Through biomechanical analysis, we offer our patients a comprehensive assessment of their gait (walking or running style), and we use these findings to reduce injury-causing load and in turn, pain. Our sports podiatrists are able to offer professional podiatric advice that improves our patients’ sporting performance and assists them to implement safe movement patterns that can be maintained in the long term.
At Hills District Podiatry, we understand that leading an active lifestyle is important to our patients. We work with adults and children of all backgrounds and from all sporting disciplines, to offer a professional and comprehensive sports podiatry service, including biomechanical analysis. We always work closely with our patients to understand the demands of their lifestyle and activities, so that we can offer uniquely tailored solutions to their pain and lower limb concerns.
Biomechanical Analysis at Hills District Podiatry – What is a biomechanical analysis?
Sports podiatry is a branch of podiatric (lower limb and foot) medicine, that specifically focuses on the treating and managing injuries that relate to athletic activities. Sports biomechanics is a scientific discipline that examines the internal and external forces which affect the mechanics of human movement during exercise.
Biomechanical analysis is a non-invasive physical assessment, that can assist your sports podiatrist to identify structural or functional abnormalities or problems that are contributing to your pain. At Hills District Podiatry, our sports podiatrists are fully qualified and highly experienced, with a keen interest in sports biomechanics and biomechanical analysis. Using a selection of specialised tools available in-house at our clinic, we can make a thorough assessment of your lower limb.
Following your biomechanical analysis, your sports podiatrists will be able to tailor an intervention plan to suit your needs.
Biomechanical Analysis at Hills District Podiatry – How we conduct an analysis
At Hills District Podiatry, our experienced sports podiatrists conduct a thorough biomechanical analysis of the lower limb, using specialised video gait software, along with various other measurements and diagnostic tools. Our sports podiatrists will examine your lower limb and foot position whilst you are non-weight bearing, standing, and walking or running.
The video gait analysis is a key component of the overall biomechanical analysis. It allows your sports podiatrists to assess how you walk or run, in very fine detail. The footage can be watched in slow motion to examine the makeup of the structures in your legs and feet, and how these contribute to your movement patterns.
Biomechanical Analysis at Hills District Podiatry – Why a biomechanical analysis is important
Biomechanical analysis is an invaluable diagnostic tool. The findings of the assessment can greatly assist your sports podiatrist in determining the cause of your pain or injury. Muscular imbalances or anomalies can be detected efficiently, and from there, your sports podiatrist can devise a tailored treatment plan that is specific to your condition, lifestyle, and the specific demands of your sport.
At Hills District Podiatry, our sports podiatrists have conducted hundreds of biomechanical analysis over the years. They are experts in the biomechanics of sports and running. The findings of your biomechanical analysis, along with those from other assessments that your sports podiatrist makes, can lead to significant improvements in sporting performance, as well as relief from common painful lower limb conditions. Some of these common lower limb concerns include:
Biomechanical Analysis at Hills District Podiatry
Hills District Podiatry offers specialist podiatric care and biomechanical analysis Sydney patients can conveniently access, at our Rouse Hill Clinic. Our sports podiatrists are fully qualified and have extensive experience in treating a range of conditions that affect people who partake in athletic activities.
At Hills District Podiatry, we offer every patient the highest standard of professional podiatric care, individually tailored to suit the person’s condition, lifestyle and level of activity.
If you would like to arrange a consultation with a sports podiatrist, or you are interested in having a biomechanical analysis performed, please telephone our clinic. A member of our friendly administrative team will be able to assist you. Alternatively, complete the online booking form, and a member of staff will contact you to arrange your consultation.