Biomechanics

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What is Biomechanics?

Biomechanics is the study of movement in all living things.

Podiatric Biomechanics is the assessment of the lower limb (from the hip down) and gait analysis (the way we walk and run).

From this a Podiatrist can diagnose and treat all manner of conditions related to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back.

Who can benefit?

The assessments are not just for athletes or people who play sports.

Orthotics can aid injury repair and help with all manner of medical issues that can affect people going about their everyday business.

What is a Biomechanical Assessment?

If you need a biomechanical assessment, you will be booked for an appointment in the ‘Biomechanics suite.’

The 45-60 minute assessment consists of:

Gait analysis

Video recording on a treadmill

Static & weight bearing examination

Diagnosis & treatment plan

Plaster casting*

*If a decision is made between the clinician &
patient that full custom made orthotics are needed
then plaster casts will be taken

What do I have to do?

Please bring along a pair of shorts, and the footwear that you commonly use (Shoes, Running Trainers, Football Boots, etc.).

Fees:

Biomechanical Assessment -£80


Orthotics:


Pre Designed Devices (off the shelf) - £35+


We stock a variety of orthotics designed to alleviate certain
conditions. These can be purchased and fitted straight away.


Semi-Custom Orthotics - £80


Recommended for patients who need more support, but do not necessarily need full custom orthotics. A clinician can modify an EVA shell to the specifications desired.


Fully Bespoke Orthotics - £150


By using a plaster cast, we can mould material around an exact copy of the foot in the position the clinician desires. By doing so you can be assured that your feet are getting the best support possible.


Fitting - £Free

If custom orthoses are being created then a further appointment is needed to fit and test the devices.

Orthoses usually take one week to manufacture.

As soon as they are ready, we will contact you and book an appointment when convenient.

The orthoses are then fitted in the patients footwear and further tests are undertaken to ensure the prescription is correct, including adjustments to the devices.

After a few weeks the patient is contacted and asked for feedback to ensure the prescription is satisfactory.

Fitting & adjustments are free of charge.

We are now working with Physiotherapist Paul Quine. By doing so we can help in a multidisciplinary way to rehabilittate and improve patients lives. Please ask in clinic for more information.

 

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