Biomechanical Force Plate Assessment

Every step of every day your body is dealing with gravity pulling it down, and the ground pushing it up! Your feet are the key interaction between these forces and are extremely important in how you move and cope with stresses and strains.

A biomechanical foot assessment will help identify your walking or running gait cycle technique which will help towards improving running efficiency. Potential injuries can be detected from excessive imbalanced forces and disalignments.  

From the Biomechanical Gait Assessment you will identify:

  • Location and rate of force through the foot on impact

  • Location and area of pressure through the foot on movement

  • Risk of potential injury related to foot imbalances and disalignments

  • The benefits customised insoles have on injury prevention and enhanced sport performance.

Following the assessment you will receive a detailed structured report. Your results will remain on file for future use with our therapists if required.

Think of your body’s support structure, your skeleton, as bones suspended in soft tissue. Your bones do not touch at the joints but are suspended, supported and moved by a soft tissue matrix made up of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. This matrix is under constant tension and compression as it works to hold you stable, whatever position you are in.

As you stand, walk or run, the forces of gravity and momentum are transmitted through your bones from one junction (joint) to the next. Each joint influences the action of the next and the stability of its soft tissue matrix. At each joint the energy is changed, redirected or absorbed for you to move efficiently and pain-free.

If a joint functions out-of-time with the rest, it will twist the bones out of synchronisation, upsetting the soft tissue tension compression balance in your other joints.

The cost of the Biomechanical Force Plate Assessment is £39 and will take approximately

45 minutes.

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