Foot Biomechanic Assessment
Foot Biomechanic Assessment refers to the static and dynamic analysis of your foot shape and function. Just as with other parts of the body, there can be many variations and unique characteristics from a ‘flat foot’ shape (pes planus), bunions (hallux valgus) to high arches (pes cavus).
Each foot type that deviates from the ‘norm’ carries with it, its own stresses and strains that can cause symptoms both locally and further up the biomechanical chain such as:
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendinosis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Calf Tightness
- Knee Pain
- Lower back pain (see research by Howard Dananberg for more information)
How Does It Work?
During a foot biomechanical assessment, measurements and notation of joint interactions are made both in a static position and during varying movements and walking.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct foot biomechanics via the integration ofcarefully positioned supports that aim to facilitate the optimal functioning of the foot. There are various different types of orthotics from full length for your trainers / golf shoes to three-quarter length and ‘slim fit’ for your everyday shoes.
We will discuss what options suits you best. The aim is always to find the perfect fit of orthotic for you so that first of all they are comfy and second of all that they are functional and you are able to use them, hopefully hardly noticing that they are there.
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