Biomechanical Assessments

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Sports podiatry is a branch of podiatric medicine that focuses on the treatment of foot and lower limb injuries that are related to sporting activities. Through the study of biomechanics, sports podiatry aims to align the lower limb in the most suitable position, to improve function and performance.
Biomechanics is the area of science that focuses on the forces (both internal and external) that affect the mechanics of human movement. In other words it’s the science that explains why your body moves in the way it does. The staff of Hills District Podiatry are highly trained in biomechanics and have a number of tools to assist in making an accurate assessment.
A podiatry biomechanical assessment is a thorough analysis of your lower limb while non-weight bearing, standing and walking and/or running. Our practice uses video gait analysis, which is used to examine how you walk or run on a treadmill in fine detail. We will also comprehensively examine muscle strength, joint mobility, flexibility and overall alignment.

A biomechanical assessment can quickly identify the cause of malalignment, muscular imbalances or pain. Significant improvements can be made to sporting performance and pain can be reduced from conditions such as flat feet, high arched feet, Charcot Foot (Arthropathy/Neuropathy), Club Foot, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis just to name a few.

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