Our podiatrist will undertake a biomechanical or functional assessment to assess the way your foot, leg and body are functioning as you walk or run. Small abnormalities in movement can be the cause of pain or symptoms.
A gait assessment is the movement component of the assessment where we video your foot and leg whilst walking or running to ascertain any abnormalities in your pattern of walking and running. We may do this with and without footwear.
Our podiatrist will examine the joints, muscles and structure of the foot, ankle and leg. We will move and assess joint range of motion, movement and strength. Also assessing leg length and taking measurements to ascertain any abnormalities.
It is important to note that the way in which the foot functions can have an impact on other parts of the body, meaning that issues may arise elsewhere.
After all assessments have been undertaken we will discuss results with you and create a treatment plan which may involve things such as, training regimes, stretches, taping or braces, footwear advice or orthotics.