Biomechanical Assessment and Treatment
Biomechanical Assessments discover abnormal compensations that could be the cause of your pain, whether it is specific, non-specific pain or does not appear to be resolving from a previous injury.
Our biomechanical assessments involve an in-depth analysis into stationary and locomotive postures to see whether there is a biomechanical factor affecting the pain you are experiencing. If an anomaly is identified, then the appropriate treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.
PhysioWellbeing Biomechanical Therapy:
Orthotic device – A suitable insole recommended for you if a biomechanical anomaly is identified.
Joint articulations – Manipulations to joint to promote normal function and movement.
Strength and conditioning program – To improve overall performance and prevent unwanted stresses going through joint causing further damage or injury.
Advice – Contains appropriate information to understand and manage your condition, this may include the correct application of hot/cold therapy or effective rest.
Why have a biomechanical Assessment?
Most of the time, people will only actively seek a biomechanical assessment when they are experiencing pain, which is limiting their quality of life. However, many of us may experience the odd pang of pain and then choose to ignore it. The truth is, that pang of pain may be an early indicator that you have adopted a compensation mechanism due to a biomechanical factor which is causing unwanted overuse and in turn manifests a build up of tightness which causes irritation to the soft tissues.
Without knowing, many of us have a biomechanical anomaly, the most prolific is leg length discrepancies and flat-footedness in postural stance of dynamically. This can make our musculoskeletal system adopt compensation mechanism in order to function as optimally as it can. This compensation mechanism causes unwanted overuse of the soft tissues which in turn promotes a build-up of tightness and pain in the affected area or further up the kinetic chain. This may explain why a person has back pain but has had no specific injury because an anomaly such as flat-footedness will cause the lower leg to rotate inwards which affects the posture of the pelvis causing the soft tissue structures around the joints in the lower back then be irritated.
A significant leg length difference can also cause abnormal moving patterns. A leg length discrepancy can be true or functional which causes unwanted overuse of soft tissues overtime. If identified, the addition of a heel raise may be recommended to allow more symmetrical movement, normalising movement, improve overall performance in normal day-to-day living and active lifestyles.