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Biomechanical Assessment

190203 Boost 259

At Boost Health Collective our Podiatrists pride themselves on patient-centred care. We focus on the prevention, treatment and management of soft tissue and joint injuries of the feet and lower limb.

What Is A Biomechanical Assessment?

A biomechanical assessment involves an examination of the hip and lower limbs in relation to the feet. Looking at the structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses as a whole will help determine your condition.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Running/walking gait analysis
  • Orthotics
  • Sports footwear referrals
  • Exercise prescription
  • Soft tissue treatment, including dry needling and joint moblisations

Many of these methods are utilised during a Podiatry consult, so as to find the best outcomes for you.

Discussion:

First your Podiatrist will have a chat with you about your issues. History, lifestyle and health can all contribute to your pain and discomfort. It is important for your Podiatrist to gather as much information as possible so they can develop the right plan for you moving forward.

Video Gait Assessment:

This will be done both on the treadmill and outside. Using some of the best video analysis technology, your Podiatrist will assess the positioning of your feet and lower limbs as you move. This will determine whether placement is a factor in your pain or discomfort.

Management Plan:

This is the best time to work with you in discussing your goals and how we can achieve them together. What do we need to get you back to? Meeting your running goals? Walking your dog? Playing golf? It is important to have a plan you can visualise, with specific and attainable benchmarks which we can hit along the way.

Footwear Analysis:

The type of footwear you wear can dramatically influence your foot and ankle position when walking or running. Your Podiatrist will discuss with you the best footwear to suit your needs.

Muscle Testing and Joint Mobilisation

The foot has many joints and muscles, each working hard to support your body as you move. Our Podiatrists will test the muscle strength and joint range of motion in your foot. This will determine whether you require exercise management to treat your condition. You may also be referred on to see one of our Myotherapists for some manual soft tissue treatment to give your muscles a better chance at recovery and strength.

Scanning for Orthotics:

Through the gait assessment, we will work with you to decide if simple gait modifications are required to correct your biomechanics. If you require orthotics to realign your body, a complete scan of your foot will be required to produce a full 3D image. Our Podiatrist then designs the script online and sends it through to the Orthotic Laboratory, to create a unique, accurate and comfortable set of custom prescription foot orthoses.

Re-training and Injury Prevention:

At Boost Health, we don't just want to help manage your pain, we want to prevent this issue from reoccurring. Your podiatrist will teach you strengthening techniques to limit the possibility of re injury as well as increasing your running efficiency. Working together, in collaboration with our Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist or Myotherapists may be suggested to optimize your recovery.

Review:

We are committed to improving the strength and function of your feet. Your orthotics are part of your treatment plan but they are not the end result. We will review the way that your orthotics fit while we continue to focus on progressing your lower limb strength..

190203 Boost 366
190203 Boost 384
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