What is a biomechanical assessment?
A biomechanical assessment is a detailed assessment of an individual’s walking or running style. It is required when pain is felt in the lower limbs during walking or running. The physiotherapist will look at the position of the hips, legs, knees and feet in standing and how they move in walking or running.
Which symptoms or conditions require a biomechanical assessment?
There are several symptoms or conditions that may require a biomechanical assessment. These include:
- Flat feet
- Foot, knee or hip pain during walking or running
- Leg length discrepancy
- Abnormal gait (walking style)
- Foot drop
Treatment following a biomechanical assessment
Our physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk are experienced in performing biomechanical assessments and treating biomechanical problems. There are several treatments your physiotherapist may use to treat biomechanical problems including:
- Providing insoles
- Adapting walking style
- Muscle imbalance correction
- Strengthening exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Advice on activity
To arrange an assessment with Physio.co.uk please call us on 0330 088 7800. Alternatively, make an appointment online today!