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Biomechanical Assessments

Running & Walking Video Assessments to diagnose and assess injury.

Your Podiatrist will begin by assessing your feet, both how they function when standing and during gait (walking/running technique) by getting you onto the treadmill. 

Video analysis will allow the Podiatrist to analyse your gait. 

Your Podiatrist may also use a GaitScan™ system, which is an innovative diagnostic tool that allows Podiatrists to analyze patient biomechanics. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300Hz (frames per second), GaitScan, has a dynamic scanning capability.

GaitScan™ provides a comprehensive biomechanical evaluation for each patient. In-depth, informative reports give you access to over a million data points which break down deviations from optimal biomechanics. 

Biomechanical Assessment - Viewbank Podiatry
Dynamic Gait Assessment - Viewbank Podiatry

We may need to take you through a series of related exercises to assess muscle, tendon and ligament strength such as calf raises and single leg balance. 

The exercises will directly relate to foot function to see if there is an area of concern that needs to be addressed by introducing a strength and conditioning program. Your intrinsic foot muscles will be assessed to see how effective they are in supporting your medial longitudinal arch. There are exercises that can be prescribed to improve your intrinsic foot strength.

Foot orthotics may be indicated, designed to help improve your foot posture, balance and efficiency of movement. 

Correct footwear for the activity, whether it be walking, running or playing sports is equally as important. 

Orthotic Prescription - Viewbank Podiatry
Walking Assessment - Viewbank Podiatry
Orthotic Fitting - Viewbank Podiatry
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