The foot is a complex structure of 28 different bones, 214 ligaments and 38 muscles, bearing our body weight with every step that we take.
Bio-mechanical assessment refers to understanding and examining of the lower limb structure, alignment, and discrepancies between limbs, strengths, and weakness.
The examination is not focused simply on the foot but includes the pelvis, legs and knees, assessing the relationship between them. The main aim of the bio-mechanical assessment is to identify specific movement patterns that contribute to the increased stress or load on certain part of the lower limb, and according to the findings, a tailor made management plan is drawn up for the patient.
The benefits of Bio-mechanical Assessment
Bio-mechanical assessment is beneficial if you are experiencing pain on your feet and lower limb.
Forefoot pain : Hallux Valgus/bunion (HAV), Osteoarthritis of the big toe joint, capsulitis (pain on the toe joint), Morton’s Neuroma /neuritis, lesser toe deformities, and inter metatarsal pain.
Mid foot pain: Medial and lateral arch pain, mid-tarsal pain
Rear foot pain: plantar fasciitis, bursitis, enthesitis, retro calcaneal bursitis, Achilles tendinitis, medial and lateral ankle pain.
Knee and hip: Pain caused by inflammation often caused by Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Our Bio-mechanical assessment includes the following:
If our findings during the assessment show that mechanics of the foot it is the contributory factor of your lower limb pain we will offer packages of care tailored to your needs.
We also might ask for further investigations such as X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI and CT scans.
Treatments we offer
If we consider that conservative treatment will not be beneficial to your complaint a referral will be discussed.