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A biomechanical assessment involves an examination of the lower limbs, looking at their structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses.
The examination focuses on the foot, pelvis, legs and knees, assessing the relationship between them. It is important to examine the lower limbs as a whole because they are closely connected and pain in one area can be due to a weakness or structural problem in another area. A biomechanical assessment is a starting point for understanding the cause of your problems and provides a comprehensive understanding of any underlying issues in the lower limbs.
The lower limb kinetic chain can be influenced by any joint segment; the biomechanics assessment aims to highlight these compensatory movements through gait analysis assessment, allowing the specialists to make the right decisions about the treatment that is right for you.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to the biomechanics assessment and work closely with other members of the clinical team. Our physiotherapists work with you on exercises to improve muscle strength or flexibility however, if appropriate, you may also be referred to an osteopath, sports doctor or rheumatologist. Patient may also be referred for imaging such as X-rays, MRI’s or CT-scans.
By working alongside knee surgeons, we ensure conservative approaches are used, where appropriate, but can offer surgical treatment when required.