Biomechanics play a large role in injury prevention and treatment by identifying and correcting imbalances in foot position, walking/running patterns and lower limb deformity. This can be achieved by assessing both your static and dynamic postures through a unique footscan® assessment using our state of the art foot scan equipment from RS Scan. Our therapists will analyse the scan findings and discuss appropriate treatment options, whether that is a change of footwear or recommending our Phits 3D Printed Orthotics.
A Footscan assessment will be able to help identify any abnormal movements, imbalances or weaknesses and help to correct them reducing the risk of injury.
A common issue that we often come across is “over pronation” or excessive pronation.
When considering a foot like this we must think of the impact this will have on the rest of the body. If the foot is rolling inwards then there is likely to be excessive rotation in the leg causing the knee to move inwards also, which can lead to an uneven pull on the kneecap increasing the risk of knee pain. This knock on effect can also lead to problems at the hip and lower back.
We are able to utilise a variety of diagnostic tools to help identify any problems, including our state of the art pressure plate which enables us to view force distribution moving through the foot during gait.
We can also observe you running on a treadmill and use video software to slow down and analyse your running style.
BENEFITS OF PODIATRIC BIOMECHANICS
Assists with a return to activity
Reduces pain and discomfort
Maintain good joint and soft tissue alignment
Helps with shock absorption
Highlights pressure risk zones
Helps with the following conditions
What the treatment involves
- Footscan® pressure plate assessment
- Objective examination
- Footwear fitting/advice
- Running assessment (if appropriate)
- Orthotics/insoles recommendations
How much does it cost?
Footscan assessment £90
Custom orthotics from Phits £310
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