Biomechanical assessment

Running on treadmill
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Who needs biomechanical assessment?

Our podiatrists carry out biomechanical assessment to find out any foot mechanical irregularities or abnormalities that contribute to pain in the lower limbs or lower back; as well as problems directly affecting the feet such as bunion / corns and calluses / tendinopathies

In our Uxbridge clinic, our podiatrist will first take a thorough clinical history from you, taking into consideration your lifestyle, as well as your occupation and hobbies. We will then closely observe you standing / walking / running to identify the irregularities or asymmetry that contribute to your problem.

Once we have identified the causes of your problems we can develop a tailor-made treatment plan to improve your symptoms. This may involve one or more of the following:-


How is biomechanical assessment done?

You will need to bring your usual footwear together with a pair of shorts to change into, so that we can observe your knee movement in the assessment.

  1. Static assessment: we will first take various measurements with you laying down and than standing up - these measurement will provide an overview of the biological asymmetry that we are all naturally born with. 
  2. Dynamic assessment: we will then perform dynamic assessment with you walking (or running) on a exercise treadmill so that we can understand what is happening during various phases of your gait - we often use a video camera to film your gait on the treadmill (video-assisted analysis). This is useful both for us to thoroughly analyse your gait but also provide us with the visual demonstration to show you exactly where the malalignment / abnormalities lie and how we can help to correct it.



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