Orthotic Provision in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham
Biomechanics involves looking in detail at the body, its alignment and how it functions. A biomechanical assessment at Resolve Physiotherapy is beneficial if you are experiencing pain, or are looking to develop your performance in a particular sporting field. A biomechanical assessment is the starting point for understanding the cause of your problem or underperformance, what treatment is needed or whether further investigations are necessary.
- Identifying the cause of muscle and joint pain
- Eliminate pain and discomfort
- Improve functional fitness & athletic performance
- Identify weaknesses and risks BEFORE injury occurs
- Identify and resolve movement problems
- Build lasting fitness not temporary ability
A biomechanical assessment involves a non-weight bearing and weight bearing examination aswell as a thorough hands on assessment. Where biomechanical abnormality is identified we do our best to correct this through our usual hands on physiotherapy approach, supported by prescriptive exercise and then, once we are sure we have optimised the soft tissue component as far as possible we will prescribe custom orthotics that promote the most efficient lower limb function, bespoke to the individual concerned. Semi custom orthotics are also available for less complex bio mechanical abnormalities such as flat feet, heel and arch pain.
We also offer additional conservative treatment for many conditions that are exacerbated by mal-alignment of the foot to the lower limb and / or ground. Mal-alignment of the lower limb joints often results in soft tissue stress affecting the foot or lower limb. This can lead to common problems which include:
- Foot/lower limb fatigue
- Shin splints
- Knee ligament sprains
- Patella mal-tracking
- Runner’s knee
- Jumper’s knee
A thorough analysis and accurate diagnosis are imperative in ensuring that correction of lower limb biomechanics is useful and performance enhancing. Combined with our specialist knowledge in the area of injury prevention and management a thorough biomechanical assessment is key in ensuring your rehabilitation an performance development is second to none.