Biomechanics of the foot and ankle focuses on the way in which the bones, joints and muscles of both feet and lower limbs move and interact with one another. A biomechanical assessment includes a thorough gait assessment, as well as a thorough joint assessment and muscle testing of the feet and lower limbs to help determine the cause of foot, ankle, knee or other lower limb injury. This assessment is modified to each individual's needs eg. a falls assessment for the elderly, or an assessment analysing the biomechanical requirements for specific sports.

Podiatrists are able to refer for xrays and ultrasound imaging of the foot and ankle, and this may be required for your injury. If you have any imaging results eg xray, ultrasound, MRI etc please bring these to your consultation. Please also bring along a range of footwear as well as previous or current ankle braces or orthotics etc.

Conditions we assess, and treat where indicated include:

  • Flat feet (pes planus)
  • High arched feet (pes cavus)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spur syndrome
  • Hammer toes
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis
  • Neuromas
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Ankle and knee problems
  • Plantar pressure offloading
  • Leg length difference
  • plus many more