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Why see an Orthotic Clinician? Understanding Biomechanical Assessments

Every step you take echoes through your well-being. The intricate dance of your body in motion is closely intertwined with your overall comfort and health. This is where biomechanical assessments step in – a pivotal tool in understanding how your body moves and its impact on the musculoskeletal system. In this post, we'll explore the profound significance of biomechanical assessments in orthotic care and their role in driving essential treatment decisions.

Decoding Biomechanics: A Blueprint for Movement

Biomechanics, the study of forces and movements on the human body, unravels the mechanics of muscles, bones, and tendons. Think of it as a blueprint for a complex machine – your body. Your feet, as the foundation, play a crucial role in how they interact with the ground, influencing your entire musculoskeletal system during every step.

Why Biomechanical Assessments Matter?

In orthotic care, understanding your biomechanics is the linchpin for crafting effective solutions. Here's why:

  • Precision Customisation: Biomechanical assessments offer a snapshot of your body's movement, enabling orthotists to design highly customised orthotic devices.
  • Root Cause Identification: Pinpointing the root causes of pain or discomfort, biomechanical assessments unveil answers to issues like foot roll or muscle imbalances.
  • Treatment Tailoring: Armed with a comprehensive understanding, orthotists craft precise solutions addressing detected issues, ensuring effective treatment.
  • Progress Tracking: Serving as a reference point, biomechanical assessments track your progress, allowing adjustments for the right path to recovery.

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The Biomechanical Assessment Process

Typically involving non-invasive evaluations, a biomechanical assessment includes:

  • Gait Analysis: Observing walking or running patterns.
  • Range of Motion Testing: Assessing joint flexibility.
  • Foot Pressure Mapping: Determining weight distribution.
  • Muscle Strength and Balance Tests: Evaluating key muscle groups.
  • Empowering You with Knowledge

Understanding the importance of biomechanical assessments in orthotic care empowers you to take control of your health. If discomfort persists, consider a biomechanical assessment – the first step towards a more comfortable and active life tailored to your unique needs.

Contact us or book online to start your journey to embrace the power of biomechanics and step confidently into a world of improved mobility and well-being.

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