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Biomechanics

A biomechanical assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function. The purpose is to detect any abnormalities and/or compensations responsible for pain or simply for prevention of injury.

Using a series of weight-bearing and non-weight bearing assessments, including gait (walking) analysis, our skilled Podiatrists focus on the position, alignment, function, range and movement of the foot.

Common complaints from patients who have required a biomechanical assessment include:

  • Foot, ankle, knee and/or lower back pain
  • Flat or high arches
  • Feet that roll excessively in or out
  • Pain or injury associated with sporting activities or occupation
  • General concerns with the way the patient walks and/or excessive footwear

Based on the outcomes of your assessment, your Podiatrist will explain the likely cause of your concern and then provide an evidence based treatment plan.

If you are experiencing pain of have any concerns that you feel may warrant a biomechanical assessment please contact one of our staff to discuss your options.

Orthotics

After undertaking a biomechanical assessment your Podiatrist may prescribe orthotics as part of your treatment. An orthotic is a device designed to sit in the shoe much like an insole. They are designed to reduce fatigue on the muscles and joints by improving balance, natural support and cushioning and range from the ready-made off the shelf variety to a fully customised device made specifically to your needs.

How does our ready-made orthotic differ from those that can be bought in a store? Our ready-made orthotics use a 3D milling process designed to provide a consistent density to help minimise pressure points and excessive wear. They are also heat mouldable and can be modified to each individual’s requirements offering a wider range of use and mild arch support.

Custom made orthotics are designed specifically for each patients needs and should not be confused with ready-made or shop purchased orthotics. Our custom orthotics are milled from a lightweight solid polypropylene material that offers an excellent memory retention and will not distort. With complete customisation they fit perfectly to the contours of your foot offering even weight distribution, comfort and pressure reduction.

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Park Central Podiatry

Suite 112, 4 Hyde Pde,
Campbelltown NSW 2560

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Saturdays by Appointment