What is Biomechanics?
Biomechanics is the field of podiatry which looks at the posture and movement of the foot to the relation of the body, during standing still and during gait (walking). Many foot problems can be corrected by simple exercises, or by the use of custom insoles or orthotics to help support the foot and reduce pain.
What Does 4D Scanning and Gait Analysis Look Like?
What Happens in an Assessment?
A biomechanical examination typically includes checking for a leg length difference. Assessing the range of movement within the foot, ankle and lower limb. Looking at the foot posture whilst static. Video analysis of you walking / running, (treadmill available at Middlesbrough clinic only). Plus 3D scanning of your feet with advanced analysis using specialised Footscan software from Gait and Motion Technology.
A common problem for foot issues is hypermobility, this is the foot moving more than it should at certain joints. Custom orthotics or insoles can be manufactured to help correct this problem. The Footscan system feeds data into the manufacturing process to produce a fully customised orthotic specifically for you the patient.
Hypermobile Foot Joints
3D Scanning of Feet
Footscan - Running Scan
4D Scanning of the Feet
Phits 3D Printed Orthotics
Phits 3D Printed orthotics, data driven design, adapted on screen from the input of your 3D scan and adapted on screen with the input from the physical assessment. Orthotics as unique as you! For more information on orthotics - Click Here.
Heel Raise for Leg Length Difference
A simple heel-raise for the shorter leg will correct this difference and may help correct your back or knee issues which can alleviate pain.