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Developing correct biomechanics play a crucial role in injury prevention, recovery and performance efficiency across all sports. Biomechanical analysis provides a systematic way of assessing the ‘mechanics of human movements’. It involves a comprehensive assessment of the structural integrity and functional alignment of your body paying special attention to the feet, ankles, legs, thighs, hips and lower back. A Bio-mechanist/Physiotherapist will examine and identify faulty movement patterns that inhibit peak performance and/or predispose you to a debilitating injury. Yes, only a Bio-mechanist/Physiotherapist who specializes in ‘biomechanics’ can assess and treat biomechanical issues, advising you on the further management required along the way. Improve your overall performance and prevent injury – with Biomechanical analysis! Stay healthy and take your game to the next level! With Biomechanical analysis – you gain a better understanding of your body's correct mechanics!
An initial assessment includes taking of pertinent history, other medical information and injury details. Then a biomechanical assessment is performed where the various joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons will be individually evaluated to accurately determine the nature of the injury. A video gait analysis is done to make an assessment of your walking/running style. A non-weight bearing anatomical examination, manual muscle testing, range of motion analysis and weight bearing lower limb posture assessment is done. Following this you will be provided with a customized exercise plan geared to address any identified mechanical faults. This ultimately helps to improve your joint mobility, regain proper body mechanics and enhance physical performance.
You may need a Biomechanical analysis if
- You are experiencing pain in your hip, thigh, knee, shin, ankle, foot or lower back during exercise and/or walking/running
- You have sore heels, aching arches, pain in the ball of your foot, sore toes or want to know why you build up hard skin (corns and calluses)
- You feel unstable when standing
- You have a significant leg length discrepancy or flat footedness that causes abnormal moving patterns
You are eligible for a biomechanical assessment if
- You are intending to check for abnormalities and possible causes of pain in your foot, ankle, knee and hip or lower back
- You are recovering from an injury or surgery
- You are looking to optimize your biomechanics to reduce your risk of injury and enhance performance
The Risks Involved
Biomechanical assessment is a scientific approach to analyze ‘human movement patterns’ in order to bring about a balance to your entire body. Hence it is a safe and effective way to understand good biomechanics - the way your body was designed to work!
Having done a biomechanical assessment the bio-mechanist/physiotherapist will collate the information and prescribe exercises to help you achieve your goals. A customized exercise program is set to help you normalize and optimize your biomechanics. This allows for better sports performance and/or less injury risk.
Our feet carry a lot of responsibility every day. If they are out of alignment, the rest of the body is likely to be as well. Have a biomechanical assessment today and identify areas of weakness and restrictions within your body. Indeed it’s like a “full service” for your entire musculoskeletal system. If you experience a pang of pain, never choose to ignore it. Relieve pain and regain function - get back to your activity and daily life with “happy feet.” Get a Biomechanical analysis done today!