At Enable Orthotics we use a combination of video gait analysis, biomechanical analysis, movement assessments and Footscan pressure plate analysis to determine the root cause of pain and to determine your risk of injury.
This information is then used to provide evidence based treatments such as:
Any patient assessment begins with taking a complete patient history. This allows us to fully understand the problem is and gives an insight to what factors may be influencing or causing your pain or limiting your mobility. It is arguably the most important part of the patient assessment process.
This is the hands on part of the examination. It allows us to:
During this part of the assessment we look at:
Gait analysis is the process of assessing how you body moves as you walk or run.
We utilise an advanced video gait analysis system to perform gait analysis. This system allows us to slow your gait down and analyse it frame by frame. We measure angles of rotation of the foot, knee and hip and examine how the joints are moving relative to one another.
This allows us to observe small abnormalities and compensatory patterns which would normally be invisible to the naked eye.
Our foot scan pressure plate system records precise plantar pressure forces which allow us to accurately analyse how your foot is moving and functioning.
It also allows us to observe how the forces are being distributed across the foot as you walk.
Our gait analysis combined with the Foot scan pressure plate together gives the clinician a complete picture of how your body moves functions throughout the gait cycle and how forces are being distributed across the joints.
The information collected aids Orthotic prescription. By showing force loading patterns throughout the foot the amount of correction required can be accurately determined.
This evidence based approach to treatment provides a much improved clinical outcome for our patients.
Whether you are, struggling with pain, having issues with mobility or training for a sporting event we will endeavour to find the best treatment to meet your individual needs and expectations.
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