Running Injury Clinic
A biomechanical assessment refers to the analysis of the foot and leg function and the diagnosis of any functional problems or abnormalities.
A biomechanical assessment or biomechanical evaluation involves making a thorough examination of the lower limbs. This will involve a non weight bearing and weight bearing examination.
Non weight bearing examination: This will focus on assessing joint range of movement, muscle strength and flexibility.
Weight bearing examination: This will focus on the position and alignment of the body and the relationship of the foot to the ground during stance.
An assessment will often include observation of the patient on a treadmill or on the road,walking and/or running.
Assessment is made of posture, leg length, pelvic alignment, hip range of motion, knee range of motion and knee stability, ankle range of motion together with the angle of joint relationship between the foot and the lower leg and the separate joints within the foot itself.
Aching feet and painful lower limb problems can be avoided. The cause of many such problems is often due to misalignment of the joints which often results in soft tissue stress affecting the foot or lower limb. This can lead to common problems which include:
Foot/lower limb fatigue
Knee ligament sprains
If you need advice on your running gait and want a biomechanical assessment to evaluate the extent of your overpronation or would like your
stability running shoes assessed, call our running injury team 0121 709 5222
Gait assessment or running gait analysis requires a biomechanical assessment before any suggestion of orthosis is prescribed. Often orthotics are given out at the first signs of running injury with no regard to the needs of the patient.
Accurate diagnosis is required before attempting to alter lower limb biomechanics and injuries can occur to runners who wear ill fitting or incorrectly prescribed orthotics. Flat feet and dropped arches will result in foot pain,ankle pain and knee pain. Gait assessment for runners is a sensible option if you have any doubts.
Atlas Running Injury Clinic Solihull offers advice and evaluations of your prescription orthotics should you need help with running injuries. We also have a Tamworth Sports Injury Clinic using the same practitioners as Solihull
Runners Biomechanical Assessment.
London marathon runners who are developing pain when running should consider a biomechanical assessment of the lower limbs and feet. Atlas Running Injury Clinic have launched a website in support of the 2010 London Marathon runners who may have running injury problems caused through poor biomechanics. Foot orthotics for flat feet can often make a dramatic difference for marathon runners. For local marathon sports injury clinics view
3D Laser foot scan