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What To Expect From A Biomechanical Assessment (And Why You Need One!)

Despite what we like to tell ourselves, nobody truly has a perfect body and we are all subjects to mild abnormalities that can have a big impact on our overall health.

Think about something simple, like having one leg slightly shorter than the other or any kind of irregularity in your feet… Although it’s not that big of a deal and might not limit your daily activities, it can have a great impact on your musculoskeletal system when practising sports. 

In order to avoid overuse and injury in your lower limbs, you need a biomechanical assessment. Here’s everything you need to know about it…

What Is A Biomechanical Assessment?

A biomechanical assessment is a procedure conducted by a podiatrist to try and see what’s the general health of your lower limbs and how they move. 

Quite literally, it is a medical analysis to determine how you move and if you stress any part of your lower limbs specifically, causing pain, discomfort or injuries. 

When Do I Need One?

There are many reasons why you could want to have a biomechanical assessment. The first one, of course, is if you are suffering any kind of pain in your legs or feet without having suffered any injuries and you simply want to find out the causes.

The second one is that you might experience discomfort or pain when doing daily activities and might want to see if there’s any kind of structural abnormality that is causing it. 

But in general, it would be a good idea to get a biomechanical assessment at least once before starting to practice any sports.

Through this very simple assessment, you might be able to prevent and avoid altogether a long list of injuries!

What To Expect From a Biomechanical Assessment…

Despite the threatening name, a biomechanical assessment is a pretty standard medical procedure that shouldn’t cause any pain. 

As a first step, the podiatrist will ask you detailed questions about your medical history and then they will proceed to perform a thorough examination of your lower limbs and, in some cases, of your back and upper legs. 

At the end of the visit, you will be given some suggestions regarding the best way to manage your symptoms – or how to avoid them! 

Book Your Assessment Today

If you practice any kind of sports you might want to assess your lower limbs condition to avoid any injury beforehand. Book your appointment online or give us a call on 01606 45077. We are located in the centre of Northwich, Cheshire.

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