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Also Known As Insoles, Or Shoe Inserts by Biomechanical Podiatrist. These Devices Are Placed Inside Footwear With The Purpose To Support And Align Foot Structure.

Gait Analysis and Orthotics:

Our Biomechanical Podiatrist, have an extensive base of knowledge and specialise in the lower limb and the Gait, pain in the arch, knees, hips and lower back may be a result of poor Gait and collapsed arches of the feet that is causing long term pain and discomfort.
During the Biomechanical assessment a thorough procedure is conducted to help diagnose and implement care plan that is tailored to the patient. A weight bearing and non-weight assessment is carried which then allows the practitioner to issue a tailored treatment plan Via orthotics and health promotion.

Why Orthotics:

At the Pendle Chiropody Clinic we offer insoles and also provide custom made bespoke insoles which are custom made to your foot shape. Orthotics are prescribed once an assessment has been completed to ensure your exact needs are met.
If you are a keen walker, runner or your day-to-day job entails you to be on weight bearing all day, an assessment by Biomechanical Podiatrist can help diagnose and find solutions which you may not been aware of with your feet. WERE NOT JUST LOOKING AT YOUR FEET , a podiatrist can notice a lot from visual assessment and may help in getting active again and pain free.
If you are suffering with muscular inuries, knee pain and foot issues we have not invested in state of the art MLS Laser therapy to help with rapid pain relief, reduce swelling and inflammtion. We are focused in improving and using evident based treatments which will bring benefit to our patients.

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Biomechanical Podiatrist

What Is Biomechanics?

A Biomechanical Examination Involves Assessment Of The Structure, Alignment And Function Of The Feet And Legs.

In Podiatry Biomechanics refers to the way the bones, muscles and joints of your feet and lower limbs interact and move. They will look specifically at Pronation – how impact is absorbed and Supination – how you are propelled.

Pronation – Absorption

The best way to describe this is the movement of your foot as your weight is transferred from the outside of your heel to the inside of your forefoot.  This helps your foot adapt to different surface and cope with the impact when you put your foot down. Pronation is a natural movement when you are walking or running, but too much or too little can cause problems leading to chronic pain.

Supination – Propulsion

Supination happens after your foot has absorbed the impact of putting your foot down. The front of your foot pushes forward to lift your heel and move your weight forward to the front of your foot and your toes. This is what propels you in the direction you want to travel, like pronation it is a natural movement but too much or too little can cause problems.

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