Stride Foot Clinic and Biomechanical Centre
…works to improve treatment standards by creating a service concentrating wholly upon the foot and ankle by utilising a Multidisciplinary team including Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Consultant Radiologist, Podiatric and Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Leading podiatry and chiropody clinic in Derby. Find out more about our services below or book an appointment
- Ankle Arthritis
- Mid Foot Arthritis
- Forefoot Arthritis
- Running injuries
Video Gait analysis & Biomechanical Assessment
A biomechanical assessment involves an examination of the lower limbs, looking at their structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses. We use the latest technology available to help diagnose and treat any abnormalities.
The examination is not focused simply upon the foot but includes the pelvis, legs and knees, assessing the relationship between them. It is important to examine the lower limbs because they are closely connected and pain in one area can be due to a weakness or structural problem in another area.
A biomechanical assessment is very beneficial if you are experiencing pain in your feet or lower limbs but no cause has been established. A biomechanical assessment is the starting point for understanding the cause of your problem, what treatment is needed or whether further investigations are necessary.
There are several types of recommended treatments following a biomechanical assessment, depending upon your results. For people who have good structural foot mechanics, the podiatrist will advise on the best footwear to reduce the risk of foot problems. Simple changes such as wearing trainers designed for your gait can be very effective. We work closely with our local footwear provider Derby Runner who have a range of footwear to help optimise your running ability.
If the podiatrist believes that your mechanics could be contributing to your injury or pain, insoles or custom-made orthotics will be prescribed.