The structures of the lower limbs are subject to periods of high loads during activities, this can lead to stress & inflammation of the tissues; affecting mobility and reducing the bodies tolerance to the demands of physical activity.

There are lots of factors that contribute to an individuals injury and pain.  We all move differently and participate in different activities that apply varied demands onto the body.

Tissue gets injured in a number of ways;

1) exceeding the bodies tolerance to physical stress by doing too much of an activity or starting a new activity

2) over training without adequate recovery

3) Weight gain – The heavier we are, the greater the load through the tissues.

4) Age related changes and compensations in gait/posture reduce the tissues capacity to tolerate stress.

The analysis of movement is known as biomechanics.  I will examine how your body functions when you walk, run and move during activities and sports.

I have 16 years of NHS experience as a musculoskeletal clinical specialist in assessing, diagnosing and treating the lower limb, foot and ankle.

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My Mission Statement It is important to establish you’re aims, goals, and understand you’re values and beliefs. So together we can manage you’re expectations, and educate you on the best options available, to get you back on your feet enjoying what you do, with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

An accurate biomechanical assessment of the lower limb with a thorough history will help identify why you are getting injured and what factors are causing it.  This is key to developing a clear treatment plan to achieve the desired outcomes.

There are 2 options for assessment:

Basic bio assessment is 45 minutes

Extensive bio assessment is 1-1.5 hours

Your detailed assessment will include:

  • Detailed history taking
  • None weight bearing examination to assess range and quality of motion
  • Dynamic Weight bearing examination
  • Balance and muscle testing
  • Movement/gait analysis
  • Footwear appraisal
  • Foot/ankle mobilisation therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilisation/fascial manipulation

Biomechanical Problems & lower limb injuries

  • Excessive pronation/flat feet
  • Excessive supination (high arch)
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Metatarsalgia; capsulitis, bursitis, plantar plate injury, sesamoiditis
  • Plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Morton’s neuroma/bursitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Bunions
  • Hallux limitus/rigidus (arthritis big toe)
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Anterior knee pain
  • lateral hip pain/tendinopathy
  • Tendon problems
  • Shin splints
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • calf pain
  • hamstring pain/tendinopathy
  • Mechanical lower back, hip and knee pain