Orthotics /Biomechanics is the study of forces applied to the body and its effect on function. In the foot health clinic, the main focus is on the feet and lower limbs. It is our job to determine what is causing the forces leading to injury.
We use a wide variety of treatment methods to reduce the biomechanical stresses, pain and dysfunction
Orthotic insoles are a common method of reducing biomechanical stresses in the lower limb and specifically the foot and ankle. They are designed to alter the forces through injured tissues. This, in turn, allows the body to go through natural healing processes
We also use exercise regimes, stretching advice, footwear advice and theraputic taping to alter biomechanical forces and improve function and pain.
Anyone can have a biomechanical assessment. If you are experiencing pain or instability in your foot/ankle, this may indicate a structure being subjected to an excessive amount of force. Our goal is to assess and reduce that excessive amount of force, reducing pain and instability in the process.