Musculoskeletal Biomechanical Assessments
Our gait, in other words the way we walk, contributes to how pressure is distributed on our feet. A clinical exam is the first step to identifying any underlying biomechanical issue in the lower limb. This gives an objective and accurate overview of your condition.
Why choose us?
At The Vale Clinic, our podiatrists are well placed to identify unusual patterns in your gait and foot function, and is able to diagnose, treat and manage any abnormalities in the foot that may be causing you discomfort or pain.
What to expect at your Musculoskeletal Assessment
During the musculoskeletal biomechanical assessment, your podiatrist will take a thorough history of your medical status and previous injuries, and carry out a series of objective clinical tests to quantify your muscle strength, flexibility, joint range of motion and quality of movement.
The results of your clinical exam in combination with a walking or running 3D gait analysis are used to give you data driven advice and us the information to recommend the best treatment pathway for your condition.
There is an array of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries conditions that can be seen in the lower limb foot and ankle.
Plantar Fasciiopathy is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is defined as the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs from the heel bone into the toes connecting the front and rear of your foot.
Please click to view our ‘Plantar Fasciiopathy’ Leaflet
An interference of the growth plates at the back of the heel bone, causing inflammation and pain especially during or after a sporting activity, common in children between ages 8-14 years.
Please click to view our ‘Sever’s Disease’ Information Leaflet
An interference of the growth plates at the tibial tuberosity causing pain below the knee in children, causing inflammation and pain especially during or after a sporting activity, common in children between ages 8-14 years.
Pain experienced in the front of the knee or around the knee-cap causing pain and stiffness making it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down or carry out other daily activities.
It can sometimes be referred to as runner’s knee or jumper’s knee as it is commonly seen in young female athletes.
Your Treatment Plan
Your rehabilitation treatment plan may include a combination of interventions, here are some examples:
Your podiatrist will discuss and agree a plan with you.
What to bring with you to your assessment appointment
For biomechanical assessments and gait analysis: