If a person suspects that his/her foot and lower limb have a condition that needs to be treated by a foot doctor, a thorough investigation on the said body parts should be performed in order to identify the appropriate treatment that will be applied on the patient and to his/her condition. The procedure goes further than looking at the condition; it should also aim to find out what are the possible underlying causes. This investigation is labelled as biomechanical assessment.
Biomechanical assessment in the medical modality of podiatry is the assessment of the walking style and foot function of the patient using computerised analysis. It is normally conducted in order to diagnose a particular problem (if there is any) and to determine how to best treat the ailment.
Assessments are usually performed on patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort on their heels or arches. Achille’s foot disorder, muscle aches, limb pains, knee pain, shin splints, flat feet, and bunions are just some of the conditions that require this kind of assessment and computerised analysis.
Some of the therapies used when a full and comprehensive assessment has been made are orthoses (insoles), dry needling (acupuncture), inter-X neuro stimulation, stretching, strengthening, and footwear recommendations. All podiatrists make sure that they are abreast with all the modern methods of treatments, and are members of the Sports Medicine Australia and National Podiatry Professional Development Program.
Feel free to make contact with us or drop by our centre, and let our competent podiatrists examine your foot and lower limb condition.