Biomechanical Assessments and Orthotics

Painful joints, tendons or sore feet can all be assessed and treated by a podiatrist. A biomechanical assessment is a thorough set of mobility and movement tests which can be used by your podiatrist to measure what happens to your feet, arches and lower limbs when you sit, stand and move. A biomechanical assessment provides a good foundation for an accurate diagnosis and helps to develop an effective treatment plan.

Treatment options for biomechanical symptoms may include:

  • Orthotics to help support and align your feet
  • Footwear advice on what is most appropriate for your individual needs
  • Padding to provide symptom relief
  • Taping the ankle, arch or toe to give additional support where needed
  • Where appropriate, a multidisciplinary approach is used. Combining treatment with a sports doctor or physiotherapist can lead to more complete outcomes

Particular areas of interest at Bellbird Podiatry include:

  • Bunions
  • Forefoot pain
  • Heel and arch pain
  • Shin pain
  • Stress fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon and ligament pain
  • Orthotics
  • Footwear