Biomechanics

To assess your lower limbs from your hips to your toes

What is a biomechanical assessment?

A biomechanical assessment is an examination of the lower limbs whereby we assess their strengths, weaknesses, structure and alignment from your hips to the tips of your toes.

IT’S ALL CONNECTED

It’s very important to examine the lower limbs as a whole because they are closely connected.  Pain in one area can be due to a weakness or structural problem in an entirely different area.

DID YOU KNOW?  EACH FOOT CONSISTS OF…

 

Bones

Ligaments

Muscles

BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENTS TREAT AND AID:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • back problems
  • hip problems
  • foot deformities
  • podo pediatrics – including toe walkers/hypermobility
  • heel spurs
  • early heel lift
  • length leg discrepancies
  • plantar flexed first ray
  • bunions
  • pes planus
  • pes cavus
  • collapsed tarsai

TREATMENTS

Initial Assessment - £33

Initial assessment to identify and diagnose.

Biomenchanical Assessment Package (1 hour) - £80

This is a detailed examination of the lower limb and feet in relation to the rest of the body.  The range and quality of motion of the key joints you use when walking and running are assessed.

The measurements enable the Podiatrist to explain how they are affecting the way in which you walk and why you may have aches and pains in your foot, leg or lower back.

This treatment may result in the need to use orthoses insoles to try to stabilize your feet thus relieving your symptoms.

The biomechanical assessment package includes:

  • biomechanics – analysis of the lower limb function and gait abnormalities
  • fitting of the requireed orthoses and any adjustments needed
  • a review 2 to 3 weeks later to check the progress you have made and to establish whether any re-adjustments are required

Please note: orthoses (the devices given to correct lower limb gait function) are not included in the price.

Orthoses To Correct Lower Limb Gait Function - From £10

Orthoses are the devices given to correct lower limb gait function.  Different types of orthoses and methods are available:

  • Off the shelf adjustable orthoses – for simple or common foot and gait function abnormalities, i.e. plantar fasciitis, flat feet orhigh arches. Available for between £10 – £70
  • Prescription orthoses – for the more complex foor and gait abnormalities, this consists of a foam impression taken of your feet from which your personal orthoses are created.  Prices vary subject to prescription and range between £60 – £400.
Orthoses products and devices are available at Gill Newhouse Podiatry

ORTHOSES ARE…

…Devices that are specially made for you from a prescription written by our Podiatrist.  The prescription was created following a detailed examination of your lower limb function and gait

…Orthopaedic devices.   They’re designed to ensure your feet and lower limbs operate around their optimum functioning position.  Thise should ease the frequency and severity of the symptoms you’re suffering

…Used to improve your walking as your feet, knees, hips and spine are now in the correct position.

ORTHOSES ARE USED TO…

  1. progressively reduce pain
  2. improve your ability to walk as your feet, knees, hips and spine will be in the correct position
  3. gradually reduce any high pressure areas

We recommend that you break your orthoses in by gradually building up the length of time that you are wearing them. For example, 2 hours one day, 4 hours the next and then 6 hours wear until eventually you can wear them all day.

TREATMENT HAS CHANGED HIS LIFE

“My disabled son was unable to tell us why he was reluctant to walk. Gill carried out a thorough bio-mechanical assessment of his feet.

The subsequent treatment has changed his life. We now struggle to keep up with him!”

Parent of a patient

EXCELLENT, FRIENLDY & PROFESSIONAL

Gill and her team offer a superb podiatric service.  My Mum was really suffering and was in a great deal of pain, struggling to walk.

Thanks to Gill, her care and treatment and a referral to a podiatric surgeon, my Mum has made a full reovery.

She used to have weekly treatment, now she only needs to go every 6 weeks for general foot care and nail trimming.

Thank you Gill and the girls for transforming my Mum’s life.  She and I are very grateful for your intervention and your friendship.

Dave & Irene Ruane

Let's Talk About How We Can Make Your Feet Feel Great

Call us on 01253 812555 (Knott End) or 01995 601106 (Garstang)

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01253 812555

Knott End

01995 601106

Garstang

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After suffering verrucas in both my feet for what seemed like forever, I took the decision to have them treated by Gill Newhouse Podiatry and it was one of the best decisions I’ve taken!

Gill was extremely caring and sensitive with my feet, and after a course of treatment, I’m pleased to say that I am now completely verruca free.

It’s wonderful to be able to walk again without pain.

Thanks to Gill for her dedication and professional manner which she showed me throughout.  I have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Gill Dickinson

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