Lower Limb Biomechanics

What happens at your first lower limb biomechanical assessment?

The aim is to detect whether your lower limb biomechanics and gait are contributing to your pain/injury/problem. The duration of the assessment is one hour.
During the assessment, the range of motion of the lower limb joints will be examined including feet, ankles, knees and hips. Muscle flexibility will also be examined in relation to the effect upon your gait. You will then be asked to walk/run in order to establish this. Once the clinical examination has ended, the findings will be discussed with you.

An appropriate treatment plan will be discussed and if concluded that orthoses/insoles for your footwear will benefit, then you will be provided with initial devices which vary dependent upon your footwear and activity levels.

Included in this visit will be information relating to your footwear in order to provide you with the best possible support. You will usually be asked to return for a review within 4-5 weeks to determine your progress. If all goes well, with our initial devices, then it may be advisable for you to progress to custom made orthoses. Making sure your lower limb biomechanics are working how they should is incredibly important.


Gillian provides lower limb biomechanics assessments and provision of orthoses for:
  • Heel pain including plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Arch pain & toe pain
  • Morton's Neuroma & Metatarsalgia
  • Sports injuries for foot and lower leg pain
  • Foot tendon pain
  • 'Flat foot' problems, pronation problems
  • Mechanical knee & lower back problems
  • General knee malalignment problems