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.
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: