Biomechanical Assessment / Gait Analysis

If you suffer from any of the following problems then a biomechanical assessment maybe helpful for you:

  • Foot Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Sports Injury
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis

These problems can be caused by a biomechanical abnormality, which can affect anybody. Elite athletes careers are often ended unnecessarily due to poor biomechanics. Equally for the more recreational sports person or keen walker, an untreated abnormality may leave them unable to continue with what they enjoy.

Each biomechanical assessment undertaken is very patient specific. I work with you to formulate a treatment plan appropriate for your needs, by setting goals, and advising how to achieve them.

Assessments last approximately 1 hour and involve a comprehensive assessment:

1. History Taking


This will involve a thorough history of any existing medical conditions and medications currently being taken. I will also look at any previous injuries/ traumas, and possible causes for your pains/symptoms. I will ask about duration of your symptoms to ensure I collate as much information as possible to aid assessment.

2. Clinical Observation


I will look at you both non-weight bearing and weight bearing. This will involve looking at joint range of motion, muscle power testing, anatomy, foot shape, and function, and posture

3. Gait Analysis


Using the state of the art Optogait system I will be able to assess factors of your gait which cannot be seen by the naked eye, for example, measure step length, contact times, stride angle, and more. I can also compare biomechanical factors such as leg length, tightness/flexibility or residual problems from a prior condition.

I will also use 2 video cameras to film whilst walking/ running on the treadmill. This will allow me to play back in slow motion to fully analyse your walking pattern/ running style.

4. Pressure Plate Analysis


Using the Poditech Elfman pressure system I can analyse the pressures that are going through your feet when both standing and walking.

5. Pelvic Assessment


The Digital Pelvic Inclinometer (DPI) allows a more detailed examination of the pelvis. The innovative new technology that has been designed by Clifton Bradeley of Sub 4 Health allows us to understand and measure the role of the pelvis in development of repetitive injury, including back pain.

6. Discussion of Results


Following a thorough assessment we will then discuss your results in order to devise the most appropriate treatment plan. This may involve orthotic prescription, soft tissue mobilisation, taping, stretching program or onward referral to Physio/ Sports Therapist or Consultant.

If you would like to book a biomechanical assessment or discuss your needs further please contact me on 0161 477 4747 or 07434 727952

Alternatively I offer a 24/7 online booking system, simply follow the link below.

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