BIOMECHANICS 

Pain in the back and lower limb can occur because of skeletal and musculature mal-alignment. 

This can occur from inherited conditions (“my father had a bunion [bad back] [bad hip]”) acquired conditions e.g. Parkinson’s or from trauma. Causative factors are then compounded and exacerbated through walking or sports. 
 
Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems. In human’s biomechanics refers to how the skeleton and muscles react to internal and external forces and stimuli. 
A biomechanical assessment uses traditional engineering sciences such as kinematics to analyse biological systems. During a biomechanical assessment, Stride Clinic use the information gleaned from a medical history, clinical examination, dynamic gait analysis * and pressure plate technology ** to take a holistic approach to biomechanical medical and clinical applications. 
 
A treatment programme depends on your symptoms and lifestyle and can range from sports strapping or padding to footwear advice or a stretching regime. 
Podiatrists are experts in using orthotic therapy to promote recovery and long-term relapse prevention. As Stride Clinic, we use a range of prefabricated insoles, Firefly bespoke orthoses and we are proud suppliers of The Richie Brace. 
 
A biomechanical assessment lasts an hour. 
Please bring every day, well-worn footwear and a pair of shorts. 
* Gait analysis is the systematic study of human locomotion and takes into account extrinsic and intrinsic factors combined with physical and pathological conditions such as trauma, neurological diseases and musculoskeletal anomalies. 
 
Some Common Foot Disorders 
 
Blisters 
Bunions 
Heel Pain 
Osteoarthritis 
Rheumatoid Arthritis 
Sports Injuries 
 
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