Biomechanical Assessment

Podiatry Clinic in Santa Pola (Alicante)

A biomechanical assessment consists of the analysis of the tread and gait to determine the articular, muscular and ligamentous state of the lower limbs and how they interact in relation to other parts of the body, thus being able to know if there is or if there could be in any future a pathology and what type of treatment is the most appropriate.

The biomechanical assessment consists of several steps:

  1. Anamnesis: It is the talk with our patients before the study that seeks to know the cause of the visit, the origin of the ailment and the need of each one.
  2. Examination on the stretcher: The joint state and ranges of motion in the ankle, knee and hip are assessed. The limitations in these areas guide us towards the reason for the pathology.
  3. Load examination: Standing we can know better how muscle groups of the lower limbs are activated and the elasticity to move them.
  4. Study of the footprint on our pressure platform: Thus we see the points of maximum pressure / support on feet and the position of the gravitational centre of our body, which must be centred.
  5. Dynamic analysis: We observe how the set of foot, ankle, knee and hips moves while walking, which allows us to analyse compensations that are created by having certain pathologies and pathologies that are created by compensating certain biomechanical deficiencies.

With a proper study of the tread we prevent osteoarticular, muscular and ligament injuries such as sprains, fasciitis, muscle overloads, pain in the anterior area of ​​the foot, low back pain, tendonitis or knee pains since poor foot support can lead to upper areas. We also observe possible dysymmetries, which are the differences in length between one leg and the other one.

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