BIOMECHANICS / GAIT ANALYSIS / ORTHOTICS
Podiatric Biomechanics is a specialist field that is concerned with foot function and locomotion. Poor foot function and misalignment can result in pain or injuries not just in the feet but also in the legs, knees, hip and back.
Common complaints that may lead in having a biomechanical assessment are:
- Heel and Arch Pain
- Plantar Fasciitus
- Flat feet
- Mortons Neruroma
- Ankle sprains
- Over pronation
- Pain in the ball of the feet.
- Sports Injuries
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
Insoles and Orthotics are inserts that are designed to help improve foot function and reduce pain. There are wide ranges of Insoles and Orthotics that are available ranging from over the counter Insoles to custom-made Orthotics. Temporary Orthotics are sometimes prescribed which can be made up within a day. The type of insole that you may need depends on the nature of the problem and what is required to resolve the problem.
Custom Made Orthotics can be made for all different types of footwear from orthotics that are specifically for Running Shoes to ones that fit in casual shoes. Orthotics can be made from different materials ranging from rigid carbon fibre to flexible cushioning materials. The design of the Custom Made Orthotic suggested will be discussed in your consultation.