What we Treat / Orthotic casting
The field of biomechanics applies principles of mechanics to study the structure and function of biological systems. The basis of biomechanical analysis is the determination of how forces generated within the body, or how forces applied to the body, influence the way that we move.
Structural problems in your feet can alter your walking pattern, running pattern & cause pain throughout your body. Clear & accurate assessment of the mechanics of your lower limbs is key to understanding the profound effect that subtle faults in your foot, ankle, knee & hip alignment can cause.
Our Biomechanic specialists may perform detailed investigations to determine how each patient moves (kinematics), or identify the causes of body movement (kinetics) to enhance our understanding of issues concerning health and exercise. Our Biomechanic specialists will take a lower limb mechanical assessment of you, to provide a complete diagnostic of foot & lower limb function; allowing treatment or orthotics to be prescribed accurately.
Orthotics are specially designed insoles, which are made for your by prescription. This is done by taking a plaster cast of the foot in its neutral position and is then sent to a laboratory, with your prescription to be made to your exact specifications. The insole then correctly aligns your foot and as a result your body. This will relieve abnormal strain of tissues and structures which can cause pain.
For less severe mal-alignments or for sports use a wide variety of "off the shelf" insoles are also available in our retail section of the clinic.