Assessment

Assessment

Covid-19 update 11/1/21

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we have brought into place a number of protocols to protect you and our staff. 

We will remain open as a medical service however, we would like you to think about if the treatment you require is essential while we are in tier 4.

If you would like to enquire about an appointment we will initially arrange a call from a member of our clinical staff. We will arrange a time for them to call you and they will discuss potential treatment options as well as an indication of cost. 

At this time we would suggest that if you have been advised to shield then not to attend the Buchanan Clinic at this time. This measure has been suggested for your own safety and while every precaution has been undertaken there is still a risk in attending. 


Orthotic Assessment in Glasgow

Your orthotic assessment will be taken by a fully qualified Orthotist with a broad scope of clinical experience and registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). A member of our clinical team will contact you prior to your assessment to introduce themselves and gain information which will help them to prepare for your appointment; please leave the best contact number to reach you when booking online or over the phone.

Following your assessment, if it is clinically indicated, we will measure you for a specific orthosis with the aim to try and restore your functional loss. We'll always have a chat with you about costs and the various options available and ensure you are happy to proceed. An orthosis isn't always be required and you might be given a self-management or stretching programme with advice to seek a referral to another health professional or even our Sports Therapist.

For more infomation see our blog on 'What to expect from your Orthotic appointment'


Biomechanical Assessment in Glasgow

We offer Biomechanical Assessments in our Glasgow clinic. It takes 40 to 60 mins for a fully qualified Orthotist with extensive biomechanical knowledge & experience and who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The RS Scan force plate platform embedded into our clinical walkway allows us to capture force, pressure and impulse readings at 500 frames per second. The static and dynamic pressure mapping in conjunction with your detailed visual gait assessment will allow our clinician to give you accurate orthotic and footwear advice as well as self-management and stretching tips to help minimise injury occurrence. A detailed visual and numerical biomechanical report printed for your own records is available on request at no extra cost.

The aim of a biomechanical assessment is to identify any abnormal movements which can lead to stress in the joints and muscles. Poor movement patterns can often lead to injuries or conditions such as plantar fasciitis and lower back pain.

For further information see our blog post 'What happens during a Biomechanical Assessment'


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