devices that are specially made for you from a prescription written by our Podiatrist. The prescription was created following a detailed examination of your lower limb function and gait
…Orthopaedic devices. They’re designed to ensure your feet and lower limbs operate around their optimum functioning position. Thise should ease the frequency and severity of the symptoms you’re suffering
…Used to improve your walking as your feet, knees, hips and spine are now in the correct position.
ORTHOSES ARE USED TO…
- progressively reduce pain
- improve your ability to walk as your feet, knees, hips and spine will be in the correct position
- gradually reduce any high pressure areas
We recommend that you break your orthoses in by gradually building up the length of time that you are wearing them. For example, 2 hours one day, 4 hours the next and then 6 hours wear until eventually you can wear them all day.
“My disabled son was unable to tell us why he was reluctant to walk. Gill carried out a thorough bio-mechanical assessment of his feet.
The subsequent treatment has changed his life. We now struggle to keep up with him!”
Gill and her team offer a superb podiatric service. My Mum was really suffering and was in a great deal of pain, struggling to walk.
Thanks to Gill, her care and treatment and a referral to a podiatric surgeon, my Mum has made a full reovery.
She used to have weekly treatment, now she only needs to go every 6 weeks for general foot care and nail trimming.
Thank you Gill and the girls for transforming my Mum’s life. She and I are very grateful for your intervention and your friendship.
Gill was extremely caring and sensitive with my feet, and after a course of treatment, I’m pleased to say that I am now completely verruca free.
It’s wonderful to be able to walk again without pain.
Thanks to Gill for her dedication and professional manner which she showed me throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.