BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENTS

IDENTIFY CAUSES OF INJURIES & OPTIMISE FOOT FUNCTION

A Podiatry biomechanical assessment is a thorough analysis of the joints, bones, muscles and ligaments of the feet, legs and pelvis, in relation to your foot or leg complaint. Podiatrists have specific skills is assessing a persons’ lower leg and foot mechanics using their extensive knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics.

The Podiatrist can assess your foot alignment and range of motion in relation to your leg position to identify causes of injuries as well as how to optimise lower limb function so you can move effectively for long periods without pain or discomfort.

During your consultation, the Podiatrist will ask a series of questions so a detailed history can be taken regarding your foot or leg issue. They then perform a series of tests and examinations both visual and practical to enable them to determine a diagnosis for your specific complaint.

TESTING & EXAMINATIONS

Some of the testing or examinations that are performed include:

  • Joint Range of motion tests
  • Tests of muscle strength and control
  • Balance and Proprioception tests
  • Assessing Foot Posture and alignment
  • Gait analysis (Visual and Treadmill analysis)
  • Palpation of the affected area
  • Posture analysis (Head to Toe review)
  • Footwear review and assessment
Foot & Sole Podiatry

SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

Once we have completed our examination, the Podiatrists at Foot & Sole Podiatry can combine all this information to assist you in prescribing the most appropriate treatment and management plan. We can also advise if further diagnostic investigation is required and we can provide a referral for  x-ray, ultrasound and or MRI.

By doing this, it will enable us to provide the best possible outcome that is specifically tailored to your needs with the aim of reducing your foot or leg pain and improving your foot function.

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