A biomechanical analysis examines the effect of forces acting on the structural components of the foot and lower extremity. Understanding the nature of these forces helps us determine the most appropriate management plan and how to design an orthotic.
When we perform a biomechanical assessment we assess two main areas:
- Detailed physical assessment
- Instrumented Treadmill walking and/or running analysis
This assessment analyses the foot and lower limb from the hip down. In particular, we assess:
- Joint range of motion
- Joint stiffness
- Muscle power
Zebris Instrumented Treadmill Analysis
Our Zebris Instrumented Treadmill is a specialised treadmill that we use as an assessment tool when assessing foot and leg pain. It allows us to quickly and reliably capture force and pressure data which helps guide our clinical decision making.
During the analysis we will assess:
- How you walk
- Running form
- Foot strike
- Stride length