What is Biomechanics?

In our practice in Ballincollig Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we specialise in Lower Limb Biomechanics.

Biomechanics is the medical and scientific understanding of function and movement of your Musculo-skeletal system.

Lower limb biomechanics is the area concerning how your feet, ankles, knees, hips, pelvis and lower spine work together to carry your body through the daily activities of standing, walking and running.

How do I know if I am suffering from abnormal foot function?

If you suffer with pains, aches and fatigue within your feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips or lower back then look at the bottom of your footwear and observe the wear marks. Certain wear marks in combination with your symptoms are a clear indication of faulty lower limb biomechanics.

Shoe wear marks are vital clues to how you walk.

Take care of your feet…. they should last a lifetime.

What can be done about my abnormal foot function?

Marie, as a chartered physiotherapist, is an expert in this specialised medical field. She will take a detailed look at your lower limbs, and take you through a detailed Biomechanical Examination, and from this she will have a good idea of how you are supporting yourself and moving around on your feet and legs.

A result of this examination may be the prescribing of custom foot orthoses – prescription medical devices that are worn inside your shoes. Such orthotic devices are designed to alter the way your foot lands onto the ground and will provide specific support to your feet during the complex series of movements involved in walking, running and standing.

A Special Word for Sports Enthusiasts

It is now well established within the field of sports medicine that custom foot orthoses are vital in the treatment of most lower limb sports overuse injuries and are recognised by a number of sports medicine practitioners to be a positive preventative measure in keeping you on top condition for your sport.

If you think a Biomechanical Examination would benefit you please contact us at Ballincollig Physiotherapy Clinic on 021 487 48 48

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