A biomechanical orthotics assessment can identify the cause of your foot, back and leg pain so our foot orthotics doctors can tailor a solution to you.
Looking to find the cause of your foot discomfort?
Why you might need a biomechanical assessment?
The average person will take anywhere from 5,000 to 18,000 steps a day, with many of us aiming for a solid 10,000 in the age of smartwatches and Fitbits. While walking may seem relatively low-pressure, in a world of flat, tarmac surfaces, this repetitive movement puts stress on our feet, legs, pelvis and spine, leading to pain, weakness, and muscle instability.
When you receive a biomechanical assessment for orthotics, the underlying structure and function of your feet will be analysed, helping to identify any problem spots which might be contributing to your pain.
Here are some common issues that an assessment can detect:
- Flat feet
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Discrepancies in limb length
- Runner’s knee
- Posterior tibial tendonitis
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What to expect from a biomechanical assessment?
A podiatric biomechanical assessment analyses the structure and function of your lower limbs and feet, helping you find the cause of all those aches and twinges.
During the assessment, a podiatrist will assess your feet while sitting, standing and in movement (gait). We will test your muscle strength, your range of motion and look for any misalignments.
To analyse your gait and pinpoint any abnormalities, you’ll be studied while running or walking on a treadmill, with shoes on and barefoot.
You may be asked to bring several shoes that you regularly wear to show how much support your feet usually receive. A 3D scan will also be taken of your feet, which will then be used to make your state-of-the-art orthotics.
These biomechanical orthotics assessments, combined with some information about your lifestyle, will help our podiatrist offer you a personalised solution.
At The Foot Hub, our expert sports podiatrist has extensive experience working with athletes of all levels, from keen sports enthusiasts to professional athletes. We understand that your feet are a critical part of the activities you do, and we are dedicated to providing patient-focused care that prioritises your comfort and helps you excel in your sport. Our team works to develop personalised treatment plans that address your unique needs and concerns, ensuring that you can stay healthy, active, and injury-free. With a focus on foot and ankle health, we will help you achieve your performance goals while ensuring optimal comfort and function
custom orthotic solution
After meeting with a foot specialist, orthotics solutions may be offered. These custom-designed shoe inserts support your feet and improve posture to help with a variety of foot disorders. Orthotics can relieve pressure on certain areas of your feet, prevent further deformity, and reduce tension in the lower legs. They help realign the feet and limbs, offering a pain-free solution for problem areas. Improving your range of motion and leading to a better overall posture, the impact on your quality of life should not be underestimated. Paired with the exercises given by your foot orthotics doctor, inserts can limit your discomfort and improve your long-term health. If you’re curious to get to the bottom of your mysterious pain, our specialist doctors would love to help. Just get in touch, and we’ll see what we can do!
Initial Biomechanical Assessment$140
Can be claimed on private health insurance with podiatry cover
The Foot Hub - Alexandria
205/35 Doody St
The Foot Hub - Sydenham
1/286 Unwins Bridge Rd