Biomechanical assessments

What is a Biomechanical Assessment?

A biomechanical assessment is a detailed assessment of the way a person moves from example walking, running, sitting or standing. A biomechanical assessment is required when pain is felt in the lower limbs or in the body when performing these basic movements. Understanding the biomechanics of the body assists us in providing personalised rehabilitation programmes to recover from pain, injury or to enhance athletic performance.

What are The Benefits of Having a Biomechanical Assessment?

There are many benefits of having a biomechanical assessment such as:

  • Highly reduced risk of injury and stress on joints
  • Increased strength of your body
  • Increased speed of force production
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved performance of basic movements as well as athletic performance.

Biomechanical assessments

Why Would I Need a Biomechanical Assessment?

One of the most common reasons is that we are rarely symmetrical and this lack of symmetry can affect the way in which we stand or move on a daily basis. Mild deformities, such as bowed leg (one leg longer than the other) or torsion in the pelvis. This can cause compensation for these abnormalities when we stand, walk or run. Additional problems such as very high or low foot arches, limb length discrepancy or a sports injury can result in compensatory movement when extra stress is placed upon joints, muscles and ligaments.

Concerns about a variety of foot pain issues would suggest a need for an assessment, such as:

  • Congenital deformities
  • Sports related injuries
  • Accident injuries
  • Wear and tear in maturity
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Heel Pain
  • Overuse Injuries

Our aim at Williams & Locke Physiotherapists is to get your body at its optimal performance, allow you to feel stronger and faster with the prevention of any future injuries. Get your biomechanical assessments done by Williams & Locke Physiotherapists. Our physiotherapists will give you an expert assessment and put you on the road to a healthier body. Click below to book an appointment online today.