Most people have a Biomechanical assessment because they are experiencing pain within the lower limb.
This pain can be anywhere from the back down into the feet. You do not have to have a specific sports injury, it may just be pain which is present when walking or doing a specific movement.
Occasionally, people attend for a Biomechanical assessment in an attempt to improve posture or prevent and or reduce the risk of injury or to improve sporting performance.
It is estimated that around 80% of the population suffer from excessive pronation. This condition is common in all types of people from children to the elderly and from top athletes to people with a sedentary lifestyle.
The feet become misaligned and combined with poor posture roll inwards to gain ground contact, the arches become flattened producing the condition known as excessive pronation.
Excessive pronation combined with poor posture of the foot and leg can cause related foot, knee and back problems. These related problems can be treated effectively through the use of premoulded orthotics and for greater control of the pronation, casted custom-made orthotic insoles.
Orthotics are designed to alter the Biomechanical function, stabilising and re-aligning the feet into the best possible position. This helps to prevent the feet from rolling inwards, supporting the arches from flattening. In turn, this improves body posture, preventing a variety of conditions that lead to foot, knee and lower back pain.