Biomechanical Assessment

A gait analysis is a method used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanical abnormalities. At Pacific Podiatry we use the Zebris Gait analysis System. It uses a treadmill with a force plate underneath to measure how much force you exert on the ground whilst exercising , the digital camera then analyses the angle at the back of the leg to ensure correct biomechanics is occurring.

A report is produced to illustrate differences between the limbs which may be from hip, knee or ankle abnormailities. Our podiatrists also carry out a full biomechanical assessment which will study joint motion and muscle strength and flexability. From these studies a program can be designed and advice on footwear and possibly an orthoses.