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Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanical assessment results help inform your comprehensive treatment plan.

If you suffer from common ailments such as plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain, Achilles tendonitis, hip, shin or back pain, a biomechanical assessment may be done. This scientific exam of your lower limbs will identify whether an altered movement pattern exists. We observe walking patterns and take specific limb measurements. We will also look at your shoes to determine wear patterns, both in everyday wear and in athletic shoes. Video and computer technology may be used to study gait and running biomechanics.

Poor mechanics can lead to numerous lower limb injuries as the body attempts to compensate for deficiencies or abnormalities. Something seemingly as simple as lack of motion in the big toe joint, for instance, can lead to chronic or recurrent issues. Understanding the root causes of muscle and joint pain will determine the most beneficial treatment plan.