Bio-Mechanical Assessment

Bio-mechanics is the scientific study of forces and the effects of those forces on and within the human body. The field of bio-mechanics can analyze and interpret the cause and effect of forces applied to and by the body. Bio-mechanics are involved in a range of activities, from technical performance analysis to injury prevention and rehabilitation methods.

A Bio-mechanical Assessment involves a complex evaluation of the feet, legs and body position whilst weight bearing and non-weight bearing.

The bio-mechanical examination is a critical part for the evaluation of functional foot to make our insoles. The information gained from a bio-mechanical assessment forms the basis for a rehabilitation program, or if the problem is mechanical - an orthotic prescription.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A BIO-MECHANICAL ASSESSMENT SESSION ?

The assessment consists of, muscle strength, range-of-motion at the lower limb joints, and the angular relationships of the segments of the foot and leg.The Podiatrist will also collect information by performing a computerized gait analysis of your feet. The podiatrist’s evaluation will mainly concentrate on the assessment of the hip, knee and ankle joints.

If your condition is caused by a mechanical imbalance of a joint your Podiatrist may prescribe our insole. Our insoles are devices designed to improve the way in which joints are aligned and take the form of shoe inserts.

Bio-mechanical assessment can help with following leg related issues:

  • Shin Splints

  • Runners Knee & Pronated feet

  • Heel pain

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Limb length discrepancies

  • Low back pain

  • Knee pain

  • Forefoot and toe pain

  • Ankle pain

  • Bunions

  • Hammer toes

  • Flat feet

  • Morton's neuroma

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Corn & Callous

PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN MANUFACTURING OF CUSTOMIZED INSOLES

The manufacturing of the customized Insoles are diving in four categories :

  • Clinical and Functional Examination: taking care of patient starts with a clinical and bio-mechanical examination. A good understanding of medical and functional problems is necessary for quality treatment.
  • Molding in compensated dynamic posture: Molding of orthoses is done in the standing position. The posture of the foot is compensated while respecting the neutral articular alignment. The patient benefits from idealized functional quality.
  • Progressive and comfortable functional compensation: the grinding method in one workshop allows precise control of the movement of the foot in the three phases of a step (tailgate, plantigrade, digitigrades)
    Assessment- A thorough biomechanical examination is carried out to assess the problem. This may include motion analysis, muscle strength testing and gait analysis.
    Foot Measurement- A measurement of your foot is taken so that we can get a cast of your foot
    Impression- An impression of your foot is taken, so that an accurate mould can be made of your foot
    Grinding & Finishing- The orthotic (foot support) is then hand crafted by skilled technicians to get the perfect fit
    Fit Orthotic (foot support)
  • A custom made finished orthotic (foot support)

FAQ's

What are Orthoses (foot supports)?

Orthotics (foot supports) are specially designed shoe inserts, which help to restore the natural position of your foot. The type of orthotic (foot support) we need depends on the type of foot we have, how the foot is changing position and what shoes we wear. By careful selection and design of the correct orthotic (foot support) the foot is able to return to its natural position and function. This will prevent damaging changes in other joints, muscles and ligaments, and reduce foot pain.

Is an Orthosis (foot support) just another insole?

No, because insoles are designed to provide a cushioning effect and shock absorption. They may feel comfortable at first but they do not get to the root of the biomechanical cause of the pain or ailment. Orthotics (foot supports), on the other hand, are designed to change and optimize your foot function.

Do I need Orthosis (foot supports)?

Many foot symptoms ranging from general aches to painful bone and foot problems such as heel pains, bunions, callouses and hammer toes, are caused by collapsed and fallen arches. Foot orthotics (foot supports) help realign the joints within the foot in order to relieve the various symptoms.

What kinds of Orthoses (foot supports) are available?

Various kinds of orthotic insoles (foot supports) are available depending upon your needs of your lifestyle and your feet. The most common type of orthotic insole (foot support) is the rigid orthopedic foot support device made for everyday shoes.

There are other types of orthotics (foot supports) for high heeled shoes and soft, more flexible specialized orthotics to support pressure areas like heel spur to relieve foot pain.

Will Orthoses (foot supports) help my foot problems?

Orthotic insoles (foot supports) are helpful for many ailments of the foot; however they are not a complete cure. Orthotic (foot support) devices cannot reverse damage already occurred; they can however reduce the severity of the symptoms and relieve much of the pain caused by the problems you experience. In some cases symptoms can be eliminated. Contact us in Central London now for more information.

State-of-the-art, super lightweight heat mouldable materials are used to create an incredibly accurate mould of your feet. Strategically placed control, shock absorption and propulsive materials provide support, cushioning, protection and performance.

  • The insoles are moulded using windlass biomechanics, placing the foot and body into its optimum weight bearing position.